Daily Archives: March 14, 2012
MCLA Div II Lacrosse: Westminster Men’s Lacrosse (6-1) Are Ranked #5 While Averaging Over 14 Goals Per Game
Griffin Notebook Westminster enters the week with a 6-1 overall record and is 1-0 in home games. They are coming off an 18-9 win over Utah State in Logan last Saturday. The Griffins are 6-0 this season against teams from the MCLA and 2-0 against MCLA Division I foes.
As a team, Westminster is averaging 14.6 goals per game while taking 46 shots per contest. They have outscored the opposition 103-52 over the season while holding the opposition to 26.9 shots per game. The Griffins have a 267-118 advantage in ground balls with a 78.9% success rate in clears. Westminster dominates the faceoff department with a 78.9% win percentage.
Gian Sexsmith is the team’s top scorer with 32 points. He is second on the team with 21 goals while adding a team-high 11 assists. Matt Hearn leads the Griffins with 23 goals and has seven assists for 30 points. Collin Madsen has scored 13 goals and is tied for second on the squad with eight assists. Marshall Serzen has collected a team-best 44 ground balls and wins 80.1% of the faceoffs he has taken.
Chris Burckle has played the majority of minutes in the Griffin cage. Burckle has a 65.2% save percentage while allowing just 6.21 goals per game. Craig Patrick has made 15 saves with a 60% save percentage with Adam Marfice stopping 41.2% of the shots on goal he has faced.
Game Coverage Both games this week will be streamed live on Griffins TV. With multiple camera angles, Griffins TV provides one of the best streaming options in all of the MCLA. The stream goes live approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the game. Westminster will also offer Live State for both of the games this week. Links for both of these features can be found at WestminsterGriffins.com.
Tracking the Nike MCLA Rankings After sitting in the No. 6 position on the first two Nike MCLA Coaches’ Polls, Westminster has come in at No. 5 in the last two polls. The Griffins received 273 points in the poll that was released on Tuesday which kept them in the No. 5 position for a second straight week.