Bearcats Lacrosse Opens BIG EAST Play this Weekend|
March 20, 2013
The Bearcats (4-2) open 2013 BIG EAST play as they travel to No. 10/8 Georgetown (5-2) on March 22 at 4 p.m. to battle the Hoyas, followed by another conference battle with the No. 11/18 Loyola University Greyhounds (2-5) on March 24 at 12 p.m.
THE BEARCATS-HOYAS SERIES
Georgetown leads the all-time series 4-0, 2-0 at Cincinnati and 2-0 in Washington, D.C. The last time the Bearcats played the Hoyas was April 5, 2012 at Nippert Stadium. GU was ranked No. 26 in the nation and defeated the Bearcats 22-4.
THE BEARCATS-GREYHOUNDS SERIES
Loyola leads the all-time series 5-0, 2-0 at Cincinnati and 3-0 in Baltimore, Md. The last time the Bearcats and Greyhounds played was March 30, 2012 where the No. 15 Greyhounds defeated UC 16-8.
SCOUTING THE HOYAS
-The Hoyas are 5-2 overall and open BIG EAST play against Cincinnati. They are currently No. 10/8 in the IWLCA/ debeer/InsideLacrosse.com rankings
-In their last match the Hoyas dropped a 17-11 decision to No. 3 North Carolina. GU overcame a six goal deficit but was unable to retake the lead. It was the Hoyas first road loss of the year. UNC's 17 goals was the most given up by GU this year
-Caroline Tarzian leads GU with 17 goals, nine assists and 26 points on the season. Kelyn Freedman follows with 16 goals.
-Through seven contests this season the Hoyas have outscored their opponents 91-72 and have amassed 43 assists for a total of 134 points. They have also grabbed 104 ground balls, 93 draws and caused 59 turnovers
SCOUTING THE GREYHOUNDS
-The Greyhounds have an overall record of 2-5 and are ranked No. 11/18 according to IWLCA/ debeer/InsideLacrosse.com
-Loyola gave up two last-minute goals on March 16 en route to a 9-8 overtime loss to James Madison at home.
-Hannah Schmitt leads LU in goals with 12; Taryn VanThof and Marlee Paton follow with 11 and 10 goals, respectively.
-Coming in to this week, Loyola leads the BIG EAST in turnovers per game, averaging 11.14 in seven contests.
LAST TIME OUT
-The Bearcats dominated Presbyterian to the tune of a 22-6 victory and set a program record for goals in a single match. UC's 16-point victory over the Blue Hose also marked the largest margin of victory in program history. Ramsland and Bell led all scorers with a game-high five goals each. For Bell, her five goals mark a career-high. Taylor Young chipped in with four goals of her own, tying her career-high. The Bearcats outshot Presbyterian 38-20, marking the second most shots in a single game in program history.
-The Bearcats' women's lacrosse team defeated the Liberty University Lady Flames, 7-3, Thursday afternoon at Nippert Stadium, led by goalkeeper Meg Gulmi's 12 saves. Young scored a match-high two goals, while Ramsland, Del Bene, Helmrath, and Fink each chipped in one goal. Kelsey Conway and Young each grabbed a game-high four ground balls. As a team, the Bearcats outshot the Lady Flames 20-17 and had nine caused turnovers. Young recorded four caused turnovers, the second most for an individual in a single game in UC history.
DEFENSE THAT PAYS OFF
Freshman goalkeeper Meg Gulmi was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week Monday following her performances last week against Liberty University and Presbyterian College. In matches against Liberty and Presbyterian, Gulmi amassed 16 saves as the Bearcats went 2-0 on the week. In a 22-6 win against Presbyterian on March 17, Gulmi had four saves in 38 minutes. The Bearcats dominated Presbyterian and set a program record for goals in a single match with 22. UC's 16-point victory over the Blue Hose also marked the largest margin of victory in program history. In a 7-3 victory against Liberty on March 14, the rookie had 12 saves, the second-highest in her career. Last week, she faced 32 shots in the two games and allowed just eight goals. Through contests on March 17, Gulmi is ranked No. 1 in the BIG EAST for saves per game (8.33).