Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College lacrosse team travels to Wofford on Saturday for a showdown with the Terriers at 1:00 p.m.
Who: Presbyterian (0-2) at Wofford (0-1)
When: Saturday, February 24 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Spartanburg, S.C. – Gibbs Stadium (8,500)
Watch: SoCon Digital Network – Live Stream only
The Week Ahead
The Blue Hose travel to Spartanburg to face the Wofford Terriers on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. This will be Wofford’s second game of the season and the first in two weeks since it lost to Gardner-Webb 21-11.
Presbyterian is coming off a 14-4 loss vs the Manhattan Jaspers. The Blue Hose have scored four goals in each of the first two games this season.
Lauren Schaaf scored her first two goals of the season and is now tied-seventh in program history with 72 goals, and is ninth in points with 85.
Sarah Marshall is the leader in goals to this point in the season with three through her first two career games. Kelly Hyman has two assists, both coming in the last outing vs Manhattan.
Kayla Koch leads the team in goal with 21 saves for a .412 save percentage while also leading the way with nine ground balls this season.
Claire Frase leads the way with three caused turnovers through the first two games of the season.
Freshmen Leading the Way
Four freshmen have seen playing time this season and two of them lead in goals, assists and points. Sarah Marshall is the leader in goals scored and total points this season with three. She has scored in each of her first two collegiate games.
Kelly Hyman recorded her first career two assist game on Monday vs Manhattan. Her two assists lead the way for the Blue Hose.
Kayla Koch Starts
Sophomore goal keeper Kayla Koch started both games in goal and recorded 21 saves for a .412 save percentage. She also started all 16 games of her freshman season recording 136 saves for a .378 save percentage. Her 157 career saves is already the fourth best in school history.
PC Welcomes Six Newcomers
The Blue Hose have six freshmen on the team this year, four of which have already made their debut playing in the season opener at Furman.
Blue Hose Travel West
PC will be traveling west over Spring Break this year. On March 3 the Blue Hose will play at Arizona State followed by a matchup with San Diego State on March 5.
This will be the Blue Hose’s first meeting in program history vs both the Sun Devils and Aztecs.
Big South Highs
When Koch grabbed seven ground balls vs Manhattan that was the most in the Big South this season, Hyman’s two assists vs Manhattan is tied for the second most in a game this season.
Scouting the Terriers
The Wofford Terriers are off to an 0-1 start. They have not played for two weeks since falling to Gardner-Webb by 21-11 score on February 10. Wofford shot 29.7 percent (11-37) in that game and surrendered a 50.0 percent (21-42) shooting percentage.
The Terriers recovered 23 ground balls while forcing seven of the Runnin’ Bulldogs 18 turnovers in the contest.
Four different players scored multiple goals in the game while five different players tallied multiple points for the Terriers. Hannah Mutch and Sophie Smith each scored three goals while Mutch also had three assists to give her a team high six points.
Smith, JoJo Franklin and Monica Branch all led the way with three ground balls for Wofford while four other players finished with two each.
This is the first year of competition for Wofford College in women’s lacrosse, it is led by head coach Ceri Miller. Miller was formerly the head coach at Goucher.