SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Following an 18-7 win against Concordia Ann Arbor, the (RV) Lawrence Technological University men's lacrosse team goes on to play two games this week, both at home. The first occurs on Wednesday, April 3rd against (RV) University of Michigan-Dearborn at 5 p.m.. From there, they play on Saturday, April 6th against (3) Indiana Tech at 4:30 p.m. Both of these matches will be held at Farmington Hills Harrison High School.
The Blue Devils (5-4, 2-1) are led by the 20 goals of Jacob Light and the 30 points of Brendan Oles from 17 goals and 13 assists. Maveric Muscat has also been a heavy hitter of late, with 14 assists so far this season. A statistical leader on the team, Joel Trent is ranked 13th in the NAIA in saves with 71. Off the face off has been Blue Devil Nik Kubik who has a winning percentage of 64%, holding a top ten spot nationally. He also holds the eighth spot in the nation for ground balls with 58.
UM-Dearborn is 1-6 overall this season and 1-2 in the WHAC, with two recent losses on their schedules from WHAC opponents. This includes a 14-12 loss to Taylor University (Ind.) this past Saturday. Their goalie, Jay Rupnow, leads the NAIA with a 13.75 average saves per game, holding the number three spot in the nation. Devon Callaghan is the biggest threat on attack, with an average of six points a game and 25 goals this season, holding the number five and six spot respectively in the nation.
The NO. 3 team in the nation, Indiana Tech, is 8-1 this season and 2-0 in the conference. Their keeper ranks eighth in the nation with 79 saves. Offensively, Chandler Peterson is the Warrior to look out for with 26 goals and 18 assists so far this season, ranking in the top 15 for six different statistical categories. However, the Warrior team is the third most goals and points in the nation and holds the number sixth spot for assists as a team.
Following this pair of matches, Lawrence Tech only has three more games left of the regular season, including senior day against Siena Hieghts University (Mich.) on April 17th, their last home game of 2019 before heading into WHAC playoffs.