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2014 Women's Lacrosse GLIAC Championships Preview

2014 Women's Lacrosse GLIAC Championships Preview

2014 GLIAC Championships


Friday, May 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Allendale, Mich.

Winning team plays the winner of the Grand Valley State University/University of Findlay game

Championship game is played Sunday (May 4)


STORM SET FOR GLIAC CHAMPIONSHIPS: After finishing the season with a 7-1 conference record to earn the second-seed, the Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team is set for the 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships.  The Storm will face Tiffin University, who bested Walsh University in a quarterfinal game.

LAST TIME OUT: The Storm were successful against Walsh, 14-2, on the road their last time out (April 27).  Hana Abu-Kwiek led the Storm with six goals and one assist while Samantha Gryba had five goals.  Ashriel West tallied four points on three goals, one assist.  Delaney Semancik and Kayla Bohn combined for five assists.  Katie Holden picked up the win in net, making five saves.

HISTORY AGAINST TIFFIN: The Storm leads the overall series with Tiffin 4-2.  The Storm prevailed against the Dragons earlier in the year, defeating the Dragons 16-15 in overtime.  Ashriel West led the Storm with a career-high eight goals.

HISTORY AGAINST FINDLAY: The Storm is 2-0 all-time against Findlay.  In their game this season, the Storm overcame an early deficit to defeat the Oilers 22-11.  Kayla Bohn led the Storm with five goals in the game. 

HISTORY AGAINST GRAND VALLEY: The Lakers lead the all-time series 2-1.  The Storm fell in their game earlier this season, 19-8, on the road.

STORM REPORT: Hana Abu-Kwiek leads the Storm with 64 points on 46 goals and 18 assists, 48 groundballs and 68 draw controls. Ashriel West has tallied 58 points on 45 goals and 13 assists in addition to 63 draw controls, 42 groundballs and a team-high 20 caused turnovers. Samantha Gryba is third on the team with 31 goals. Mallory Quiggle is second on the team with 14 assists in addition to her 19 goals.  Freshman Emma Miller has scored 21 goals while classmates Kayla Bohn and Breana Moser have 15 and 10, respectively. Delaney Semancik has totaled nine goals, nine assists. Katie Holden is third on the team with 38 groundballs while making 134 saves.

GRYBA NAMED GLIAC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Samantha Gryba scored nine goals in addition to five groundballs and a caused turnover to lead the Storm to a 2-0 record for the week to earn GLIAC Athlete of the Week honors.  Against Wheeling Jesuit University on Friday (April 25), Gryba scored five goals and grabbed two groundballs as the Storm prevailed in overtime, 15-14. In their regular season finale against Walsh Sunday (April 27), Gryba tallied five goals, three groundballs and one caused turnover.  For the season, Gryba has 31 goals, 18 groundballs and nine caused turnovers.