Lyons Game Day Central: Lacrosse vs. Wellesley on Saturday at 12pm

Lyons Game Day Central: Lacrosse vs. Wellesley on Saturday at 12pm


THE MATCHUP: Mount Holyoke welcomes the Blue of Wellesley on Saturday for the 52nd time in program history. The series dates back to 1975, which saw Wellesley defeat MHC by an 8-2 margin. The Blue hold a 36-12-4 advantage, winning the last three in a row.

THE LYONS: Mount Holyoke (3-11; 1-5 NEWMAC) enters the fray after a 19-4 non-conference loss to Connecticut College on Tuesday. Junior Leila Kouakou led the Lyons in scoring for the third game in a row with two tallies, and also had a pair of draw controls. For the season, senior captain Charlotte Wagner is the offensive leader on the team with 41 points, while junior Kaitlin Braz leads the defense with 51 ground balls and 15 draw controls. In net, first year Mia Wysocki has a team-best 68 saves, along with five ground balls.

THE BLUE: Wellesley College (7-6; 3-3 NEWMAC) comes into the match after a 12-11 road loss to Emerson on Wednesday. Senior captain Mary Lemay posted a team-high four goals, including three in the last six minutes of the game. For the season, sophomore Dacia Persky leads the team with 24 goals and 16 assists for a team-high 40 points. In net, senior keeper Wendy Nettleton has 97 saves with a 43.9 save percentage.

NEXT UP: Both teams host their final games of the regular season on Wednesday. Mount Holyoke faces Smith at 6:00pm, while Wellesley plays Wheaton at 4:00pm.