MU Travels to RV/RV Rutgers Saturday

March 27, 2014

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MILWAUKEE-- The Marquette men's lacrosse team takes on RV/RV Rutgers in its second weekend of BIG EAST play this Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium, faceoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. Central time (noon E.T.)

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In its home and BIG EAST lidlifter this past Saturday, Marquette's (2-6, 0-1) four-goal rally came up short resulting in a 10-8 defeat vs. Villanova. Trailing 9-4, a Ryan McNamara goal started a four goal run in the third and fourth quarters, featuring two assists from redshirt senior Bryan Badolato.

"The guys saw people who genuinely cared about them at the game against Villanova," said MU head coach Joe Amplo. "So I knew that those kids were going to fight to get those people a victory, because that's what this place is about. The kids are about playing hard for Marquette, because this place is a great place filled with people these kids want to play for."

However, the Wildcats drew two penalties and were able to seal the game on a late man-up goal.

Freshman goalie Jimmy Danaher looks to build off of his strong performance in the cage, where he made nine saves, including five in the second half. As a unit, the Golden Eagles' defense held Villanova scoreless for over 25 minutes in the second half.

Tyler Melnyk comes into the weekend ranked second in the BIG EAST in points per game with 4.00 after matching his average with two goals and two assists against Villanova. Melnyk, a redshirt senior, has tallied a point in all eight games giving him 32 on the 2014 season.

Rutgers (6-3, 1-1) is coming off a 17-11 loss at BIG EAST leading Denver. Freshman Christian Trasolini notched a career-high four goals, while Scott Bieda added five points. Down 10-5 at halftime, the Scarlet Knights fought back when Bieda chipped in with three second-half points.

The Scarlet Knights enter the game ranked first in goals per game with 12.89 and tops in assists per game with 7.78. Rutgers is led by Scott Klimchak who averages 2.78 goals per game, which is good for second in the BIG EAST.

After returning home from New Jersey, the Golden Eagles battle Bellarmine on Tuesday, April 1 at Hart Park in its second home contest of the season. Faceoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. CT, rescheduled from its original time of 7 p.m.




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