Dragons hit the bricks in search of wins

Dragons hit the bricks in search of wins

The Tiffin University women's lacrosse team, having won three games in a row and 4 of their last 5, will feel right at home on the road. The Dragons, playing their 5th and 6th road or neutral site game, will take on the Crimson Hawks of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Roberts Wesleyan Redhawks.

Tiffin @ IUP - March 29 - 6:00 pm

Location: George P. Miller Stadium - Miller Stadium, Indiana, PA 15701

Series Record: The Crimson Hawks have owned the Dragons in their four previous meetings, posting a 4-0 record and outscoring Tiffin 86-29.

Last Meeting: Tiffin last played IUP in the 2013-13 season, with the Crimson Hawks beating Tiffin 25-7.

Crimson Hawks: IUP is 3-2 on the year, falling to No. 10 Florida Tech and No. 4 Florida Southern. They have won three straight games, defeating UVa.-Wise, Gannon, and Millersville. Currently, the Crimson Hawks are the No. 18 team in the IWLCA rankings.

Setting The Pace: IUP is 29th in the nation in caused turnovers, forcing 10 per game. The Crimson Hawks are dominant in the draw control department, hauling in 13 per game, 31st in the nation. 

Quick Stick: Averaging 21.20 ground balls per game, IUP takes advantage of the oppositions mishaps checking in at 24th in the national rankings in ground balls per game.

Battle Tested: The Crimson Hawks have already played two top-10 opponents this season, and their remaining schedule doesn't get any easier. IUP has five nationally ranked teams left on their schedule, all of them being conference opponents.

2nd Half Surge: IUP has been outscored 29-25 in the 1st half of their games this season. After the half, the Crimson Hawks appear to be a different team, dominating the following half and outscoring their opponents 35-21.

Goalie Report: Angela Lontoc has played and started all five games for IUP, allowing 10 goals per game. She has faced 114 shots, making 36 saves.

Player To Watch:

Ally Burrows: Averaging 3.60 goals per game, Burrows is 14th in the nation in the category. She leads the team in goals (18) and points (19), firing 23 shots on goal.


Tiffin @ Roberts Wesleyan College - March 31 - 6:00 pm

Location: Roberts Wesleyan College Outdoor Stadium - 2301 Westside Dr, Rochester, NY 14624

Series Record: The Redhawks are 2-0 against the Dragons, outscoring Tiffin 24-18 in their two matchups.

Last Meeting: Tiffin and Roberts Wesleyan last met on March 18, 2015 in Rochester. The Dragons lost the close game, falling 13-10 to the Redhawks. 

Redhawks: Roberts Wesleyan is 4-4 overall and 2-1 in conference play. In their last game, the Redhawks were beaten 10-9 by St. Thomas Aquinas.

Defensive Hawks: Roberts Wesleyan ranks among the top-25 in the nation in several defensive categories. They are 18th in the nation in scoring defense allowing eight goals per game. The Redhawks are 4th in the nation in saves percentage, posting a .547 save percentage.

One Woman Band: Cassley Jackowski is the Redhawks offense, scoring 41% of Roberts Wesleyan's goals. On the year, Jackowski has scored 48 goals and added 18 assists for 66 total points. She leads the nation in goals, goals per game, points, and points per game.

Goalie Report: Shannon Knapp has played and started in all eight games, facing 214 shots. She has 87 saves on the season, sitting at 9th in the nation.