Written by Sports Information Student Assistant, Jake Sipes-Salter
HANOVER, Ind. - The Hanover women's lacrosse team will look to continue its strong start to the season as they host Earlham College on Ohio River Lacrosse Conference action at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28.
LAYMON'S CONTINUED SUCCESS: Sophomore midfielder Kinna Laymon (Fishers, Ind.) has led the offense thus far, registering at least three goals in five straight contests, all of which have come at Alumni Stadium. In HC's last outing against Olivet (Mich.), Laymon scored three first-half goals, putting her total at 26 on the season, which leads the squad. Her 27 points also leads the Blue and Red for the 2018 campaign.
FOGUS AND DAVIS HEATING UP: Senior Mallory Fogus (Grosse Ile, Mich.) has continued her success into her final collegiate season, particularly in the last three games. She has 10 goals and an assist over that span, including a four-goal outing in the Panthers' recent 20-2 win over the Olivet Comets. For the season, her 18 goals and 20 total points each rank second for Hanover.
Sophomore Rachel Davis (Indianapolis, Ind.) has captured an assist in each of the last five contests, including a four-assist, three goal performance in the outing against the Comets. Davis paced the Panthers in points on the day and moved into the team-lead for assists with nine. Her nine dimes also rank fourth in the ORLC.
SHROYER'S DEFENSIVE PROWESS: Senior Abby Shroyer (Zionsville, Ind.) has continued her previous success on defense, as she currently tops the Blue and Red stat sheets with 13 caused turnovers. Her defensive mark also places her second amongst her ORLC peers. Shroyer also qualifies for fifth in the conference with 20 groundballs and leads all Panthers.
MOUSA AND LONG NET MINDING TANDEM: Senior Amanda Mousa (Springboro, Ohio) and sophomore Julia Long (Cincinnati, Ohio) compose a tandem of goalkeepers that ranks in top-five in the ORLC in most statistical categories. Each of them ranks among the league's best in goals-against-average (GAA), save percentage and goals allowed. In her 180 minutes of action, Long leads the ORLC in GAA (6.33) and save percentage (.667). As a team, Hanover is among the top 20 nationally in save percentage, .573.
OTHER NOTABLE STATS: Fogus and sophomore Meg Finn (Newburg, Ind.) currently rank top-five in the conference in draw controls, with each winning 27. Finn's 13 total points on the season also rank fifth for Hanover, while her eight goals are fourth-best on the team.
THE COMPETITION: The Earlham Quakers currently sit at 1-4 on the season after posting an 18-5 victory over Olivet last Saturday. With Earlham being a first-year program, Wednesday will mark the first meeting all-time between the two sides. The Quakers will be playing just their second away contest of the season and dropped the road-opener at Heidelberg (Ohio) back on March 17 by a count of 18-0.
Contact: Tyler Jester