CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team will head to Cincinnati this weekend for a Sunday matchup against the Bearcats. Opening draw is slated for noon.
PC (1-7) will look to halt a two-game losing streak following a home 20-7 loss to Bucknell on Tuesday afternoon. The Blue Hose enter the weekend with a 0-3 series record against Cincinnati (3-2) after losses in 2012, 2010 and 2009. Last year’s meeting saw the closest result in history as the Bearcats held off PC for a 20-16 win. The Blue Hose scored nine goals to the Bearcats’ 10 in the second half and Catherine Ellis (Charlotte, N.C.) led the squad with four goals and one assist.
Ellis holds the team lead this season with 14 goals and 17 points. Lauren Lefeber (Waxhaw, N.C.) also has double-digits with 12 goals and a team-high 18 draw controls. Mary Honan (Old Bridge, N.J.) paces PC in ground balls, with 14, while Jaime Beamish (Memphis, Tenn.) leads the squad in assists, with seven, and caused turnovers, with eight.
Cincinnati has alternated wins and losses for a 3-2 record and took a 7-3 victory from Big South Conference team Liberty on Thursday. The team boasts a 2-0 home record and looks to Taylor Young (12 goals) and Kylie Ramsland (12 goals) to lead the team in scoring. Meg Gulmi has seen every minute in net for the Bearcats, averaging a .474 save percentage and a 9.96 goals against average. The Bearcats next hit the road face BIG EAST team Georgetown on Friday, March 22.
Following Sunday’s match, PC returns home for a three-game homestand that begins on Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m. against Kennesaw State. The game will be played under the lights at Martin Stadium, home of PC soccer.