ST. BONAVENTURE vs. Siena
Tuesday, March 19 — 3:00 p.m.
Marra Athletics Complex
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After Saturday's defeat at the hands of Robert Morris, the Bonnies have a quick turnaround with the Siena Saints paying a visit to the Marra Athletics Complex Tuesday afternoon.
LAST TIME OUT
The Colonials took Saturday's contest,18-9, after a 9-0 scoring run in the first half buoyed them to an 11-3 halftime lead. But there were plenty of positives for the Bonnies on the offensive end. Senior Rylee Arnold had a season-best six points with three goals and three assists and sophomore Ashley Easterday recorded her second hat trick of the season.
After their four games in ten days stretch on their spring break trip, the Bonnies won't get much a rest now that they've returned home. They have three games over the next eight days that culminates in their first Atlantic 10 game March 22.
Arnold scored the 61st and 62nd goals of her career Saturday vs Robert Morris, which moved her into 17th place all-time on the Bonnies career scoring list past Sarah Dressler (2006). Next up is Brenna Houghton's (2008) 78 in 16th place.
A CAREER YEAR
Last season, junior Destinee Johnson finished with five goals and two assists over ten games. Just seven games into 2019, she has 10 goals and 13 assists and is showing no signs of slowing down. She's recorded multi-point games in each of her last five games and at least three points in four of the last five.
ATLANTIC 10 RANKINGS
Through non-conference play, five Bonnies rank in the upper echelon in the A-10. Johnson is third in assists and ninth in points, Kathryn Yoder is 5th in caused turnovers, Arnold is 12th in points and 10th in draw controls, Rebecca Howe is 8th in draw controls, and Savannah Clarke is fourth in saves.
GETTING IN THE WIN COLUMN
The Bonnies earned their first win of 2019 over spring break, topping the Kent State Golden Flashes, 18-10, on the road. Destinee Johnson led all scorers with 10 points, while Rylee Arnold and Ashley Easterday both added hat tricks.
Rebecca Howe dominated the draw control circle in the Bonnies March 7 matchup vs. Kennesaw State. The freshman from Laconia, N.H. secured 11 in total, a team-high on the season. In the same game, she notched her first collegiate goal.
GOLDEN FLASH OF BRILLIANCE
Johnson had a historic day in the Bonnies 18-10 win over Kent State March 3, 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.
WHERE ARE THESE ASSISTS COMING FROM?
Before her seven assist performance, Johnson had two career assists over 28 career games. Now, she has 13 assists over her last five games. The offensive boom came from the coaching staff's decision to switch her from in front of the net to behind the net. FRESH ON THE SCENE In last Sunday's game against Mercer, freshman midfielder Madison Mundenar got her first real chance to show what she can do on the attack, and she made the most of it. The Yardley, Pa. native not only scored her first collegiate goal, she notched her first career hat trick.
A RAD START TO A CAREER
Freshman Kayla Radzyminski has proved a valuable part of the Bonnies midfield over her first seven games. She's tied for fifth on the team in points with four goals and one assist, and has only turned the ball over four times.
The Saints march into St. Bonaventure 3-4 and looking to rebound from a 14-8 loss to Albany on Saturday. Siena's three wins on the season were two close contests over Colgate, 9-6, and Holy Cross, 11-7, both on the road, and its most recent being a 22-5 drubbing of Hartford at home.
On the attack, Siena is led by a trio of goal scorers, Kerry Gerety, Nicole McNeely and Kaitlyn Dowsett, who each have 14 goals a piece. Gerety is the overall leader in points with 22. In the crease, Sammy Horton has played 413 minutes played and has an impressive 10.02 GAA and .504 save percentage.
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