PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- Already off to the best start in school history, the Lake Erie College women's basketball team aims to open the season 3-0 for the first time with a win at home over traditional nonconference rival Notre Dame College. The Storm had never been 2-0 before Tuesday night's rout of Salem International University. Through the first two games, Lake Erie has outscored its opponents 185-70 and forced 74 turnovers. The Storm's average margin of victory is 57.5 points and both their 92.5 points and 35.0 points allowed per game averages lead the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
LIGHTNING QUICK RECAP: The Storm blew out their second straight opponent, this time cruising to a 49-point win over Salem International, 88-39, on Tuesday night at home. Stephanie Rogers led everybody with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks. She also reached the 1,000-point mark for her career in the win. Jen Caiola added 14 points while Cate Cianchetti and Allison Pavkov each scored nine points off the bench.
OPPOSITION POSITION: The Falcons have dropped their first three games under new head coach Katie Hine to open the season, including a 77-67 setback at home Friday night to Hilsdale College. Notre Dame returns just one starter from last year's 22-9
SERIES HISTORY: The series between the schools is one of LEC's longest, as the teams first met in the Storm's first season of 1978-79. Notre Dame has dominated the rivalry, leading 29-8, winning seven of the last eight.
A LOOK AHEAD: The Storm plays its first road game of the season on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23, at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown at 1 p.m.