Storm Concludes Homestand Against #13 Wheeling Jesuit (PREVIEW)

Will Mulcahy (Photo by Baker Media Productions)
Will Mulcahy (Photo by Baker Media Productions)

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE vs #13 WHEELING JESUIT UNIVERSITY

Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Jack Britt Memorial Stadium in Painesville, Ohio

STORM HOSTS #13 WHEELING JESUIT: The Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team welcomes 13th-ranked Wheeling Jesuit University to Painesville for an ECAC showdown.

LAST TIME OUT: The Storm routed Ohio Valley University and Alderson-Broaddus University last week at home.  In the 20-3 win over Ohio Valley, Austin Bishop and Trevor Tarte led the Storm with four goals apiece while Nico Summaria had three.  In the 21-2 win over Alderson-Broaddus, Tarte netted five while Bishop had four.  Justin Goodwin picked up 10 groundballs in the game.  For the week, Rashad Brown went 29-of-36 (80%) on faceoffs, grabbing 14 groundballs and assisting on two goals.

OPPOSITION POSTION: The Cardinals enter the game ranked 13th in the USILA Rankings.  In their most recent outings, they defeated Lindenwood University 11-9 and Ohio Valley 17-3. Bryce Brochu leads Wheeling Jesuit with 20 points and is tied with Tyler Johnson with 14 goals.  Brian Frank has assisted on nine goals.  In net, Joe Amsler has made 43 saves.

SERIES HISTORY: The overall series between Lake Erie and Wheeling Jesuit is even at two wins each. Last season, the Storm defeated the Cardinals 9-3 on the road.  Trevor Tarte led the Storm with four goals while Reagan Harding and Macgregor Johnston netted three and two respectively. 

TRIO EARN ECAC POW HONORS: Trevor Tarte, Rashad Brown and Austin Bishop earned ECAC Offensive Player, Specialist and Rookie of the Week honors, respectively for their play against Ohio Valley and Alderson-Broaddus.  Tarte tallied 12 points on nine goals and three assists in the two games.  Brown went 29-of-36 (80%) on faceoffs picking up 14 groundballs and assisting on two goals.  Bishop recorded 10 points on eight goals and two assists while grabbing five groundballs.

FORECAST: The Storm travel to Belmont Abbey College for a regional match on Saturday (March 29).  

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