CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College lacrosse team plays a pair of home matches this weekend when the Blue Hose host Saint Francis on Friday at 4 p.m. and Cincinnati on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Bailey Memorial Stadium.
PC (2-0) brings its best start in program history into the weekend after home victories over Newberry (16-8) and Delaware State (22-16) two weeks ago. Catherine Ellis (Charlotte, N.C.) won the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Big South Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week award for her play against the Wolves and Hornets and Ellis leads the team with 12 goals and 16 points. Maddie Seiloff (Marietta, Ga.) also tallies nine goals and six assists, which ties her with Brianne Ward (Cincinnati, Ohio) for the team lead in helpers. Liz Bedell (Londonderry, N.H.) leads the team in ground balls and caused turnovers, with nine apiece. Bridget Hogan (Charlotte, N.C.) and Tay Lyles (Stevensville, Md.) have each played one game in goal and have a win.
Saint Francis (0-3) will look for its first win of the season following road losses to Elon (16-7), Campbell (12-8) and Winthrop (19-10). Friday’s match marks the end of a four-game road swing to start the season and the Red Flash average 8.33 goals per game. Danielle Conwell leads the team with nine goals and four assists and Savannah Shores has started all three goals in net, with a 16.01 goals against average and .387 save percentage.
Cincinnati (1-3) will play Winthrop on Friday before heading to Laurens County on Sunday. The Bearcats dropped their last two games to Florida (19-6) and Niagara (12-6) and picked up a 17-5 victory over Stetson on February 21. Megan Bell’s nine goals pace the team and she shares the team lead in points (12) with Ashley Hemrath, who enters Friday with five assists. Meg Gulmi has started all four games with a 16.47 goals against average and a .233 save percentage.
Following this weekend’s game, PC hosts George Mason on Friday, March 9 at 4 p.m.