March 5, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Following a near upset of then-ranked No. 10/10 North Carolina on Saturday, the St. John’s lacrosse team heads right back on the road for a showdown with Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia.
The contest, originally scheduled for Wednesday evening, has been moved to Tuesday afternoon due to the incoming severe weather in the area.
Live streaming of Tuesday’s game will be available free of charge through NEC Front Row. For system requirements and best streaming practices, please visit: NEC Front Row.
Live stats will also be provided at SJUHawks.com.
Tuesday will mark the third all-time meeting between St. John’s (2-2) and Saint Joseph’s (0-2), all coming over the previous three seasons.
The Hawks defeated the Red Storm in both of the previous matchups, including last season’s 8-5 victory in Queens.
On Saturday, St. John’s dropped a 9-8 heartbreaker to the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill on a William Perry goal with just 6.8 ticks remaining on the clock to give UNC the victory.
The victory was the first time since Feb. 25, 2008 at Quinnipiac that St. John’s lost a game on a goal in the final minute of regulation.
Matt Hanley was dominant in-between the pipes for the Johnnies, turning aside 15 shots and collecting four groundballs in the loss.
The senior was honored with the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week award following his performance and becomes the first St. John’s goalkeeper to win the honor since Harry Burke in 2016.
His 11.50 saves-per-game leads the BIG EAST and sits 11th among all goalkeepers in the country.
Colin Duffy and Joe Madsen led the way offensively for the Red Storm, each striking for a pair of goals. Duffy added his first assist of the season for a three-point outing.
Duffy’s game against the Tar Heels earned him a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.
The junior ranks 15th in the country in shooting percentage, scoring a goal 52.9% of the time he fires a shot among players averaging at least three shots-a-game.
Tuesday’s showdown will mark only the third game of the season for the Hawks, and enter with an 0-2 record. Saint Joseph’s has struggled to find the back of the net through its opening pair of games, scoring a combined nine goals. The Hawks fell, 4-3, on Saturday to BIG EAST foe Providence and dropped an 11-6 affair to Fairfield in their opener.
In the loss to the Friars, goalkeeper Mike Adler shined in net for the Hawks, making 16 saves on 20 attempts to earn Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week honors.
Last season, Saint Joseph’s finished with a 5-9 record overall, including a 2-4 mark in NEC play.
St. John’s will return to action at DaSilva Memorial Field on Saturday when the Johnnies host Siena.
The Last Meeting
March 1, 2017
Queens, N.Y. (DaSilva Memorial Field)