Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/14/14
The Drexel men’s lacrosse game against No. 7 Virginia scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Sunday. The host Dragons and Cavaliers will play Sunday at Vidas Field at noon.
In addition, the Drexel women’s lacrosse team’s scheduled game on Sunday with George Washington has been moved to 2:30. It was originally scheduled for 1:00.
Temple-St. Joe’s women’s game moved back a day
The Temple lacrosse season opener, originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 against Saint Joseph’s, will now be played on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1:00 p.m. due to weather-related concerns. The game will still be held at Geasey Field, and admission is free.
Lafayette women’s game moved to Sunday
The Lafayette women’s lacrosse game against Marist scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Sunday at 1 p.m. at Marist.
Lafayette will play its first home game of the season March 1 against Binghamton.
Lehigh women’s game is moved back to 3 p.m.
The Lehigh women’s lacrosse team opens its season at home on Saturday against Wagner. Gametime at the Ulrich Sports Complex has been moved from noon to 3 p.m. due to snow that’s expected earlier in the day. The Lehigh men’s lacrosse game originally scheduled for 3 p.m. was pushed to Sunday. The women’s squad has won 13 straight season openers beginning in 2002.
The Mountain Hawks look to return to the Patriot League Tournament for the sixth time in the last eight seasons. Lehigh returns 18 members from last year’s team, to go along with a strong freshman class of seven. The Mountain Hawks are led by co-captains Alexandra Fitzpatrick (a senior) and Kelly Scott (a junior).
A goalie, Fitzpatrick has started for the Brown and White since her freshman year, posting a 12.66 GAA last season while finishing second in the league with 7.69 saves per game. With the help of junior defensive trio Lauren Willcox, Michelle Abramczyk and Scott, Fitzpatrick looks to improve to her All-Patriot League form as a freshman.
The Mountain Hawk attack is led by junior Carli Sukonik, Lehigh’s returning leading scorer from a season ago. An All-Patriot league selection her first two seasons, Sukonik finished second on the team with 25 goals while adding three assists in a strong sophomore campaign.
Wagner enters the 2014 season coming off a 6-11 season when the Seahawks finished eighth in the NEC. Wagner is led by the senior defensive duo of Katy Bender and Caitlin Daily. Bender finished last season collecting 20 groundballs and causing 12 turnovers while Daily caused 17 turnovers while collecting 24 groundballs.