March 7, 2015
MACON, Ga. -The No. 15/13 Marquette University men's lacrosse squad continues its spring break trip on Sunday afternoon in a 1 p.m. Central time contest with Mercer at Mercer University Stadium in Macon, Georgia.
The Golden Eagles (6-0) enter the game on the heels of a 12-10 victory at Jacksonville on Friday evening in which sophomore midfielder Ryan McNamara notched a career-high four goals. Redshirt junior K.C. Kennedy won a career-best 15 faceoffs at the X against the Dolphins and also picked up seven ground balls in the victory. Marquette enter the fourth quarter tied for the first time this season but outscored JU 4-2 in the final frame to pull out a two-goal win.
Marquette's victoryon Friday evening was its sixth of the season, tying last season's win total of sixand surpassing its total of five from thefirst season of competition in 2013. MU's sixth victory last year came on April 19, 2014 against Georgetown at Hart Park, a 11-10 overtime victory on McNamara's game-winning goal.
The only other game in program history against Macon came on March 12, 2013, a 14-11 MU victory, in which then-freshman attackman Conor Gately posted a career-high five assists for the Golden Eagles, still a program record to this day.
Mercer (0-4) is coming off a 12-7 loss at Detroit on Wednesday afternoon, in which they out-shot the Titans, 45-37, held a 14-9 edge in faceoffs and picked up 17 more ground balls. Detroit goalie Jason Weber, who had 19 saves against MU, posted an NCAA-high 28 saves, including eight shots off the stick of Mercer's Chris Baxa.
The Bears are led by Chris Rahill's nine points on the year with three assists and six goals, two of which came against Detroit in Wednesday's loss.
Following Sunday's contest, the Golden Eagles will head to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Florida for a week of practice over Marquette's spring break.