@JU_MLAX Opens SoCon Play at Home Saturday

@JU_MLAX Opens SoCon Play at Home Saturday

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

Game-7 Jacksonville University (0-6) vs. #19 Richmond (6-1) | Mar. 18, 2017 | D.B. Milne Field | 11 A.M. | @JU_MLAX | #WTD88|

Dolphin Calls 

TV: ESPN3 

Live Stats: JUDolphins.com

Promotions and Policies

  • Lacrosse Community Day- Free boys clinic right after the game on the East Practice Fields
  • Gameday captains will be Nemours Children's Hospital patients
  • Tickets are available at JUTickets.com, and at the ticket booth on gameday (CASH ONLY). Adirondack Seating is $20, and General Admission is free
  • D.B. Milne Field policies are no glass, alcohol, coolers, and pets are allowed through gates; service animals are permitted
  • Parking is free

Quote Board

"After a month on the road, the boys are excited to return home to D.B Milne Field to open up conference play. Our out-of-conference schedule was rigorous, but we have learned a lot about who we are as a group, and I believe we are better off because of it. We are going to need every bit of experience we gained in our out of conference schedule to find ways to have success against Richmond. This team is in the top-20 and coming off a victory against the defending national champions. It is going to be a SoCon battle, and I am looking forward to the start of our new season.

Saturday will also be special because of our guests on campus. We will have five young men and their families from Nemours Children's Hospital. Our guests will serve as honorary captains and join the team on sidelines throughout the game. Following the game, our team will host a free boy's lacrosse clinic for Lighthouse Lacrosse. It is going to be an unbelievable day for the Jacksonville lacrosse community and we hope people will come out to support!"

 – Head Coach John Galloway

#PhinLaxFacts

  • Jacksonville is in its eighth season and first under new Head Coach John Galloway
  • Jacksonville faces yet another ranked opponent, its second consecutive and third overall
  • McLean Chicquen and Brett Reilly both average an assist-per-game, good for top-10 in the SoCon
  • Ben Gleichenhaus has 13.83 saves-per-game which is second in the conference and third nationally. Joe Riccadonna of VMI tops the list with 14.60
  • Will Hendrick's three man-up goals is third in the SoCon and ranks 29th in the nation

Series History

Saturday is the fourth meeting in the series, and the Spiders have captured the previous three contests. Last season, Richmond won 12-6 at Robins Stadium.

Do You Know the Enemy?

The Spiders knocked off defending national champion North Carolina, 6-5, on Monday night. The only setback the Spiders have suffered came to Duke in which a 6-2 halftime lead morphed into a 9-8 loss. Richmond boasts a suffocating defense that allows the fewest goals in the nation, and senior Ryan Dennis was named the conference's Defensive Player of the Week after causing seven turnovers in two games. His 17 in total this season is top-five nationally.

Previously

Ben Gleichenhaus was a stalwart yet again behind the net with 17 saves but the Jacksonville offense could not break through as the Dolphins dropped to #18 Duke, 13-6, Monday at a rain-soaked Koskinen Stadium.

Coming Soon…

Jacksonville goes back on the road to play at Air Force in SoCon action on Saturday, Mar. 25.