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The University of Dallas men's lacrosse team wraps up the regular season with an important road match at Johnson & Wales University (CO) on Saturday. The Wildcats are in their first year with the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), and this match's result should help determine the number three and four seeds in the tournament next week in Irving.
Dallas (3-8) is coming off a 25-6 setback at Southwestern University, another team in the SCAC.
THREE THINGS TO KNOW FOR UD
- Tucker Jameson (Mechanicsville, Md.) leads the Crusaders with 32 points and 27 goals.
- Tyler Smith (Snoqualmie, Wash.) and Austin Gibbons (St. Charles, Ill.) have eclipsed 20 goals with 22 and 20, respectively. Smith increased his program career-bests to 67 and 87 in goals and points. Gibbons has a goal in all-but one contest he has played in (10 matches).
- Hector Pinell-Sanchez (Manor, Texas) has amassed 68 saves and started the last five games in goal. He has totaled 315 minutes.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Dallas is 1-2 in the overall series with JWU.
- That win came last season in Irving, 18-4. Smith had five goals, while Jameson contributed four. Jake Frederick (Coppell, Texas) dished three assists with a goal.
- Both setbacks were in Denver (2015 and 2017).
A LOOK AT THE WILDCATS
- Johnson & Wales sits 1-9 overall this season and have dropped seven straight.
- JWU is 0-3 at home.
- Coleton Threlkeld and Deshaunte Longley are the top scorers with 11 and 10 goals, respectively. Each have a pair of assists.
- Israel Trejo has dished five assists and recorded 38 ground balls for team-highs in each column.
- Austin Cruz is the primary goalkeeper with 541:23 minutes tallied in 10 appearances (all starts). He has totaled 126 saves.
Dallas hosts the SCAC Tournament, the first since 2014, on April 26 and 28 in Irving, Texas. Click here to view the official tournament website.