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UMLC Showcase

10/27/2016, 8:15pm CDT
By SJU Lacrosse

SJU, UST, NDSU, and MSUM end season in Minnetonka

The Johnnies will wrap up their fall season on Saturday, October 29 with games against Minnesota State University- Mankato, North Dakota State University, and arch-rival University of St. Thomas.  These games will be part of the annual UMLC Showcase, which is taking place at Minnetonka High School this year.

“We are really excited to get back on the field,” says Coach Derek Daehn. “The guys have been working hard in practice, but I know they are looking forward to lining up against players wearing a different color.”

The Johnnies hosted the University of Minnesota-Duluth and North Dakota State University in September.  All games that day were close and competitive, so the rematch with the Bison should be a nice close to the day.  Mankato has also presented a nice challenge for all of the Division 2 UMLC teams since joining that division. 

SJU will open their day, however, with arguably their toughest matchup which will pit the Johnnies against the Tommies of St. Thomas.  These teams had historically played fall scrimmages, but have gone away from that in recent years.  This may have something to do with the built-up intensity of the regular season and playoff meetings between the teams.  A young St. John’s squad will look to have a strong showing against last year’s MCLA National Champions.

“To be the best you have to beat the best.  It is just a fall game, but I know both teams will be ready to play on Saturday and neither team likes to lose to the other!”

The full game schedule is as follows:

 

Time

Away

Home

8:30am

NDSU

Mankato

10:00am

SJU

UST

11:30am

NDSU

UST

1:00pm

SJU

Mankato

2:30pm

SJU

NDSU

4:00pm

UST

Mankato‚Äč

 

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