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MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University men’s lacrosse team continues the BIG EAST conference game in St. John’s on Saturday, April 9 at DaSilva Memorial Field in Queens, New York.
The showdown against the Red Storm is scheduled for 11 a.m. Central Time, and a live stream will air on the BIG EAST Digital Network, accessible via FloSports. Live stats will be available courtesy of St. John’s on GoMarquette.com.
After the East Coast game, Marquette has a quick turnaround before a tilt on Tuesday, April 12 against No. 16 Notre Dame at Valley Fields.
THE GAME : The Golden Eagles have won eight of nine all-time meetings against St. John’s, including eight straight wins. The Red Storm won the first game between the two, 15-10, on April 27, 2013, in Queens, but United won the last eight games. Three of the last four games between the two have been decided by a single goal and four of the nine all-time games have been decided by one goal as well.
Last season, Marquette won both games, a 9-8 overtime win at Milwaukee and a 15-14 victory at DaSilva Field in the regular season finale on April 30. Devon Cowan had a hat trick in Game 1 and scored four times in Game 2, including twice in the final 85 seconds
Five previous meetings:
4/7/18AW, 11-10 (OT)
4/6/19 HW, 12-8
04/14/21 HW, 9-8 (OT)
04/30/21 AW, 15-14
MARQUET (3-6): The Golden Eagles picked up a 16-11 victory over Providence in their BIG EAST home opener on April 2 in Milwaukee. Attacker Bobby O’Grady led Marquette with career highs of six goals and seven points in the win, while Cowan had six points (three goals, three assists) in his first game in a month due to injury.
O’Grady won his third BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honor on Monday after setting a new United freshman record for goals in a game and equaling Conor Gately’s 2013 freshman record with seven points.
Face-to-face specialist Luke Williams also went 18 of 28 on point and added his third goal of the year with eight ground balls in the win. Williams and thomas washington each placing in the top four of the BIG EAST individually in winning percentage and MU’s aggregate winning percentage of .581 (132 of 227) would be a single-season program record. MU is currently third among league teams and the four of Georgetown, Villanova, MU and Denver face off at a clip of .568 or better.
Even with the return of Cowan, the Golden Eagles are still without the services of Russell Melendezwho led United in points at the start of the season, and All-BIG EAST defender Zach Granger. Attacker Nolan Rappis and midfield Griffon fries had each played an important role and are sidelined.
ST. JOHN’S (2-8): The Red Storm have won two games this season, a 9-7 home win over Manhattan on March 5 and a March 22 win, 17-14, at Fairfield. Freshman forward Brian Kelly leads SJU with 31 points on 16 goals and 15 assists, while redshirt senior Jonathan Huber has a team-best 25 goals. Dylan Willis leads the Red Storm with 18 assists.
St. John’s is last in the GRAND EAST in two goals per game (8.80) and defense with 173 goals against in 10 games.
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