Women's Lacrosse |
March 4, 2010
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The University of Cincinnati begins the 2010 lacrosse season with a road trip to Detroit, Mich. to take on the University of Detroit at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 5. On Sunday, March 7, the Bearcats will play their first home game of the 2010 season, hosting Duquesne at 1 p.m. in Nippert Stadium.
Admission is free for all of UC's home lacrosse games.
PART THE THIRD
In its third season of lacrosse existence, Cincinnati begins 2010 with two games against teams it defeated last season. The Bearcats closed the 2009 regular season with a 15-6 victory over Detroit. UC's second game of the season was an 11-8 win over the Dukes of Duquesne.
BACK FOR MORE
Cincinnati returns its top leading scorer from 2009 in sophomore attack Laura Simanski. Simanski finished her freshman campaign with 52 points (47 goals, 5 assists). Simanski set a new school record with six goals in a game, coming at Robert Morris on Feb. 22, 2009.
O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN
The 2010 team captains are seniors Haley Marvine and Patty Kelly and junior Natalie Starvaggi.
The Bearcats lost one starter from the 2009 season, senior Lindsey Marshall. Marshall finished her career as the school leader in career goals (64), career caused turnovers (39), career ground balls (59) and career points (69).
Senior Patty Kelly is one of the 2010 team captains and her sister, junior Lauren Kelly, is three ground balls away from becoming the school leader in career ground balls. She needs to cause nine turnovers to become the school leader in career caused turnovers.
HELLO MY NAME IS...
Cincinnati added seven freshman to the 2010 roster and three of them have similar names. Katelyn Wettig, Katie Kiriazoglou, and Katie Liberatore are three of the 2010 freshman.
The Bearcats welcome the return of Tiffany Smith and Kylie Ramsland. An injury caused Smith to redshirt her first season at UC after transferring from Robert Morris. Ramsland redshirted her freshman campaign due to an injury.
PROTECTING THE NET
Sophomore Katherine Russo is the top returning goalkeeper for the Bearcats. Russo started every game in goal as a freshman and posted a season-high and matched the UC record for saves in a game with 17 against Loyola. The netminder recorded 161 saves as a rookie.
BURTON BRINGS IT
Junior attack Lynsey Burton scored the first goal in program history at the 22:10 mark on a free position shot at Vanderbilt in 2008. Last season she scored UC's first goal in the first three games of the season, at Presbyterian, at Duquesne, and at Robert Morris. She ranks third in school history with 37 career goals.
AGAINST THE TITANS
In the final "home" game of the season for Cincinnati in 2009 -- UC played Detroit at Indian Hill High School --the Bearcats went out with a 16-6 victory over the Titans. Cincinnati poured in nine second-half goals with Lynsey Burton, Laura Simanski, and senior Lindsey Marshall each scoring three goals.
AGAINST THE DUKES
Last season the Bearcats defeated Duquense on its home turf, taking a 6-3 lead in the first half and holding on for the 11-8 victory. Lynsey Burton scored four goals for the victors.