March 18, 2016
| Lafayette vs. Lehigh
|Date||Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 1 p.m.|
|Location||Easton, Pa. | Fisher Stadium|
|Online||Patriot League Network|
|Social Media||Twitter & Facebook|
Lafayette looks for its first Patriot League win of the 2016 campaign, hosting its archrival Lehigh, a team that is receiving votes in the latest national rankings.
Scouting The Other Guys
Lehigh has been in and out of the national rankings this season, sitting at 4-2 on the year and 2-1 in Patriot League action. The Hawks are led by Tristan Rai offensively with 19 goals, while Reid Weber is the points leader with 25. Adam Sawicki mans the cage witha 9.89 goals-against average and 48 saves this season.
The Leopards are coached by Jim Rogalski in his fourth season on College Hill. Rogalski holds a 28-50 career mark with a 10-35 record at Lafayette. Kevin Cassese is in his ninth year at Lehigh, carrying an overall mark of 75-60.
Lafayette is looking for its first win against Lehigh since 2009 as Lehigh leads the all-time series, 62-22-1, dating back to 1926.
Lafayette’s norovirus outbreak forced the cancellation of last weekend’s contests. The Leopards have not played since March 8, a 12-6 defeat at Penn.
Senior Ben Falcone has been excellent between the pipes this season, especially when considering the team started three freshmen on their top defensive line in the first three games. Falcone has made double-digit saves in all five games, carrying an 11.68 GAA and a .504 save percentage.
Westby for Senior CLASS
Senior Morgan Westby was selected as one of the 20 candidates for the men’s lacrosse Senior CLASS award. Westby holds a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and has scored 33 goals to go along with 15 assists for 48 points during his career on College Hill.
Lafayette hits the road on Tuesday, making up the game at Navy at 7 p.m.