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Strength: David DiMaria, Dante Fantoni (pictured) and Dan Taylor form a potent attack that does most of the damage. Goalie Matt Poillon is 11-2 this spring and is the best I've seen. The Mountain Hawks have scored 76 goals in their past six games, a 12.7-goal average. They roll into May riding a seven-game win streak for coach Kevin Cassese.
Weakness: Midfield scoring. Sometimes Lehigh's midfielders can't dodge effectively, draw double teams or hit step-down shots. If and when they do, they can compete with anybody.
X-factor: Emotion. When this team buckles up and steps on the field, it means business. The Hawks bring it like few can. They're confident, they've worked as hard as anybody and they won't back down. It'll take a major effort to beat them.
Notable: Lehigh lost at home to Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season, a heartbreaking defeat that will serve them well in 2013. They won't host this year but are more mentally prepared for the week ahead.
Bracketology: The Mountain Hawks locked up the first AQ by beating Bucknell in the Patriot League final Sunday. Their resume indicates they'll have to take their show on the road.
March 6, 2013