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Women's lacrosse NESCAC quarterfinal preview


Hamilton College hosts Tufts University for a 2015 NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Championship quarterfinal at Steuben Field on Saturday, April 25, at noon.

NESCAC Preview | Webcast |

Admission to the event is free. The winner moves on to the semifinals, which will be held at the site of the highest remaining seed on Saturday, May 2.

Nationally ranked No. 7 Hamilton (11-4, 7-3 NESCAC) is the No. 4 seed for the championship. The Continentals finished fourth in the conference standings, which is their best showing in four years in the NESCAC. Hamilton recorded quarterfinal wins in its previous two conference championship appearances. The Continentals, who allow fewer than eight goals per game, edged Tufts 9-7 at home just two weeks ago.

The No. 12 Jumbos (10-5, 6-4) are the fifth seed for this event and finished fifth in the conference standings. Tufts is in the NESCAC championship for the 12th time but the Jumbos have just two wins in 13 games. Caroline Ross '16 is ranked second in the conference in goals and points per game.

A capsule look at both teams can be found below.

No. 4 seed HAMILTON COLLEGE
Overall record: 11-4
Conference record (finish): 7-3 (4th place)
IWLCA Top 20 poll ranking: No. 7
NCAA regional ranking: No. 4
Head coach: Patty Kloidt, 13th year, 164-63 (190-96 overall, 17 years)
NESCAC championship appearances: Third
NESCAC championship titles: None
NESCAC championship record: 2-2
This year vs. Tufts: W, 9-7 (April 11 at home)
Road/neutral record: 4-2
Goals per game: 9.07
Goals allowed per game: 7.59
Leading goal scorers: Morgan Fletcher ’17 (26), Caroline McCarthy ’16 (22), Ashleigh Stephan ’15 (20)
Assist leaders: Margaret Gabriel ’16 (8), Fletcher (6)
Starting goalie: Hannah Rubin ‘17 (7.75 gaa, .414 save pct., 10-4)

No. 5 seed TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Overall record: 10-5
Conference record (finish): 6-4 (5th place)
IWLCA Top 20 poll ranking: No. 12
NCAA regional ranking: No. 5
Head coach: Courtney Farrell, 2nd year, 20-11
NESCAC championship appearances: 12th
NESCAC championship titles: None
NESCAC championship record: 2-11
Road/neutral record: 4-3
Goals per game: 11.43
Goals allowed per game: 9.08
Leading goal scorers: Caroline Ross ’16 (49), Brigid Bowser ’16 (26), Calie Nowak ’18 (19)
Assist leaders: Ross (12), Bowser (9)
Goalies: Hannah Wiltshire ‘18 (8.39 gaa, .439 save pct., 5-3); Rachel Gallimore ’15 (10.26 gaa, .409 save pct., 5-2)

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