Dolphins Play Host to No. 19 Marquette Under The Lights

Dolphins Play Host to No. 19 Marquette Under The Lights
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - For the second straight week, the Jacksonville University men's lacrosse team will face a ranked opponent - this time under the lights of D.B. Milne Field - as the Dolphins play host to No. 19 Marquette in a rematch of last year's one-goal battle in Wisconsin. JU and the Golden Eagles square off on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+ with Sean Salisbury and Ray Carnicelli on the call.

Next Two Games: vs. Michigan - Moe's Lacrosse Classic (2/23 - 11:30 am; CBS Sports Network); vs. Drexel (3/2 - 12 pm)
- Friday's game marks the sixth meeting in program history between the Dolphins and the Golden Eagles; Marquette holds a 3-2 lead in the all-time series.
- In last year's meeting, an 11-10 loss to the Golden Eagles, Eric Applegate (3 goals, 2 assists) and Jeremy Winston (1g, 2a) led the team offensively, while Hunter Sells collected five saves in goal.
- Applegate leads the team with six points (2g, 4a) so far, with a season-high three assists against No. 2 Duke last weekend. ... Bo BowHunter is next with five points (4g, 1a), including four points (3g, 1a) against Detroit Mercy in the home opener.
- Dixon Smith, Jack Dolan, and Troy Hettinger all have a team-best six ground balls, while Smith leads the team with five caused turnovers.
- Jacksonville head coach John Galloway and Marquette head coach Joe Amplo meet on opposite sides of the field after the pair won gold with Team USA at the 2018 FIL Men's Lacrosse World Championships in Netanya, Israel last summer. ... Galloway captained the team and played all seven games in goal, while Amplo was an assistant coach for Team USA.
- Dolphin freshman midfielder JJ Pickard also participated at the World Games, with Team Slovakia.
- The Jacksonville Lacrosse Center, JU's lacrosse-only locker room facility, holds its dedication ceremony tomorrow morning. ... The JLC provides locker rooms for both the men's and women's teams, along with coaches offices, film room, conference room, athletic training room, nutrition station, and study rooms.

GAME #3 – VS. NO. 19 MARQUETTE
DATE: Friday, Feb. 15 
TIME: 7 pm EST
LOCATION: Jacksonville
VENUE: D.B. Milne Field (Jacksonville, Fla.)
LIVE STATS: Click Here
LIVE VIDEO: ESPN+ ($)
ADMISSION: Free 
ALL-TIME SERIES: Marquette leads, 3-2
LAST MEETING: Feb. 17, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wis. ... Then-No. 15 Marquette won, 11-10

JACKSONVILLE (0-2, 0-0 SoCon)
CONFERENCE: SoCon
HEAD COACH: John Galloway
SEASON AT JAX: 3rd
WEBSITE: JUDolphins.com
TWITTER: @JAX_MLAX

MARQUETTE (1-0, 0-0 BIG EAST)
CONFERENCE: Big East
HEAD COACH: Joe Amplo
SEASON AT MU: 8th
WEBSITE: GoMarquette.com
TWITTER: @MarquetteMLax