Written by Sports Information Student Assistant, Jake Sipes-Salter
HANOVER, Ind. - The Hanover women's lacrosse team will look to continue its hot start in league play as they travel to face Ohio River Lacrosse Conference rival Westminster (Pa.) at noon, Sunday, April 15.
THE COMPETITION: The Westminster Titans currently have a 3-5 overall record that includes a 3-2 mark in the ORLC. In their most recent action, the Titans beat conference-rival Waynesburg by a score of 18-0. In the Panthers' last action against Westminster, during the 2017 campaign, the squad set the program record for goals in a game after logging 20.
LAYMON LEADING OFFENSE: Sophomore Kinna Laymon (Fishers, Ind.) has been at the helm of the offense this season, leading the Blue and Red with 34 goals and 37 total points. Her goal total ranks eighth in the league, while her points total is tied for 11th. With her four-goal, two-assist performance in HC's recent win over Chatham (Pa.), she has now registered two-plus goals in eight straight contests.
FOGUS FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS: Senior Mallory Fogus (Grosse Ile, Mich.) continues to add offensive figures to her stellar career. In the recent victory over the Cougars, Fogus scored six goals while adding an assist, pushing her to a 29 - 5 - 34 stat line on the season. That contest also marks her fifth outing in the last six where she has posted three-plus goals. Fogus additionally paces Hanover with 46 draw controls, which ranks fifth in the ORLC.
DAVIS DISHING OUT DIMES: Sophomore Rachel Davis (Indianapolis, Ind.) has had a penchant for assists this season, as her 17 helpers rank first for the Panthers and fourth in the conference. Among her impressive single-game totals this year is her five-assist performance in the triumph over Chatham, which broke her own program record for assists in a game. Davis also added a score on the afternoon, pushing her to 11 goals and 28 points on the season.
SHROYER'S BALLHAWKING STYLE: Senior Abby Shroyer (Zionsville, Ind.) has given offenses a plethora of problems this season, as her 24 caused turnovers lead HC and rank third in the ORLC. Shroyer also ranks second on the squad and 10th in the conference with 36 draw controls. Shroyer's presence on defense has helped the Blue and Red to be one of the best defensive units around, as they currently rank third in the ORLC and 42nd in NCAA Division III in scoring defense, allowing just 8.09 goals per game.
GOALKEEPING GOING STRONG: The net-minding unit, led by senior Amanda Mousa (Springboro, Ohio) and sophomore Julia Long (Cincinnati, Ohio) continues to have a fantastic season. Mousa added to her impressive career in the Senior Day win over Chatham, accruing five saves, five groundballs and a caused turnover. The tandem continues to post individual statistics in save percentage and goal against average that rank top-five in the league. Particularly concerning save percentage, the team's combined .539 clip ranks 22nd in the NCAA.
Contact: Tyler Jester