Women's Lacrosse Begins Florida Trip With Tuesday Meeting At Jacksonville, 12 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 19, the Marist women's lacrosse team will play its first of two games in Florida as it takes on the Jacksonville Dolphins in a 12:00pm non-conference game. The Red Foxes will look to defeat a high-scoring Jacksonville team that averages 17.4 goals per game in their five victories during the 2013 season.
Red Foxes & Dolphins ...
This is the first time Marist and Jacksonville will be playing each other in women's lacrosse action. Marist has played six prior games versus current members of the newly-founded Atlantic Sun women's lacrosse conference. The Red Foxes are 4-2 versus A-Sun member Howard; Stetson, Kennesaw State and Detroit are the other participants in the A-Sun in 2013.
Marist's last and only appearance in the state of Florida came in 2010 when it was defeated by the University of Florida on March 17.
Scouting Jacksonville ...
The Dolphins come into Tuesday's contest with a 5-3 record with all of their wins coming by six or more goals and all of their losses coming versus top 10 ranked opposition, Syracuse, Duke and Florida. In their last game on Wednesday, March 13, Jacksonville was defeated by Duke 10-7 at home.
A group of five double-digit point scorers lead the Dolphins' offensive attack. Taylor McCord (15g-10a-25p) highlights Jacksonville's effort. She is aided by Amanda Hurley (18g-1a-19p), Morgan Derner (14g-3a-17p), Ali Hoffman (8g-8a-16p) and Brit Orashen (9g-4a-13p). In goal, Karli Tobin has posted a 9.84 gaa and a .447 save percentage in 445:15 minutes of action.
Last Time Out ...
On Saturday, March 16 versus George Mason, Marist fell at home by a 10-9 final score. A tight contest throughout, a 6-1 goal run by the visiting Patriots in the second half turned a 7-4 Marist lead into a 10-8 George Mason advantage. The Red Foxes would try to rally late, but would come up short as their game-tying shot on goal as the buzzer rang was denied by the Patriot goalkeeper.