Who: Presbyterian (2-10, 1-3 BSC) vs. Radford (5-8, 1-3 BSC)
When: Saturday, April 15 – 12 p.m. ET
Where: Martin Stadium – Clinton, S.C.
Watch: Big South Network
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PC hosts Radford in Big South action
• The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team hosts Radford this Saturday for a 12 p.m. ET conference meeting at Martin Stadium. The game marks Senior Day for the Blue Hose as the team honors Cassie Watters, Jess Goergen, Jordan McGinnis, Maura Talvacchia, Alexandra Cole, and Amanda Lindsey.
Last Time Out
• Both teams traded goals early, but Winthrop scored five unanswered to pull away and handed PC a 19-7 loss Wednesday afternoon.
• Claire Frase led the team as she scored both of her shots and added an assist. The junior converted her lone free-position attempt and added a pair of ground balls to her total. Lauren Schaaf tallied two points as she netted a goal and had an assist.
• Kayla Koch faced 33 shots and made 14 saves for a 42.4 save percentage. The freshman also grabbed a season-high 12 ground balls.
• Winthrop outshot PC (41-20), got more draw controls (21-7), committed fewer turnovers (12-15), completed more clear attempts (21-18), and had more free-position attempts (6-3). Both teams collected 25 ground balls, while PC held the edge in saves (14-7).
• The Blue Hose are second in the Big South and eighth in the nation in ground balls per game (22.75). The team ranks second in the conference in save percentage (39.7) and is third in the conference and 25th in the country in caused turnovers per game (10.58).
• Talvacchia leads the nation in caused turnovers per game (4.00) and is second in ground balls per game (4.50).
• Koch ranks fourth nationally in ground balls per game (4.17) and is second in the conference in total saves (108) and saves per game (9.00).
Scouting the Highlanders
• Radford fell to High Point 19-5 on Wednesday as the Panthers scored 13 in the first half.
• Juliette Ruland led the Highlanders with two goals. Emma Rogers had a goal with two assists. Jenny Davis recorded 10 saves and caused a pair of turnovers.
• The Panthers held the edge in shots (43-13), draw controls (16-10), free-position shots (5-2), ground balls (31-12), turnovers (13-19), and caused turnovers (11-5).
• Rogers is the leading scorer in the conference with 3.17 goals per game. She also tops the Big South in shots per game (5.92) and free-position goals per game (0.83).
• Lindsey Carroll averages the most assists per game in the Big South with 2.50. Adrian Rius leads the conference with 5.50 draw controls per game.
• Radford leads the Big South in goals per game (14.17), assists per game (6.75), points per game (20.92), draw controls per game (16.08), fouls per game (31.58), and shot percentage (49.0). The Highlanders rank fifth in the nation in shot percentage and sixth in the nation in draw controls per game.
• Radford and PC were both picked to finish sixth in the Big South Preseason Coaches’ Poll, with Callie Bonnel receiving the program’s first all-conference honor.
• Saturday marks just the second meeting between the two programs, with PC leading the all-time series 1-0.
• The Blue Hose defeated the Highlanders 13-8 on April 9th last season. The decision marked the first Big South win in program history.
• Cady Roberts led all scorers with four goals and Schaaf recorded a hat trick with five draw controls. Talvacchia collected six ground balls and caused two turnovers. Sophia Cuzzupe made seven saves and got the W.Next Time Out
• The Blue Hose have a quick turnaround as they head up to Durham, N.C. for a 6 p.m. non-conference matchup against No. 20 Duke on Monday.