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Poillon garners second straight Goalie of the Week award

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh sophomore goalie Matt Poillon has garnered the Patriot League’s Goalie of the Week award for the second week in a row after stopping 16 of 25 shots sent his way in Saturday’s big win over Villanova. This marks the eighth-career weekly award for the All-American netminder after earning Goalie of the Week four times and Rookie of the Week twice as a freshman. Read More…

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh sophomore goalie Matt Poillon has garnered the Patriot League’s Goalie of the Week award for the second week in a row after stopping 16 of 25 shots sent his way in Saturday’s big win over Villanova. This marks the eighth-career weekly award for the All-American netminder after earning Goalie of the Week four times and Rookie of the Week twice as a freshman.

Poillon made 16 saves in Saturday’s 11-9 win, tying a career high. Each save proved important in a slim two-goal road win as he helped Lehigh win at Villanova for the first time since 1997 while improving to 2-0 for the first time since 2000. He owns a 5.23 GAA and 70.6 save percentage for the season.

Senior David DiMaria also earned honorable mention recognition on the Patriot League Weekly honor roll for the second week in a row. DiMaria carried the offense with his second straight seven-point game to begin the season, posting three goals and four assists.

The Mountain Hawks jumped to number eight in the Nike Division I Top 20 Media Poll, three places ahead of their upcoming opponent, Denver. Lehigh fell to 12th in the first in-season USILA Coaches Poll.

The Mountain Hawks returns to action on Saturday as they travel to Denver, Colorado to face #11/11 Denver Pioneers and Air Force on Sunday as part of the Face-Off Classic.

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