The Tiffin University women's lacrosse team will open the 2016-17 home season tomorrow evening under the lights of Frost-Kalnow Stadium.
Tiffin vs. Wheeling Jesuit - Friday, March 17 7:00 PM
All-Time Series Record - Tiffin holds a 4-0 lead in the all-time series, outscoring the Cardinals 60-24.
Cardinals - Wheeling Jesuit is 2-3 on the year, picking up victories against Roberts Wesleyan and Edinboro. The worst loss of the year came against Florida Tech, being beaten 22-0. The preseason coaches' poll picked Wheeling Jesuit to finish 2nd in the Mountain East Conference.
Where's The Net?: The Cardinals have struggled to score goals this season, averaging only seven per game, 86th of 100 NCAA Division II lacrosse teams.
Near the Bottom of the Barrell: Wheeling is allowing 16.40 goals per game, ranking 94th in the nation. Opponents are connecting on 56.2% of their shot attempts.
Players To Watch:
Elizabeth Hales - Leading the team in goals with 12, Hales has also added four assists this season.
Kari Hickman - Leading the team with nine assists, Kari has also scored three goals.
Goalie Report: Maire Austin has had a tough start to the season, allowing 16.30 goals per game. Austin has 30 saves this season, saving only 30.6% of the 128 shots she has faced.
Tiffin vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas - Sunday, March 19 - 12:00 PM
All-Time Series Record: For only the second time in Tiffin's short history, the Trojans and Dragons will tangle on the field. The last and only time the two teams have met took place on March 10, 2015 with the Trojans defeating Tiffin 15-11.
Trojans: Saint Thomas Aquinas is 1-3 overall, earning their only win of the season against Dominican. In their three losses, the Trojans have lost by an average of 5.66 goals. Saint Thomas Aquinas was picked to finish 5th in the East Coast Conference.
Offensive Outage - The Trojans rank 80th of 100 NCAA Division II teams, scoring 8.25 goals per game.
Players To Watch:
Kaitlyn Gutenberger - Kaitlyn leads the Trojans with 10 goals scored.
Alyson Brennan - Leading the team with 16 ground balls, Brennan has also scored 9 goals.
Caroline Finnen - Tied for the team lead with 10 goals scored, Finnen leads the team with seven assists.
Goalie Report: The Trojans have had trouble finding consistency in goal, using a pair of goalies this season. Katherin Feigonbaum has allowed 16 goals this season, saving 48.4% of the shots she has faced, posting a 1-1 record. Laura Delorenzo has allowed 29 goals this season, posting a 0-2 record this season.