Men's Lacrosse Takes on Bellarmine at Home
March 31, 2014
MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette University men's lacrosse team plays its second home game of the season on Tuesday, April 1 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, Wis., where faceoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. Central time against Bellarmine.
A 5 p.m. game time is a change from an original start time of 7 p.m.
Admission is free for all MU students and there will be free Palermo's Pizza for the first 100 students. Shuttles for students will be departing at 4 p.m. from the Union Sports Annex. For non-Marquette students, tickets can be purchased at Hart Park or by calling 414-288-4668.
For any fan that is unable to attend the game, live stats will be available through Gametracker.
Marquette (3-6, 1-1 BIG EAST) returns home to play its second game in Milwaukee after sealing its first BIG EAST win in program history in a 14-13 victory over Rutgers this past Saturday.
The Golden Eagles' attack, led by BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll mention Tyler Melnyk, is looking to continue its momentum following a season-high 24 point outburst against Rutgers.
Melnyk, whose eight points was a single-game MU record, comes into Tuesday's game ranked tied for eight in goals per game (3.00) and ninth in points per game (4.44) in NCAA Division I.
Sophomore Conor Gately added five of those 24 points, including the game-winning goal with 16 seconds remaining, while freshman Ryan McNamara chipped in with his first collegiate hat trick. Both performances were individual season highs.
Defensively, redshirt sophomore B.J. Grill disrupted the Rutgers attack by forcing three turnovers and picking up five groundballs and freshman goalie Jimmy Danaher saved a career-high 12 shots to pick up his second win of the season.
Bellarmine comes into the game ranked sixth in the nation causing 10.25 turnovers per game. This active defense will test Marquette's offense that enters the matchup ranked fourth in Division I committing only 12.00 turnovers per game.
The Knights are coming off a 9-3 loss to No. 16/16 Fairfield this past Saturday, falling to 4-4 (0-4, ECAC) on the season. Knights' goalie Will Haas worked in the cage to limit Fairfield under 10 goals for only the second time this season while making four saves.
The Knights are led on offense by a pair of freshman, Austin Shanks and Tucker Ciessau who have 14 and 17 goals on the year respectively.