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Bryant takes on Rider, Maine this weekend

David Silverman Photography
David Silverman Photography

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University field hockey team plays a pair of road games this weekend, facing Rider on Friday and No. 25 Maine on Sunday.

Friday's game is set for 4:00 p.m., while Sunday is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. Sunday's game will be played at the University of New Hampshire.

Game Information
Opponent: Rider
Location: Lawrenceville, N.J.
Date and Time: Friday, October 15 - 4:00 p.m.
Live Stats: Sidearm
Video: ESPN+

Opponent: Maine
Location: University of New Hampshire (Durham, N.H.)
Date and Time: Sunday, October 17 - 11:00 a.m. 
Live Stats: TBA
Video: TBA

Bryant vs. Rider

  • Rider owns an 11-2 lead in the all-time series.
  • The Broncs have won three-straight, with Bryant's last win coming in 2017.

Bryant vs. Maine

  • Maine owns an 8-1 lead in the all-time series.
  • The Bulldogs won the first-ever meeting between the two programs. 

Bulldog Notes and Notables

  • Bryant will be looking for its first victory of the season this weekend. The Bulldogs fell to Wagner, 2-1, in double overtime last Sunday. 
  • Taryn Rauff leads the team with five goals, while Carson Dennis has scored three times.
  • Brittany Gouws is the third Bulldog with multiple goals, scoring twice.
  • Marijn Jaarsma has posted a .765 save percentage on the year. She leads the nation with 11.4 saves per game. 

Scouting the Broncs

  • Rider is 8-4 overall and 1-2 in the NEC.
  • The Broncs are averaging 2.25 goals per game.
  • Julia Divorra leads the team with nine goals, five assists and 23 points. 
  • Carly Brosious also has 20 points with eight goals and four assists.

Scouting the Black Bears

  • Maine enters the weekend 9-5 overall and ranked No. 25 nationally.
  • Poppy Lambert leads the team with 10 goals, while Brooke Sulinski has nine goals and two assists.