PREVIEW: Men's Lacrosse vs. Johnson & Wales (2/28)

Crusaders look to close out month with 3rd straight win.
Crusaders look to close out month with 3rd straight win.


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The University of Dallas men's lacrosse team is back home for the next three matches, with the home stand beginning on Wednesday, February 28th with Johnson & Wales University (CO). Gametime is set to begin at 3:30 p.m.

The Crusaders (2-1) are feeling good after winning the last two contests. Their most recent victory was a 17-8 road result at Fontbonne University. J. P. Hasson (Fairfax, Va.) netted a team-high five goals and the team posted its 3rd highest scoring output in program history. UD matched the second highest team total in assists (11).


- The most goals scored in a game in 2017 was eight. The past two outings, the Crusaders have notched nine and 17 totals.

- Both UD and its opponents have placed 54 shots on cage. Dallas has a little higher percentage at 67.5 compared to 57.4.

- Tyler Smith (Snoqualmie, Wash.) leads the team with 12 points and nine goals. He has been highly efficient with 11 shots and 10 shots on goal. Smith has totaled a team-high 14 groundballs and 19 faceoff wins. Paul Mosimann (Manassas, Va.) adds 14 faceoff wins and was 8-for-12 last Saturday.  


- UD Season Stats

- Johnson & Wales Roster

- All-Time Series: 0-2

- Tomorrow's matchup is first one for these teams in Irving.

- The Wildcats won last year 12-8. Dallas trailed 7-0 in the first 17 minutes, but outscored them 5-2 in the second half (3-0 in 4th). Smith and Peter Early (San Antonio, Texas) each had a pair of goals. Ben Blessard (Falls Church, Va.) and Bogar Trout III (Tecumseh, Mich.) also had netters.


- Johnson & Wales begins the 2018 season with Dallas on Wednesday. There were a couple exhibitions scheduled earlier this month. At least one was cancelled.

- Last season, the Wildcats wen 3-8 with all victories coming at the friendly confines.

- JWU is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Next academic year (2018-19) it will be joining the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC).

- Coleton Threlkeld scored four goals in the head-to-head meeting last year, and returns to this year's roster.


Dallas continues its five-of-six home match stretch with another pair of games remaining into the first weeks of March. On Saturday, March 3rd the Crusaders host Hendrix College at 3:30 p.m. On the 9th, Dallas hosts Alfred University with a same start time. The UD women's lacrosse team will be playing prior.