Both men's and women's lacrosse will play three games while Marquette is on spring break with all of them coming on the road. We'll preview the first one for each side here.
The men's squad gets into action first this weekend, facing off with Jacksonville on Saturday at noon Central time. From the looks of things, it doesn't look like we're going to get any streaming video, but you can get updates from @MarquetteMLax on Twitter.
Bryan Badolato has the team lead in goals for Marquette, surprising no one. Badolato's five goals also gives him a one point lead over assists leader Conor Gately (1G, 3A) for the points lead. Goalie JJ Sagl has a goals-against average of 13.06 and a save percentage of 48% after his man-sized effort against Air Force. If you want to get some insight as to what else Marquette did well against Air Force, go read the box score breakdown from College Crosse.
The Dolphins are 1-2 on the season after picking up a win over High Point in their last game. This is particularly notable because 1) High Point is a first year program just like Marquette and 2) JU earned and then coughed up a two goal lead in the fourth quarter before getting the game winner with 24 seconds left.
Now, in their defense, their two losses on the season are to Duke, who was ranked #6 at the time, and #19 Ohio State, and we know what Ohio State is capable of doing. Duke swatted JU 21-9, but the Dolphins played Ohio State close, falling 9-6.
Senior midfielder TJ Kenary is your points leader for Jacksonville with eight on the season on five goals and three assists. Kenary is the goals leader for JU and shares the assists lead with fellow senior midfielder Cameron Mann. Junior Pete DeLuca has gotten most of the time in net for Jacksonville, stopping 56% of the shots he faces and posting a goals-against average of 8.50.
First up on the women's lacrosse three game swing through California during spring break is a Sunday afternoon game against Saint Mary's. Faceoff will be at 3pm Central time, with pay streaming here, live stats here, and Twitter updates from @MarquetteWLax.
Claire Costanza sits atop the points list for your Golden Eagles, racking up 14 points on five goals and a whopping nine assists. No other player has more than two helpers. Kenzie Brown has the goals lead, scoring nine times in Marquette's four games.
Saint Mary's sits at 1-3 on the season, with the lone win coming at home in overtime against UC Davis. That was also their only home game of the season so far, so it seems likely that the Gaels will come out with a bit of fire for their second home contest of the season. Senior midfielder Amanda Cross is the only Gael in double figures in points on the season, tallying eight goals and five assists so far, both of which are team highs. She does share the goals lead with senior attacker Jillian Chong and the assists lead with junior midfielder Krista Morgan. Junior Katherine Herzog has played every minute in net for SMC, piling up a nasty looking goals-against average of 16.83, while only stopping 29% of the shots she faces.