Bearcats Lacrosse Set for Inaugural Game at Sheakley|
March 28, 2013
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati lacrosse team will play host to its inaugural game at the Sheakley Athletics Center Friday, March 29 when it battles the University of Detroit Mercy Titans at 7 p.m. ET.
In celebration of its first competition at Sheakley, UC invites patrons to the Bearcats Fan Zone from 6-7 p.m. on the SAC concourse. The fan zone includes face painting, sign making, games and inflatables. In addition, the first 200 fans will receive a commemorative Sheakley Athletics Center hat and 2013 lacrosse schedule poster.
The Bearcats (4-4) are off to their best home start in program history, having won their first three home contests.
SCOUTING THE TITANS
-The Titans have lost three one-goal games on the season and have dropped a pair of two-goal games.
-Detroit fell in one-goal games at Marquette (3/3) and then in back-to-back games by the same 14-13 score at home against Campbell (3/16) and then Friday at Coastal Carolina.
-UDM also played it’s first-ever overtime game back on March 7 in a 9-7 home loss to Niagara and then recently fell by two goals at Winthrop on Sunday.
-Junior attacker Erin Campbell leads the Titans with 23 points on the season, including 15 goals, scoring 11 in the last four contests.
-Titan goalkeeper Lexie McCormick is tied for the nation’s lead in total saves (103) with Liz Shaeffer of Southern California while McCormick is also No. 1 in saves per game (10.3).
-Five Titans have at least 10 goals this season and seven have at least seven through the team’s first 10 games.
-The Titans will officially begin Atlantic Sun Conference play with their next contest on Sunday, April 7 with a game against Howard
-Cincinnati’s Kylie Ramsland is ranked No. 23 in the nation and third in the BIG EAST for draw controls, grabbing 33 in eight games for a 4.12 average.
-Cincinnati’s 22 goals against Presbyterian is tied for No. 10 in the nation for team goals in a single game
-UC is shooting .500 this season, third-best in the BIG EAST Conference.
-With 8.25 saves per game, UC is No. 2 in the conference. Freshman goalkeeper Meg Gulmi sits atop the BIG EAST, averaging 7.62 saves per contest.