ST. BONAVENTURE at MERCER
Sunday, March 10 — 12:00 p.m.
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The St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team finishes up its spring break trip in Georgia with contests against Kennesaw State and Mercer on Friday and Sunday.
IT WAS DESTINEE
Junior attack Destinee Johnson came through for the Bonnies on Sunday in their 18-10 win over Kent State, serving up seven assists and connecting on three goals. Her 10 total points tied the Bonnies single-game scoring record, and she became the first to score double-digits in a game since Brenna Houghton in 2008. She was one assist shy of the single-game record, also held by Houghton.
A TRIO OF HATS
Johnson wasn't the only one finding the back of the net Sunday. Sophomore Ashley Easterday had four goals while senior Rylee Arnold added three. Easterday earned the first hat trick of the Bonnies' season when she scored her third goal with 23 seconds left in the first half. It was her third career hat trick while Arnold recorded the sixth of her career.
More than matching the all-time bests, Johnson spent the weekend shattering her personal career highs. Prior to Friday's game at Butler, where she amassed four points, Johnson's best scoring game was her two-goal performance against George Mason last season. Friday was also the first ever multi-assist game of her career. In fact, prior to last weekend, she only recorded two career assists over 28 total games.
YO, DON'T FORGET ABOUT ME
Lost in Sunday's offensive performances was the standout defensive effort of senior Kathryn Yoder. The second-team all-conference defender from last season caused 3 turnovers and scooped up 6 ground balls in the win, and had 7 caused turnovers on the weekend. On the season, she leads the team in caused turnovers with eight and leads all field players with six ground balls.
NEW KID FROM CALI
An addition to the roster this spring, transfer Stevie Siluano has made a big impact so far this season. She scored two goals and added an assist in the win over Kent State and comes to St. Bonaventure after scoring 36 goals and being named a Second-Team All-American and first team all-league in the WWLL while with Concordia Irvine in California last year before transferring to SBU.
A RAD START TO A CAREER
Freshman Kayla Radzyminski has proved a valuable part of the Bonnies midfield over her first four collegiate games. She's scored a goal against Butler and had a goal and an assist vs. Kent State. She's also secured three draws.
ABOUT KENNESAW STATE
The Owls come into Thursday's matchup 1-3 and fresh of a 16-11 win on the road against Winthrop. Despite Kennesaw State's record, they've played quality opponents and come up just short. They had a lead against Marquette before falling 19-15 and came back strong in the second half vs. Vanderbilt despite losing 20-11. Kennesaw is led by Seina Gore, who leads the team with 19 goals and 18 draw controls. She's also second on the team with six caused turnovers.
The Bears are 0-4 on the season and lost their first home game of the season on Sunday, 13-10, against Campbell. Mercer faced off against Davidson at home Thursday night before battling the Bonnies on Sunday.
Offensively, the Bears are led by Hailey Rhatigan, who has 10 goals, and Kelly Hagerty with eight. In goal, Isabel Cryne has played 229 minutes and has stopped 41 percent of shots faced.
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