SHAWNEE – Lady Bison Lacrosse is set to host Southwestern (Texas) on Saturday in the team's final nonconference action of the 2019 season. Saturday's game is set to start at 11 a.m.
Prior to the game, Oklahoma Baptist will honor their lone senior, Savannah Tompkins. Tompkins, a native of Fruita, Colorado, is a four-year starter for the Lady Bison, splitting time as both a defender and a middie.
OKLAHOMA BAPTIST WOMEN'S LACROSSE NOTES
Southwestern (6-4) at Oklahoma Baptist (4-6)
SCOUTING THE PIRATES
The Pirates enter Saturday's contest at 6-4 under first-year head coach Brice Queener, but have lost two of their last three games.
Southwestern is averaging 17.6 goals/game, paced by Hayley Donnelly's 39 goals. Johnee Wolter has poured in 31 goals, while Raven Garcia has tallied 23.
Nearly 50 percent of SU's goals have come off assists this season. Donnelly has a team-leading 38 helpers.
Mckenna Zinke has earned eight starts this season, posting an 11.84 goals-against average and 46.0 save percentage.
Averaging 19.9 ground balls/game, the Pirates enjoy a plus-2.5 advantage in the category.
The Pirates have struggled on the draw this season, holding a minus-4.9 margin in draw controls.
Oklahoma Baptist's offense averaged 23.5 goals/game in their last two games before being held scoreless against No. 9-ranked Regis on Saturday.
Lauren McCormack leads OBU with 33 goals and nine assists, followed by Taylor Skomp with 22 goals. Shay Morgan and Devin Miller are tied for third with 13 goals apiece.
With 114 total goals this season, OBU has set a new Division II era record in the category. The Lady Bison have 146 points, 10 shy of setting the Division II era record for points.
OBU averages 28.6 ground balls/game and is led by Madison Gordon's 37. McCormack is second on the team with 34, while Taylor Skomp is third with 22 .
Courtney Barnickle holds a 14.5 GAA in eight starts this season, as well as a 42.3 save percentage.
Katie Kuehn and Savannah Tompkins are first and second among defenders with 13 and 12 caused turnovers, respectively.
Tompkins needs just three more ground balls this season to become the fifth Lady Bison all-time to amass 100 ground balls in her career.