Golden Eagles Take On Marist Saturday
Feb. 28, 2014
MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's lacrosse team returns to New York to face the Marist Red Foxes this Saturday, March 1.
Faceoff is scheduled for noon central time (1 p.m. EST) at Tenney stadium in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Tickets can be purchased through GoRedFoxes.com or by calling (845) 575-3553.
A live, pay per view stream will be available through GoRedFoxes.com for fans not traveling to the game.
"Marist is scoring a lot of goals, have some good players, and they play hard," said head coach Joe Amplo. "They're a lot like us, in that they are trying to establish themselves in the upper third of Division I. They're one of the better teams in their conference and I have a ton of respect for their coaching staff."
The Golden Eagles (1-2), who came up short last weekend at No. 17/17 Ohio State 11-7, will be facing a Marist (1-2) squad who is coming off losses to Air Force and No. 6/6 Denver at the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic in Denver, Colo.
The Red Foxes are led offensively by junior attackman Colin Joka (10 goals on the year) and Joesph Radin, a sophomore attackman who scored a career high five goals in the team's last outing vs. Air Force.
Marist is anchored in goal by junior Dave Scarcello, who made eight saves last weekend vs. Air Force and has posted a .404 save percentage thus far in the season. Junior defenseman Nick Struble picked up four groundballs against Air Force and leads the team with three caused turnovers.
Three games into the season, Marquette has posted only 12.33 turnovers per game, which is tied for the BIG EAST lead and ranks 11th nationally. MU turned the ball over 11 times Saturday and scored 7 goals on 20 offensive possessions. Coach Amplo believes this turnover rate can be even lower, however.
"When we had the ball we were efficient, we scored seven goals against a good defense," said Amplo. "The turnovers were both mental and physical. Of those 11, I think seven were unforced, where it wasn't something Ohio State was doing, it was our guys making a bad lacrosse play."
The Golden Eagles were led against Ohio State last weekend by redshirt sophomore middie Kyle Whitlow who recorded his second hat trick of the season on just five shots. His shot percentage of .538 ranks 24th in NCAA Division I and he ranks sixth in the BIG EAST averaging 2.33 goals per game.