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Westminster Women's Lacrosse Notes — April 6

4/6/2016 | Women’s Lacrosse
THE AGENDA
The Westminster women’s lacrosse team returns to Dumke Field this Saturday when they play host to No. 15 Regis University. The opening draw is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the first of the Griffins final two home games.
Tickets for both remaining games are available no by visiting WestminsterGriffins.com/tickets.
3 THINGS
>Westminster is 2-6 overall this season and 2-3 in RMAC games
>The Griffins were swept in two road games last weekend in Colorado
>The Griffins defeated Rockhurst, 20-12, on March 6 for their first-ever RMAC victory
Westminster Women 4-6COVERING 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
Make sure to like Westminster Griffins on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and You Tube for the latest news about the Griffins. For updates of the game action, make sure to follow @wc_griffins on Twitter.
For the latest updates on the Westminster women’s lacrosse team, make sure to follow westminsterwlax on Instagram.
ABOUT THE GRIFFINS
Westminster returns home at 2-6 overall this season and they have a 2-3 mark in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action. The Griffins are currently sixth in the conference standings with two league games to play. The top four in the final standings qualify for the RMAC Tournament. Westminster has gone 1-2 in home games this season and are 0-1 against ranked opponents.
ON OFFENSE
The Griffins are averaging 12.25 goals per game to rank sixth in the RMAC and they are sixth in the conference by taking 26.25 shots per game. The team ranks fourth in the RMAC by scoring on 46.7 percent of its shot attempts and they put 83.8 percent of their attempts on cage. The Griffins have scored on 15 of 42 free-position chances.
Kira Heiden leads the team with 27 goals and she ranks third in the RMAC by scoring 3.38 goals per game. Hieden and Katie Adams are tied for the team lead with 31 points and they are fifth in the league at 3.88 points per game. Adams has scored 24 goals and her seven assists are tied with Morgan Bakarich for tops on the squad.
ON DEFENSE
Westminster ranks seventh in the RMAC with a 13.50 goals-against-average and they have allowed at least 12 goals in all but one game this season. Opponents are taking 28.5 shots per game with 75.9 percent of those attempts on cage. The Griffins have forced 175 opponent turnovers and they have 113 draw controls while allowing 108.
Heiden leads the team with 27 draw controls and she is sixth in the RMAC by grabbing 3.38 draws per game. Adams is seventh in the conference by getting 2.88 draws per game while Madison Ingman gets 2.75 draws per contest to rank 10th. Adams ranks fifth by picking up 2.88 ground balls per game. Daisy Mele has a team-best 15 caused turnovers and is fourth in the league at 1.88 per game.
IN CAGE
The Griffins are making 8.13 saves per game to sit fourth in the conference. They place seventh in the RMAC with a .376 save percentage.
Taylor Hekking has started all eight games in cage and made 50 saves. She is fifth in the RMAC by averaging 6.25 saves per game. Hekking has a .340 save percentage and 14.99 goals-against-average. Caitlyn Laffey has played in four games and is first in the RMAC with her .577 save percentage. Laffey makes 3.75 saves per appearance and is fifth in the league with her 7.19 GAA.
ALL STREAKS MUST END
Kira Heiden had her streak of 27 consecutive games with a goal come to an end in the Griffins loss at Lindenwood on March 8. The streak ended as the second-longest goal scoring streak in team history. She also finished with the fourth-longest streak of consecutive games with a point at 28-straight games.
AND SOME CONTINUE
Katie Adams has scored a goal in all eight games this season and in 19 straight dating back to last season. That is the fourth-longest such streak in team history. Adams span of 19 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 120 points as a Griffin and she is sixth in team history with 94 career goals. She also ranks seventh all-time in assists (26), sixth in shots (159), and third in draw controls (95).
LOOKING AHEAD
The Griffins will take next week off before returning to action on April 23 when they face Colorado Mesa at 1 p.m. at Dumke Field. The final home game of the season will feature a presentation for the team’s senior class prior to the opening draw. Tickets for that game are available at WestminsterGriffins.com/tickets.
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.

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