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Four Philly D1 men’s teams to compete in inaugural Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge on March 8 & 10

Tuesday, 15th January 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 1/15/19
Staff Report

Four Philly men’s lacrosse teams will compete in March in the inaugural Philadelphia Lacrosse Challenge.

The teams – Saint Joseph’s, Drexel, Penn, and Villanova – will each play two games against each other during the March 8-10 weekend.

“We have been trying for years to create a doubleheader weekend with the four Philadelphia Division I lacrosse programs,” said St. Joe’s coach Taylor Wray. “It took some time to coordinate our schedules, but we’ve finally done it and I hope the Philadelphia lacrosse community will come support the event in a big-time way.

“It’s not often you get the chance to watch back-to-back D-I lacrosse games at a single venue, and to be able to do it twice in one weekend is really cool. From a strategic standpoint, it also helps our teams get a feel for what it might be like to play two games in 72 hours, the same way you would if you were playing in your conference tournament.

“It’s going to be an incredibly challenging weekend and one we hope will continue to put us in a position to compete well in conference play.”

The schedule
Friday, March 8

at Villanova
St. Joe’s vs. Drexel, 5 p.m.
Penn vs. Villanova, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 10
Villanova vs. Drexel, noon
St. Joe’s vs. Penn, 2:30 p.m.

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