Who: Presbyterian (1-9, 0-2 BSC) at Gardner-Webb (0-12, 0-2 BSC)
When: Saturday, April 8 – 1 p.m. ET
Where: Spangler Stadium – Boiling Springs, N.C.
Watch: Big South Network
Live Stats: Statbroadcast Live
Social Media: @PCWomensLax (Twitter/Instagram) / @pcwomenslax
Blue Hose look to even the all-time series against GWU
• The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team rounds out its two-game road swing Saturday as the Blue Hose make the short trip to Boiling Springs, N.C. for a 1 p.m. ET game against Big-South opponent Gardner-Webb.
Last Time Out
• Campbell outscored PC 12-0 in the first half en route to a 17-3 final Wednesday afternoon at Barker-Lane Stadium.
• Claire Frase, Cady Roberts, and Alexandra Cole each scored a goal. Frase converted a free-position shot and had one ground ball and a caused turnover. Roberts and Cole took one shot apiece, with Roberts adding a caused turnover.
• On defense, Maura Talvacchia posted a season-high eight ground balls with six caused turnovers. Kayla Koch faced 21 shots in 30 minutes of action, recording five saves with a 29.4 save percentage. She added two ground balls.
• Talvacchia now has 210 career caused turnovers and moves into second place in NCAA DI history. The senior captain needs 25 to tie the all-time leader, Wagner’s Shea Gegan (2013-16; 73 games).
• With her goal, Cole has recorded a point in every game this year and has scored at least a goal in five straight games.
• The Blue Hose tops the Big South in saves per game (10.10). The team ranks third in the conference and ninth in the nation in ground balls per game (22.40), and is third in the Big South and 24th in the nation in caused turnovers per game (10.70).
• Talvacchia leads the nation in caused turnovers per game (4.20) and ground balls per game (4.90).
• Koch ranks fifth nationally in ground balls per game (3.80 and is second in the conference in total saves (86) and saves per game (8.60).
Scouting the Runnin’ Bulldogs
• Radford scored five unanswered to break a 9-9 tie and handed Gardner-Webb a 19-12 loss on Wednesday.
• Amanda Steinmuller, the team’s leading scorer, finished with five goals and two assists. Abby Hanscom added three goals, while Emma Rose and Maddie Stephens contributed two goals apiece.
• Radford outshot Gardner-Webb (46-29), just edged the Runnin’ Bulldogs in ground balls (24-23) and draw controls (17-16), and completed 21-of-23 clears.
• Steinmuller ranks second in the conference in shots per game (5.75), third in goals (32; 2.67 per game), and is tied for fourth in free-position goals (8; 0.67 per game). Her free-position percentage (63.6) is third in the Big South and 21st in the nation.
• Melan White took the loss (0-8), facing 32 shots with 13 saves in a complete-game effort. The freshman keeper has made eight starts and 11 appearances and owns a 31.4 save percentage.
• Gardner-Webb is second in the conference in turnovers per game (17.58) and saves per game (10.08).
• The Runnin’ Bulldogs were picked to finish eighth in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll, with Steinmuller receiving Preseason All-Conference honors. The team has a lot of youth with seven freshman, but returns nine players from last year’s squad. The program is in its third season and second under head coach Jillian Krick.
• Saturday marks the fourth meeting between the two programs, with Gardner-Webb holding a slight 2-1 lead in the all-time series.
• PC and Gardner-Webb last met on April 20 last season, a 12-11 overtime loss for the Blue Hose at Martin Stadium. Gardner-Webb took the lead with 1:37 left in the game, but Lauren Schaaf’s fourth goal with four seconds remaining forced extra time.
• Roberts netted two goals and Megan Dreyer scored one. Talvacchia grabbed six ground balls and caused a game-high eight turnovers.Next Time Out
• The Blue Hose return home to Martin Stadium as they host the Winthrop Eagles in a 4 p.m. ET Big South game on Wednesday, April 12.