FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010
Men’s lacrosse to face Sacred Heart tomorrow at noon
The JU men’s lacrosse team will be back on the field tomorrow to battle Sacred Heart at noon at the Ashley Sports Complex after eight days off.

The Dolphins (3-3) are coming off two wins last week over Mt. St. Mary’s and Providence and will look to hand the Pioneers (1-3) a loss at a field where they are undefeated.

“We’re excited to be playing at home against a very good team,” said JU head coach Matt Kerwick. “They have some great senior players on their team so we’ll have to play our best game to date if we want to have success. We’re hoping this game can be a great start to our spring break.”

Last week, the Dolphins turned in two impressive performances at the Ashley Sports Complex, recording two wins, including Kerwick’s 100th Division I victory.

Against Providence, JU had to endure long possessions from the Friars as the visitors slowed the game to a near standstill for three quarters but a dominate ground ball performance (45-23) helped lead the home side to a win.

JU was paced by another hat trick night from freshman T.J. Kenary while sophomore Jeremy Tissenbaum added two goals with three more points coming from the nation’s points leader, Ryan Serville (1,2). Senior goalie Brad Hester played a large part in the defense's success, making just two saves but coming out of the crease on many occasions to lead the team in ground balls with seven.

Sacred Heart comes into Jacksonville after falling, 12-9, to Manhattan College last Saturday and will face JU in their first road game of the season.

The faceoff is set for noon and will be at the Ashley Sports Complex, a change from the originally scheduled D.B. Milne Field.