Hofstra Men's Lacrosse vs. Lehigh

The streaking 19th-ranked Hofstra Men's Lacrosse team will look to extend its win streak to five games when the Pride return home to the friendly confines of James M. Shuart Stadium to face the 17th-ranked Mountain Hawks of Lehigh this Tuesday, March 20. Game time is 7 p.m.

Hofstra is 4-2 on the season and riding a four-game winning streak after opening the season with losses to current number 18 Ohio State and number five Villanova. Since then the Pride have put together a string of victories over Stony Brook (14-2), number 13 North Carolina (12-6), Monmouth (7-6) and Providence (12-8). Hofstra led the nation in defense allowing only 6.00 goals per game in the latest NCAA statistical report last Monday. The Pride is also fourth in the country in man-down defense, stopping opponent's man-up situations 81 percent (6-31) of the time this year.

Lehigh is 6-2 this season with wins over NJIT (13-8), Mercer (13-8), Holy Cross (15-4), Colgate (10-7), Army West Point (9-7), and most recently last Saturday, Lafayette (19-11). The Mountain Hawks losses have come to North Carolina (12-11 in OT) and Rutgers (8-7). Lehigh averages 12.12 goals per game and allow 8.12 per outing.

The Mountain Hawks are led in scoring by Andrew Petit with 22 goals and 13 assists while Lucas Spence has added 17 goals and 12 assists and Tristan Rai has chipped in with 12 goals and 13 assists. John Mehok and Mickey Fitzpatrick each have nine goals. James Spence has recorded a 7.90 goals against average with 64 saves and a .529 save percentage in eight games this season. He is the goalie of record in all eight Lehigh games.

Hofstra leads the all-time series with Lehigh, 5-0. The two teams are meeting for the first time since 1990 when both teams were members of the East Coast Conference. The Pride won the last meeting on April 25, 1990 in Hempstead, 22-7.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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Shuart Stadium
Shuart Stadium
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


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Jim Sheehan

Phone: 516-463-6764
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