Men's Lacrosse Travels to Georgeton to Face Hoyas Friday
March 28, 2013
MILWAUKEE - After a 12-day layoff, the Marquette University men's lacrosse team returns to action on Friday, March 29, when it travels to Washington, D.C. to battle Georgetown at Multi-Sport Field located on the Hoyas' campus.
Faceoff is slated for 11 a.m. CT (noon EST) and a live stream of the game's action will be available on a pay-per-view basis on GUHoyas.com/allaccess.
Tickets to the game may be purchased by calling the Georgetown ticket office at 202-687-4692, online at WeAreGeorgetown.com, or in person at the the gates of the Multi-Sport Field on game day, one hour prior to the start of the game. There will be shuttles going to the stadium for MU basketball fans in Washington, D.C. for Thursday's men's basketball Sweet 16 game. RSVP is required.
Tickets are $10 for adults (age 18+), $5 for youth (ages 3-17) and free for children under the age of two.
"I think if we play better than we did two weeks prior, and we play with an urgency that winning this contest against a BIG EAST opponent is unbelievably important and can make the face-off game 50-50, I think we're going to have a very good chance to win the game," Said head coach Joe Amplo.
Georgetown (3-5) enters the game against Marquette having dropped four of its last five decisions, including a 19-7 loss to No. 12 Duke (March 23) last time out. Freshman Reilly O'Conner has a team-best 25 points on the season with 12 goals and 13 assists. Jake Haley has seen the most action in cage for the Hoyas, posting a 2-4 mark in between the pipes and a 12.35 goals against average. The Hoyas have been strong in the face-off X this season, winning 58.7 percent (108-of-187) of the faceoffs taken.
Marquette (2-3) concluded an eight-day, three-game road trip with a 12-7 loss at Saint Joseph's on March 16. Tyler Melnyk paced the Golden Eagles with a pair of goals and an assist, while five other MU players also tallied goals. After falling behind 2-0 early in the contest, Marquette scored three-straight goals to take its only lead of the game. The Hawks then reeled off a 6-1 run midway through the third quarter to jump ahead, 8-4. B.J. Grill provided a spark by winning four of his nine faceoffs and JJ Sagl tallied nine saves.
Friday's meeting marks the first-ever between the Hoyas and Marquette. While there will be some unfamiliarity amongst the players, the two first-year head coaches on the sideline have know each other since player against one another in high school. MU head coach Joe Amplo and Georgetown head coach Kevin Warne then played together at Hofstra where they were both all-conference defensemen.