Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. in North Canton, Ohio
STORM FINISHES REGULAR SEASON ON THE ROAD: The Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team heads on the road for a pair of pivotal Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contests against Wheeling Jesuit University Friday (April 25) and Walsh University Sunday (April 27) to wrap-up their regular season schedule.
LAST TIME OUT: The Storm was 2-0 last week, picking up wins against Tiffin University, 16-15, and the University of Findlay, 22-11. Ashriel West led the way for the Storm against Tiffin, scoring a career-high eight goals as the Storm picked up the win in overtime. The Storm fell behind early against Findlay, but a 12-0 run between the halves elevated the Storm to victory.
OPPOSITION POSITION: Wheeling enters Friday's game with a 9-5 overall record, including 5-1 in GLIAC play. Their lone conference loss came from Tiffin. In their most recent outing, the Cardinals defeated Ursuline College 17-5. Elizabeth Hales leads Wheeling with 77 points on 42 goals, 35 assists. Walsh takes on Findlay Friday before hosting the Storm Sunday. The Cavaliers are 6-6 this season and 3-3 in GLIAC play. In their most recent outing, they fell to Grand Valley State University. Maria Nobile leads Walsh with 42 points on 32 goals, 10 assists.
SERIES HISTORY: The Storm is 2-0 all-time against Wheeling Jesuit and 1-0 against Walsh. Last season against Wheeling Jesuit, Ashriel West led the Storm with 5 goals while Hana Abu-Kwiek had three in the Storm's 23-1 victory over the Cardinals. In their 19-4 win over Walsh last season, Samantha Gryba led the Storm with three goals.
STORM REPORT: Hana Abu-Kwiek leads the Storm with 56 points on 39 goals and a team-high 17 assists, 34 groundballs and 57 draw controls. Ashriel West has tallied 51 points on 39 goals and 12 assists in addition to 56 draw controls and a team-high 18 caused turnovers. Samantha Gryba is third on the team with 22 goals. Mallory Quiggle is third on the team with 11 assists in addition to her 16 goals. Freshman Emma Miller has scored 20 goals while classmates Kayla Bohn and Breana Moser have 13 and 10, respectively. Katie Holden has a team-high 36 groundballs while making 117 saves.
WEST NAMED GLIAC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: For the week, West totaled 12 goals, four groundballs, four caused turnovers and 16 draw controls. Against Tiffin, West scored a career-high eight goals in addition to eight draw controls, two groundballs and two caused turnovers. On her Senior Day against Findlay, West tallied four goals, eight draw controls, two groundballs and two caused turnovers. For the season, West has 51 points on 39 goals, 12 assists in addition to 30 groundballs, 18 caused turnovers and 56 draw controls.
FORECAST: The Storm will take part in the GLIAC Championships starting next week.