Lehigh To Host Lock Haven In 2022 Opener Friday; Go to Temple Sunday

August 25, 2022

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Seeking to construct on the successes of its greatest season since 1994, the Lehigh subject hockey group opens its 2022 marketing campaign with two video games this weekend. The Mountain Hawks will host Lock Haven Friday at 6 p.m. on Ronald J. Ulrich Discipline earlier than touring to face Temple Sunday at midday. Each video games will likely be broadcast on ESPN+.
The Mountain Hawks are coming off an 11-7 marketing campaign in 2021, a season wherein Lehigh reached the Patriot League Event for the primary time in a decade, Lehigh posted its most wins and its first total profitable marketing campaign because the 1994 Patriot League championship season.
Senior Sarah Bonthuis (11 G, 5 A, 27 P) is the highest returning scorer and the lone returnee amongst Lehigh’s 4 All-Patriot League performers from a season in the past. Becoming a member of Bonthuis are senior Sydney White, juniors Abbie Brown and Julia Gatelein and sophomore Guusje Hogendoorn, all of who began 17 or extra contests a season in the past. Within the again, senior Maddie Kahn returns after beginning all 18 video games within the cage in 2021. Kahn was the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Yr within the spring 2021 season and had a 1.77 targets in opposition to common and .698 save proportion final fall.
Lock Haven comes into Friday’s season-opener coming off of a 5-9 marketing campaign in 2021. The Bald Eagles have been picked sixth out of eight groups within the Atlantic 10 preseason ballot. High returners for Lock Haven included Martina Spangenberg, an All-Atlantic 10 and NFHCA All-Area performer a season in the past, and former A-10 Rookie of the Yr Jazmin Palma.
Lehigh and Lock Haven final met in 2019 with the Bald Eagles profitable 4-1. The Mountain Hawks’ lone win in opposition to Lock Haven got here by a 2-1 rating in 2013.
Temple went 8-11 in 2021 and can open its season Friday at Lafayette earlier than Lehigh visits Howarth Discipline on Sunday. The Owls have been picked fourth within the Large East preseason ballot, with Julianne Kopec and Nienke Oerlemans tabbed for the preseason all-conference group.
The Owls lead the all-time sequence in opposition to Lehigh 14-6-3, however the Mountain Hawks received the newest assembly 2-1 final October in Bethlehem. Erica Steele and Lenke Havas scored the Lehigh targets within the Mountain Hawks’ first win over Temple since 2003.
Following this weekend’s motion, Lehigh will head west for 2 video games subsequent weekend. The Mountain Hawks will play at Ball State, Sept. 3 at midday after which will journey to Ohio State the next day for a midday begin.
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