MLAX hosts Utah on National Marquette Day


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MILWAUKEE – For the first time in nearly two calendar years, the Marquette University men’s lacrosse team will host a home game in front of fans at full capacity at Valley Fields when the team takes on Utah on Marquette National Day. , Saturday, February 26.

Both teams enter the game with identical 1-1 records on the year, and the first showdown is scheduled for 1 p.m. central time under the Menomonee Valley Dome. A free live stream will be available on the Marquette Athletics YouTube channel with Dan Avington and Eric Simon on the call. Live stats are available at

The game marks the start of a four-game homestand for the Golden Eagles, who will play 6 of 7 at Valley Fields through the start of the BIG EAST conference in April.

United’s last home game at full capacity was an 11-10 loss to Robert Morris and then-head coach Andrew McMinn on March 7, 2020. The Golden Eagles would play one more game this year there at Michigan on March 11, the final game of the 2020 college lacrosse season.

THE GAME : Marquette and Utah have never met in the regular season, although the two teams faced off in February 2019 in an exhibition game in Salt Lake City. The Golden Eagles are 3-2 all-time against Utah head coach Andrew McMinn since his move to Robert Morris, most recently that 11-10 loss at Valley Fields on March 7, 2020.

MARQUETTE (1-1): Marquette started the season with a triple overtime win at Bellarmine on Feb. 12 before a 14-10 loss at No. RV/15 Jacksonville last weekend. First-year student Bobby O’Grady leads the Golden Eagles with six goals this season after a pair of goals against the Dolphins. His four goals in the season opener at BU were the most ever recorded on a player’s United debut.

Devon Cowan also scored twice at JU in MU’s last game and has now scored in 19 consecutive games, one of the longest such streaks in NCAA Division I. Luke White scored the first two goals of his career on Saturday and added an assist, while the second Pierce Washburn scored his first career goal for the Sunshine State.

Freshman in red shirt Michel Allieri started both games and went net 129:05 for United, while making 24 saves with a .522 save percentage. He made 12 saves in each game.

With MU’s points leader from the first game, Russell Melendezsidelined against Jacksonville, Jake Stegman slid to attack and freshman Hayden Miller made his first career start in midfield.

UTAH (1-1): The Utes started the year with a pair of nationally ranked opponents, most recently knocking out No. 17 Vermont, 11-10, on the East Coast on Feb. 12. It was new head coach Andrew McMinn’s first win and Utah’s first against a ranked opponent in program history.

The Utes took a 10-5 lead over the Catamounts in the fourth quarter before Vermont came back to tie the game at 10 with 6:06 remaining. Utah’s Josh Rose then scored the game-winning goal with 1:28 left.

Utah began its season with a 14-13 loss to No. 12 Denver on Feb. 5 in Salt Lake City.

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