Who: Presbyterian (2-13, 1-5 BSC) at High Point (12-3, 6-0 BSC)
When: Saturday, April 22 – 1 p.m. ET
Where: Witcher Athletic Center – High Point, N.C.
Watch: Big South Network
Live Stats: Sidearm Stats
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PC takes on Big South leader High Point on Saturday
• The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team concludes the regular season this Saturday, April 22 with a 1 p.m. ET conference matchup at High Point.
Last Time Out
• PC fell to Longwood 23-1 in the last game at Martin Stadium this season. The Lancers pulled away early on courtesy of a 15-goal opening half.
• Jess Goergen scored her only shot for PC’s lone tally. Claire Frase assisted Goergen’s eighth goal of the season and added a ground ball and a draw control. Alexandra Cole picked up three ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers.
• On defense, Maura Talvacchia totaled two ground balls, two draw controls, and a caused turnover. Lee-Ann Salim recorded seven saves on 20 shots (35.0 save percentage) with a team-high four ground balls and two caused turnovers in just over 39 minutes of work in the net.
• The visitors outshot the Blue Hose 36-11, including a 24-4 shot margin in the first 30 minutes of action. The Lancers also picked up more ground balls (25-16), earned more draw controls (20-5), completed more clears (19-17), and had more free-position shots (6-2). PC recorded more saves (10-9) and committed fewer turnovers (16-17).
PC Rankings (through games on April 19)
• The Blue Hose are second in the Big South and ninth in the nation in ground balls per game (22.29). The team ranks third in the conference in caused turnovers per game (10.29) and saves percentage (38.8).
• Talvacchia leads the nation in caused turnovers per game (3.93) and is third in ground balls per game (4.21).
• Koch leads the nation in ground balls per game (4.43) and is first in the conference in total saves (126) and saves per game (9.00).
Scouting the Panthers
• High Point defeated Campbell 17-10 on Wednesday night to clinch at least a share of the Big South regular season title.
• The win marks the 12th in a row for the Panthers and earned the team the No. 1 seed in the Big South Tournament.
• Senior Samantha Brown led HPU on offense with seven points (5 goals and 2 assists). She now has 44 goals on the season, which ranks fourth in program history. Erica Perrotta followed with six points (3 goals and 3 assists), while Brooke Stevens contributed a hat trick with an assist.
• Emory Gaeng led the team with five ground balls, Perrotta caused four turnovers, and Christina Del Sesto won four draw controls.
• Jill Rall earned the win in the net, making five saves with 10 goals allowed in a complete-game effort.
• The Panthers outshot the Camels (46-18), placed more shots on goal (29-15), committed fewer turnovers (14-20), completed more clears (14-13), picked up more ground balls (23-17), and won more draw controls (16-12). Campbell held the edge in saves (12-5) and free-position shots (5-3).
• High Point was picked to win the regular season in the Big South Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Brown, Perrotta, and Samantha Herman earned Preseason All-Conference honors.
High Point Rankings
• The Panthers rank sixth in the nation in caused turnovers per game (12.20), seventh in shots per game (35.27), eighth in points per game (22.67), ninth in assists per game (7.53) and scoring offense (15.13), and tenth in win percentage (80.0).
• Jill Rall leads the conference and ranks 12th in the nation in goals-against average (8.71). The freshman keeper is also second in the Big South in save percentage (40.9), sixth in saves per game (5.38), and ninth in total saves (70).
• Brown leads the Big South in shots per game (6.40); ranks second in the conference in goals per game (2.93) and shots on goal per game (4.93); and is third in goals (44), points (60), and points per game (4.00).
• Stevens ranks second in the Big South and 22nd in the nation in shot percentage (57.1). She is also fifth in the conference in assists (24) and points per game (3.73), sixth in assists per game (1.60) and points (56), and ninth in goals (32).
• Perrotta is fourth in the conference in caused turnovers per game (1.80) and ninth in assists (20), assists per game (1.33), and shots per game (4.93).
• Darla Poulin is fourth in goals (40), goals per game (2.67), and shots per game (5.67). The junior also ranks seventh in points per game (3.67) and shots on goals per game (3.93) and is eighth in points (55).
• Saturday’s game marks the ninth meeting between the two programs, with High Point holding an 8-0 record.
• The teams last met on April 2 last year, with the Panthers earning a 17-3 victory.
• Frase, Cady Roberts, and Lauren Schaaf each netted goals. Talvacchia had four ground balls and caused five turnovers, while Roberts grabbed four ground balls with three draw controls and four caused turnovers. Sophia Cuzzupe and Salim split time in the cage, with Salim making three saves with four ground balls and a caused turnover.• The Blue Hose took eight shots, placing all eight on target.