After Sunday's defeat at the hands of George Mason, the Bonnies return home for the first time since March 21 to host La Salle and UMass on Friday and Sunday afternoon.
LAST TIME OUT
The Bonnies visited George Mason to wrap up a three-game road swing. The Patriots took control of the game early, getting out to a 12-4 lead at halftime, and never looked back on their way to a 19-5 win.
Junior Kyra O'Gorman is coming off a big day Sunday. The midfielder scored two goals to keep the Bonnies within striking distance early, down just 6-3. It was her second two-goal outing of the season and the seventh of her career.
Goalkeeper Savannah Clarke hasn't gotten a minute of rest this season. The sophomore has played all 720 minutes in the crease for the Bonnies. That puts her at fifth-most in the NCAA, and tied for the Division I lead— with Siena's Sammy Horton— among players with 12 or less games played.
Madison Mundenar leads all Bonnies freshmen with five goals, and the Yardley, Pa. native has yet to miss when she fires a shot on net. She's taken seven shots, five on goal for a shooting rate of .741 percent.
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 second in the A-10 with 24 caused turnovers and her 110 career caused turnovers are 19 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 produce on the offensive end. Her 13 goals and 16 points are third-most on the team, and she's on pace to surpass her freshman year total of 20 goals.
Junior Destinee Johnson had one of the best six-game stretches in Bonnies history starting on spring break. From March 1 to March 19 she amassed 26 points, the most over a six-game stretch for SBU since Jenna Schlagenhauf scored 26 to start the season in 2013.
It was a wild month of March for St. Bonaventure. The Bonnies had ten games on the schedule over 31 days, which included four games in three different states over ten days on their spring break trip, a jam-packed three-game homestand 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 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 freshmen with seven starts.
GOLDEN FLASH OF BRILLIANCE
Junior attack Destinee 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.
ATLANTIC 10 RANKINGS
Five different Bonnies rank in the upper echelon of the Atlantic 10 in at least one category. Yoder is tied second with 24 caused turnovers and 17th in ground balls, Arnold is 12th in draw controls, 21st in goals, Johnson is ninth in assists and 15th in assists and Howe is 18th in draw controls.
ABOUT LA SALLE
- The Explorers come in 4-7 and fresh off a 12-6 win over VCU to move them to 2-2 in conference play. Their other A-10 win was a 13-7 defeat of George Washington at home in the conference opener March 22.
- On offense, they're led by Maddie Dachowski and Bridget Ruskey who have 30 and 29 points respectively, and the crease, Molly Loughlin has an 11.41 GAA over 594 minutes and a .491 save %.
- The Minutewomen are 9-3 and an impressive 4-0 in conference. They're coming off their closest result of the season, an 11-8 defeat of Saint Joe's, but every other game hasn't been in the same ballpark: a 24-5 win over George Mason, 22-14 over VCU and 20-9 over Davidson.
- Last season, UMass lost their first game in A-10 play in over eight years when they lost to VCU in overtime.
- This season, Kaitlyn Cerasi leads the way with 28 goals and 27 assists and Kiley Anderson has a team-leading 43 goals. In net, Gina Carroll has a 38.7 save % and 13.7 GAA.