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Lacrosse to Play in Three Games this Week

April 10, 2006

This Week in Lacrosse: The Saint Mary's Lacrosse team will hit the road to play in three games this week against Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference teams. On Tuesday the Gaels begin the week with a match-up against LeMoyne University. The Gaels return to action the next day when the face Sienna College. Saint Mary's will close its busy week on Thursday when they meet up with Marist College.

Scouting LeMoyne: The LeMoyne Dolphins will enter Tuesday's game with a record of 9-2. LeMoyne leads the MAAC with a record of 5-0. The Dolphins have won their last six games. The Dolphins are coming off a 22-3 win against Iona University. Sophomore Emily Donnells and freshman Michelle Lissner each scored four goals against Iona. During the game, 10 different Dolphins recorded goals. On the season LeMoyne is led by junior midfielder Amanda Keegan and sophomore attacker Whitney Vecchio. Keegan leads the team with 35 goals and 24 points; she ranks second on the team with 11 assists. Vecchio has been responsible for creating opportunities, she leads the team with 21 assists and is second on the team with 33 points.

Scouting Sienna: The Sienna Saints will enter Wednesday's game with a 1-11 record. Sienna ranks last in the MAAC with a conference record of 0-5. Sienna has dropped its last 6 games. In their most recent game the Saints fell to Manhattan University 14-9. The Saints were led by freshmen Ryan Tierney and Lindsey Rosecrans who tallied five of the nine Saints goals. On the season the Saints are lead by junior attacker Christina Pampalone. Pampalone leads the Saints in several offensive categories with 22 points on 16 goals and six assists.

Scouting Marist: The Marist Red Foxes will enter Thursday's game with a 4-8 record. Marist is tied for third in the MAAC with a record of 2-2. Marist is coming off 15-4 win against Niagara University. Freshman midfielder Kate Noftsker led the Red Foxes recording six points on five goals and two assists. Noftsker has been named the MAAC Rookie of the Week having tallied 13 points on 10 goals and three assists. On the season, the Red Foxes are lead by sophomore midfielder Lindsey Diener. Diener leads the team in points, goals and assists with 28, 18 and 10 respectively.

Hittin' the Road: The Saint Mary's lacrosse team begins its longest road trip of the season spanning five games. This East Coast trip will include visits to New York, Virginia and North Carolina. The Gaels will look to improve on their 1-2 road record during the next two weeks.

Red Hot Reny: Junior midfielder Kim Reny has been playing lights out for the Gaels since she arrived in Moraga as a transfer student. Reny leads the Gaels in points scored with 31. She has netted a team leading 25 goals and has dished out six assists. Reny has also been playing well on the ground, leading the Gaels with 12 caused turnovers. In the past two games Reny has scored five of the 11 Gael goals.

Next Week for the Gaels: The Gaels will conclude their five game road trip with matches against Longwood and Davidson University. The Gaels will face Longwood University on Thursday, April 20 from Farmville, Virginia. The Gaels will then match up with Davidson University on Saturday, April 22 from Davidson, North Carolina.