Marquette Travels to Bellarmine for Mid-Week Contest

Head coach Joe Amplo has led his squad to back-to-back wins.

April 22, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - After claiming a 14-9 victory over Detroit on Saturday, April 20 in its first-ever home game, the Marquette University men's lacrosse team will return to the road for a mid-week game at Bellarmine on Tuesday, April 23. Face-off at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium is set for 2 p.m. Central time and a live video stream will be available at

Marquette (4-6) fell behind to Detroit, 3-2, after the first quarter, but managed to score eight of the next 10 goals to take a commanding 10-5 lead into the final quarter. The Golden Eagles used a 6-2 scoring advantage in the third quarter to pull away from the Titans and earn the program's first-ever home win in front of 1,156 fans at Hart Park.

Redshirt junior Tyler Melnyk led all scorers in the contest with six points on a game-high four goals and two assists. Goalie JJ Sagl picked up his fourth victory of the season with an eight-save performance in between the pipes.

The Golden Eagles will put their two-game win streak on the line when they make the trip to Louisville, Ky., to take on the Knights. During the recent streak, MU has scored 14 goals in each contest and limited opponents to under 10 goals.

Bellarmine (7-5, 3-4 ECAC) enters the Tuesday afternoon contest with Marquette having dropped three straight, including a 8-9 double-overtime loss to Hobart (April 13) and a 12-7 decision at Virginia (April 20). Bellarmine has found success this season while playing on its home turf, having won five of its seven games at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium.

The Knights are led by redshirt senior Karsen Leung, who has tallied 11 goals and 22 assists. Currently, Bellarmine has seven players on its roster with ten-or-more points.

Following the game at Bellarmine, Marquette will head to New York, N.Y., and battle St. John's on Saturday, April 27 for its final road contest of the season.




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