PRINCETON, N.J. (3/14/13) - The Princeton women's lacrosse team visits one of its program rivals when it takes on Virginia at Klockner Stadium on Saturday, March 16. Game time is at noon.
Eye on the Tigers
The series between Princeton and Virginia is tied at 15-15. Princeton won a 9-7 game at Klockner last year, while Virginia won 10-9 in 2011. Thirteen of the 30 games in the series (43%) have been decided by one goal. The Tigers are 3-2 against the Cavaliers in the last five meetings.
Princeton is 3-1 overall, coming off of an 18-11 win over Brown from last Saturday. The Tigers are averaging 13 goals per game and holding teams to 10 gpg. Sophomore Erin McMunn leads the team offensively with 11 goals and five assists for 16 points. Freshman Anya Gersoff has nine goals and adds three assists for 12 points. Junior Sarah Lloyd is also in double figures with three goals and a team-high eight helpers for 11 points. Lloyd is the team leader in ground balls with 11 and draw controls with 14. Senior defender Caroline Rehfuss has a team-best 10 caused trunovers, while freshman Liz Bannantine has nine. Sophomore Annie Woehling and junior Caroline Franke have both seen time in goal this season. Franke is 2-0 with a .438 save percentage and an 11.46 goals against average, making seven saves on 16 shots. Woehling is 1-0 with a 9.64 GAA and a .326 save percentage making 15 stops on 46 shots.
Scouting the Cavaliers
Virginia ended a four-game losing streak with an 18-5 win over William & Mary on Wednesday night. The Cavaliers are 3-4 overall and ranked No. 9 in the latest IWLCA poll. All four of Virginia's losses have been to nationally-ranked teams (Syracuse 10-9, Maryland 18-10, Penn State 15-14, UNC 8-7). The team also has wins over Loyola 10-9 and Richmond 13-7. Casey Bocklet leads the team in scoring column with 21 goals and eight assists. Ashlee Warner has 21 points on 14 goals and seven assists. Dana Boyle, Courtney Swan, Morgan Stephens and Caroline McTiernan are also in double figures in scoring. Swan and Stephens are the team leaders on the circle with 25 and 20 draws, respectively. Swan and Kim Kolarik each have 10 ground balls. Defensivley, Lauren Goerz has a team-high seven caused turnovers, with Swan and Stephens right behind with six and five. Kolarik has started in goal in all seven games. She has made 42 saves on 112 shots for a .375 save percentage and a 10.81 GAA.