Howard (0-3, Atlantic Sun) at St. Bonaventure (1-2, 0-0 Atlantic 10)
Wednesday, March 16 – 12 p.m.
St. Bonaventure, N.Y.
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St. Bonaventure will look to improve to .500 as it hosts the Howard Bison for the home game at the Marra Athletics Complex of the 2016 season.
The St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team could not overcome a hot start from rival Siena on Saturday, March 12, dropping an 18-7 decision.
Rachel Perla scored twice for the Bonnies and was the only player in Brown and White to find the net multiple times.
Down 2-1, Mary Maestri found the net off a free position shot to square the score at 2-2 at the 26:28 mark.
The Saints then embarked on a 9-0 run to take control of the match before a score from Perla assisted by Mikayla Place ended the Bona drought with 10 minutes left in the half. Siena would take a 14-4 lead to intermission.
Scarlet Jawkorski scored just over a minute into the second half, but from there the Saints were able to run out the clock thanks to their impressive first half.
Morgan Conroy saw the lion's share of time in net for Bona, stopping eight shots.
-The Bison come into St. Bonaventure seeking their first win of the season. Howard is coming off a 20-7 loss against Presbyterian on March 12.
-Through their first three games, the Bison have scored 22 goals for an average of 7.33 per game.
-Of Howard's 51 total shots this season, 43 have gone on net for a shot on goal percentage of 84.3, which leads the Atlantic Sun.
-Through the first two games of the season, Natia Warren led the team in scoring with five goals. Asiyah Frank had a goal in each of the first two games. (Individual stats for the game against Presbyterian on March 12 are unavailable.)
Seniors Mikayla Place and Leigh Ann Stauffer sit at 13th and 14th respectively on the program's career points list. With 105 in her career, Place will move up by eclipsing Emily Lilyea's 121 career points earned between 2000-03. Stauffer follows closely behind Place with 91 in her career. Both Place and Stauffer have had five-point games already this season.
The Bonnies will continue their homestand as they welcome Mount St. Mary's to the Marra Athletics Complex on Sunday.
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