Lafayette Ready To Take On Drexel Under The Lights Tomorrow April 20

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Sophomore Megan Wiest was the leading goal scorer for the Dragons last year

In it’s next to last contest of the Spring season the Leopards of Lafayette will take on an experienced Drexel squad on their field at 7 pm. This will be played under game conditions with perhaps a shoot out at the end, regardless of the score. The Dragons have only lost two seniors but they were two of the three top scorers last season. Drexel  fell to National Champion Delaware in the CAA semi- final last year. Returning will be top goal scorer, sophomore, Megan Wiest who tallied 12 goals out of the 41 goals scored by Drexel last season.

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All Patriot League defender Lisa van der Geest

Those 41 goals were on 201 shots, As in previous years, Dragon teams like to use the fast break to their advantage. Opponents scored 61 goals on 325 shots. Penalty Corners were in the favor of opponents 87 to 123 and shots per game were 10.6 vs 17.1. The Dragon sophomore goalie had a 66 percent save percentage.

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Kristen Taylor is escorted by Cam Costello up the field

First periods were crucial for Drexel as opponents outscored Drexel 33/12. Drexel will be a regular season opponent next year traveling to Rappolt Field on Sunday September 10.  This will be Drexel’s second spring contest having won their section last week at Delaware, playing Monmouth, LaSalle and division 2 Millersville.

The Leopards will travel to New York City on Saturday for an all day play day at Columbia University.

Head Coach Jennifer Stone has just returned from Ireland where she coached the Under 17 US Squad to three victories.

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Liza Welch moves up the field against St. Joes

Addendum:   The Leopards got off to 1-0 lead in the first half off of a Liza Welch goal ( first of her career).  The half was perhaps the best hockey of the spring season for the Leopards. Unfortunately the second half resulted in 2 goals for Drexel. Next up Quinnipiac, Columbia, Albany and Fairfield in New York City as Lafayette ends its spring season.

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William Rappolt

I am past chairman of the Lafayette Friends of Field Hockey and a former BOT member at Lafayette College. My wife and I are members of the Board of Trustees for USA Field Hockey Foundation. I am the retired treasurer of M and T Bank Corporation and a 20 year fan of Division one field hockey

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