GREENVILLE, Pa. (ohioriverlax.org) – Mother Nature is proving to be a formidable opponent for most of the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC) membership looking to get their seasons underway.
The early part of the schedule has been highlighted – or lowlighted – by frigid temperatures, blustery winds and other adverse conditions that have caused a number of changes to the playing schedules of ORLC members. Be sure to check ohioriverlax.org for updates on schedule changes affecting your favorite ORLC programs.
In other ORLC news …
Transylvania (4-1) junior attacker Julia Ward (Dayton, Ohio | Chaminade-Julienne) totaled five goals and four draw controls in Monday’s 12-10 win over Fitchburg State at Franz Ross Park in Port Charlotte, Florida … Ward has an ORLC-best 20 points and 16 goals this season … Sophomore goalkeeper Mackenzie Dent (Alpharetta, Ga. | Johns Creek) turned in another stellar performance for the Pioneers in the win, finishing with 15 saves, including a pair of critical stops in the final eight minutes of the match … Dent now leads the ORLC in saves (48) and is third in save percentage (.490).
Mount St. Joseph (0-2) freshman attacker Anna Thorner (Cincinnati, Ohio | Mercy) finished with a pair of goals and an assist to go along with four ground balls and three draw controls in an 18-6 setback to Ohio Wesleyan at Schueler Field on March 8.
W&J (0-3) freshman attacker Rae LaRochelle (East Sandwich, Mass. | Sandwich) had two goals and three draw controls in last Wednesday’s home-opening 17-3 loss to Allegheny at Alexandre Stadium … Junior midfielder Caroline Kallos (Reading, Pa. | Governor Mifflin) finished with a pair of assists, three draw controls and two ground balls.
Waynesburg (0-1) senior midfielder Holly Bachman (Butler, Pa. | Knoch) scored her 100th collegiate goal in a 19-5 loss to Franciscan last Wednesday at Waynesburg Central High School’s Raider Field … She finished with a goal, a ground ball and caused turnover in the loss.
ORLC Players of the Week ...
Hanover junior midfielder Mallory Fogus (Grosse Ile, Mich. | Herbert Henry Dow) totaled seven points on six goals and an assist during a 2-1 week for Hanover ... She also finished with 12 draw controls, secured 10 ground balls and caused a pair of turnovers in the three matches ... Fogus had four goals, four draw controls, three ground balls and a caused turnover in last Saturday’s 11-3 victory over Elmhurst.
Hanover junior goalkeeper Amanda Mousa (Springboro, Ohio | Springboro) went 2-0 in a pair of starts (3 appearances) last week for the Panthers, surrendering just 12 combined goals while posting 16 saves in 142 minutes, 45 seconds of action. She finished with 10 saves and allowed four goals in last Thursday’s 12-4 win over Wilmington before totaling four saves and allowing three goals in Saturday’s 11-3 win against Elmhurst.
ORLC to receive bid to NCAA Division III Lacrosse Championship ...
For the first time since the creation of the ORLC in 2014, the winner of the ORLC Championship Tournament will receive one of just 29 automatic qualifying bids to this year's NCAA Division III Lacrosse Championship ... The 40-team championship bracket is scheduled to be announced on Sunday, May 7 with first round games scheduled for Friday-Saturday, May 12-13.
For a full recap of Week 2 in the ORLC, click here.