Marquette Prepares For No. 10/9 Notre Dame

MU plays its first of three-straight home games Tuesday.

April 7, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette men's lacrosse team (4-7) returns home Tuesday to take on No. 10/9 Notre Dame at Uihlein Park in Milwaukee, Wis. Faceoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Central time.

A student shuttle will begin leaving from the Union Sports Annex at 3 p.m. and free Pizza Hut pizza will be served on board. Admission is free for MU students in attendance.

For non-MU students, tickets can be purchased at Uihlein Park or by calling 414-288-4668.

Marquette takes a break from BIG EAST play Tuesday and will begin its first of three-straight home games for the program's first home stand when it plays Notre Dame (4-4).

On Sunday, MU found itself with a 10-7 lead over St. John's midway through the fourth quarter after a goal by freshman Noah Joseph. The Red Storm then proceeded to go on a 3-0 run to close regulation and force overtime.

After freshman goalie Jimmy Danaher made five saves in the fourth quarter and one in the first overtime, fellow Freshman Andy DeMichiei scored his first collegiate and game-winning goal with 2:46 left in the second overtime on the helper from redshirt senior Tyler Melnyk.

Following the win, Marquette moved to second place in the BIG EAST standings at 2-1.

Monday, April 7 also marked a historical day in MU program history when redshirt sophomores Kyle Whitlow and B.J. Grill swept the BIG EAST Weekly Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards.

Whitlow earned the award following a season-high five point performance where he notched his fifth career hat trick.

Grill's defensive impact included holding Kieran McArdle, who ranks third in Division I in points-per-game, without a goal for the first time since March 19, 2013.

The Golden Eagles welcome No. 10/9 Notre Dame to Milwaukee for a midweek, non-conference matchup.

Notre Dame (4-4) is coming off a 15-7 loss this past Saturday to No. 3/3 Duke. Faced with a consistent deficit, the Fighting Irish received two goals from Nick Ossello and four points from Conor Doyle.

Notre Dame point leader Matt Kavanagh, who has totaled 33 on the season, was held scoreless. Primary faceoff specialist Liam O'Connor went 15-25 in the X and picked up eight groundballs. He has posted a .631 faceoff percentage thus far on the year.

Following Tuesday's game, the Golden Eagles return to action at Hart Park in Milwaukee on Saturday, April 12 for a BIG EAST showdown with Providence. Faceoff is scheduled for noon Central time.




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