After Thursday's defeat at the hands of Saint Joseph's, the Bonnies have a quick turnaround traveling to Richmond, Va. to take on the Spiders on Sunday at noon.
LAST TIME OUT
The Bonnies played host to the Saint Joseph's Hawks for their first Atlantic 10 Conference matchup of the season on Thursday evening. The Hawks took control of the game early, getting out to a 9-0 lead at halftime, and never looked back on their way to a 17-4 win.
After being named an Atlantic 10 Second-Team All-Conference defender last year, senior captain Kathryn Yoder is continuing to cause problems for opposing offenses. The Amherst, N.Y. native is tied for first in the A-10 with 21 caused turnovers and her 107 career caused turnovers are 22 behind Emily Lilyea '03 for most all-time in St. Bonaventure history.
EASTER IS ON THE WAY
It's not easy to improve on a 31-point freshman season, but sophomore attack Ashley Easterday continues to improve on the offensive end. Her 12 goals and 15 points are third-most on the team, and she's on pace to surpass her freshman year total of 20 goals.
Junior Destinee Johnson has been on fire since the start of spring break. Over her last seven games dating back to March 1, she's amassed 28 points, the second most over a seven-game stretch for SBU since Jenna Schlagenhauf scored 31 to start the season in 2013.
It's a wild month of March for St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies have 10 games on the schedule over 31 days, which includes four games in three different states over ten days on their spring break trip, a jam-packed three-game home stand over six days, and two trips to Virginia and one to Washington D.C. to round out the month.
Freshman defender Erin Keller earned her first collegiate start Tuesday against Siena, which marked the fifth freshman who has earned a start at some point this season joining Kayla Radzyminski, Madison Mundenar, Rebecca Howe, and Sarah Sinsebox. Radzyminski leads all freshman with seven starts.
Senior Rylee Arnold scored the 61st, 62nd and 63rd goals of her career last Saturday vs Robert Morris, which moved her into 17th place all-time on the Bonnies' career scoring list past Sarah Dressler '06. She added two more on Tuesday against Siena to move to 65, 13 away from the next milestone, Brenna Houghton's '08 (78) in 16th place.
ATLANTIC 10 RANKINGS
With over half the season in the books, five Bonnies rank in the upper echelon in the A-10. Johnson is third in assists and seventh in points, Kathryn Yoder is tied for first in caused turnovers, Arnold is tenth in goals, twelfth in points and ninth in draw controls, Rebecca Howe is eleventh in draw controls, and Savannah Clarke is second in saves.
A RAD START TO A CAREER
Freshman Kayla Radzyminski has proved a valuable part of the Bonnies midfield over her first nine games. She's tied for fifth on the team in points with four goals and one assist and has only turned the ball over five times.
- The Spiders are off to a great start in 2019, sporting a 7-2 (0-1) record with their only losses coming against No. 12 Virginia 19-5 and an overtime loss to George Mason, 9-8, last time out in Fairfax.
- Last season, they finished 16-4 with an 8-1 record in the A-10 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament after taking down UMass 12-11 in overtime of the A-10 Tournament. UR ultimately fell, 24-18, to Northwestern in the first round of NCAA's.
- On offense, the Spiders are led by Marissa Brown who has a team-leading 32 points on 17 goals and 15 assists, and Mia Castergnero who had a team-leading 26 goals.
- In the cage, Megan Gianforte has an impressive 9.58 GAA —tops in the A-10—and .484 save percentage over 494 minutes.
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