The William Smith College lacrosse team will open Liberty League play at Skidmore and RPI this weekend. Prior to the start of the game against the Engineers on Saturday, April 2, the Colleges will host an alum and parent gathering.
The Herons will play at Skidmore on Friday, April 1. Opening draw will be at 4 p.m. On Saturday, April 2, William Smith will play in Troy, N.Y., at 2 p.m. The alum and parent gathering with Head Coach Anne Phillips will begin at 12:15 p.m. There will be an HWS pop up tent in the parking lot off of Georgian Terrace diagonal to Renwyck Field. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP here or contact Michelle Robbins in Alumni House at 315-781-3771 for more information.
The Herons enter Liberty League play with a 1-5 overall record. William Smith has faced four nationally-ranked teams, coming up just one goal short to two of those opponents. Senior Hannah Connolly leads the team with 21 points on 14 goals and seven assists. Sophomore Kelsi Carr has posted a team-high 13 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers, while senior Geneva Calder has won a team-high 17 draws. Junior goalie Sarah Honan has played the majority of minutes in goal. She’s sporting a 9.79 goals against average and a .435 save percentage.
Skidmore is 3-4 this season. The Thoroughbreds are coming off an 18-9 win over Mount Holyoke last Saturday. Tyler Phillips leads the team with 23 goals, seven assists, 22 draws and 16 caused turnovers. Rachel Talanian has picked up a team-high 27 ground balls. Megan Kolopsky has seen the most time in goal. She has a 9.25 goals against average and a .483 save percentage.
The Engineers bring a 4-2 overall record into the weekend. RPI will host Union on Friday at 4 p.m. Heading into league play, Sophie Hager leads the team with 19 points on 14 goals and four assists. Sara Bischof and Maeve Conway have each picked up a team-high 15 ground balls. Erin Goodwin leads the Engineers with seven caused turnovers and Abbey Salvon has won a team-high 14 draws. Aleena Milinski has played the majority of minutes in goal. She is sporting a 9.84 goals against average and a .357 save percentage.