The Westminster women’s lacrosse team is back in action on Saturday when they host Colorado Mesa in a non-conference contest. The Senior Day game will begin at 1 p.m. with a presentation to honor the Griffin senior class taking place before the opening draw.
Tickets are available for the final home game of the season by visiting WestminsterGriffins.com/tickets.
>Westminster is 2-7 overall this season and 2-4 in RMAC games
>The Griffins had last weekend off after falling to Regis 18-6 on April 9
>The Griffins defeated Rockhurst, 20-12, on March 6 for their first-ever RMAC victory
COVERING THE GRIFFINS
Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on Griffins TV with David Winkworth calling the action. Griffins TV is available in the Game Central portal online at portal.stretchinternet.com/Westminster. The portal is also optimized for viewing on mobile devices at the same link.
Live stats will also be available during the contest at sidearmstats.com/westminster/wlax.
FOLLOWING THE GRIFFINS
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ABOUT THE GRIFFINS
Westminster returns to action at 2-7 overall this season and they have a 2-4 mark in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action. The Griffins are currently sixth in the conference standings with one league games to play. The top four in the final standings qualify for the RMAC Tournament. Westminster has gone 1-3 in home games this season.
The Griffins are averaging 11.56 goals per game to rank sixth in the RMAC and they are seventh in the conference by taking 24.67 shots per game. The team ranks fifth in the RMAC by scoring on 46.8 percent of its shot attempts and they put 83.8 percent of their attempts on cage. The Griffins have scored on 16 of 44 free-position chances.
Kira Heiden leads the team with 28 goals and she ranks fourth in the RMAC by scoring 3.11 goals per game. Katie Adams leads the Griffins with 33 points behind 26 goals and seven assists. Adams is seventh in the RMAC by scoring 3.67 points per game. She also leads the conference by taking 6.56 shots per outing. Madison Ingman leads the team with eight assists.
Westminster ranks seventh in the RMAC with a 14.00 goals-against-average and they have allowed at least 12 goals in all but one game this season. Opponents are taking 28.9 shots per game with 77.3 percent of those attempts on cage. The Griffins have forced 192 opponent turnovers and they have 121 draw controls while allowing 125.
Heiden leads the team with 28 draw controls and she is sixth in the RMAC by grabbing 3.11 draws per game. Adams is eighth in the conference by getting 3.0 draws per game. Adams ranks third in the RMAC by picking up 3.22 ground balls per game. Daisy Mele has a team-best 18 caused turnovers and is third in the league at 2.00 per game.
The Griffins are making 8.33 saves per game to rank fourth in the conference. They place seventh in the RMAC with a .373 save percentage. Taylor Hekking has started all nine games in cage and made 58 saves. She is fifth in the RMAC by averaging 6.44 saves per game. Hekking has a .335 save percentage and 15.78 goals-against-average. Caitlyn Laffey has played in five games and is first in the RMAC with her .607 save percentage.
ADAMS ON A ROLL
Katie Adams has scored a goal in all nine games this season and in 20 straight dating back to last season. That is the fourth-longest such streak in team history. Adams span of 20 straight games with a point is the sixth-longest point streak in school history.
IN THE CLUB
During her seven-goal outing at Rockuhurst on March 6, Heiden became the sixth Griffin all-time to reach 100 career points. The junior has piled up 121 points as a Griffin and she is sixth in team history with 95 career goals. She also ranks seventh all-time in assists (26), sixth in shots (162), and third in draw controls (96).
Westminster will close the regular season on April 29 when they visit Colorado Mesa in the final RMAC game of the season. The game will begin at 7 p.m. at Walker Field in Grand Junction, Colo.
ABOUT WESTMINSTER COLLEGE
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu or follow WestminsterSLC on Twitter.