Men's Lacrosse: Ohio Northern (4-1 Overall) at Alfred (N.Y.) (3-0 Overall)

Men's Lacrosse: Ohio Northern (4-1 Overall) at Alfred (N.Y.) (3-0 Overall)

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 1 p.m. - Yunevich Stadium, Alfred, N.Y.

Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern men's lacrosse program wraps up a five-game road stretch Saturday afternoon with a nonconference contest at Alfred (N.Y.) ... Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Yunevich Stadium in Alfred, New York ... The Polar Bears own a 4-1 overall record and a four-game win streak heading into the weekend ... In addition, ONU has won 11 consecutive road contests dating back to last season ... Ohio Northern is fresh off an undefeated Spring Break trip to North Carolina, which included a 6-4 win at Guilford (N.C.), a 22-8 victory at Pfeiffer (N.C.), and a 15-8 triumph at Brevard (N.C.) ... In their most recent outing, senior midfield/attack Anthony Pavone recorded a three-goal hat trick and four total points to lead ONU past Brevard ... Additionally, Max Weese, Pat Berthelsen-Leon, and Kevin Giles each added two goals in the victory ... Sophomore Preston Victory recorded a career-high seven ground balls and went 12-for-15 in faceoffs to pace the Polar Bears ... Senior defenseman Drew Fox and senior long-stick middie Matt Sheftall guided the defensive efforts, tallying two caused turnovers each ... Through five games, Marous leads Northern with 20 points, 13 goals, and seven assists ... His assist total currently ties for ninth place on the Ohio Athletic Conference leaderboards ... Marous is the program's all-time leader with 67 career assists and 155 career points while he ranks second in career goals with 88 ... Weese tops ONU's all-time scoring list with 98 goals, needing just two strikes to become the first Polar Bear to eclipse 100 career goals ... Defensively, Fox tops the team and sits eighth in the OAC with nine caused turnovers, and Victory paces the team with 21 ground balls ... In net, senior goalkeeper Alex Pizarro leads the team with a 2-1 record, four starts, and 34 saves ... He also ranks first in save percentage (59.6%), total goals against (23), and GAA (7.04) among qualifying players in the OAC ... Alfred enters Saturday's matchup sporting a 3-0 overall record ... The Saxons defeated Thiel (Pa.) 21-6 last Thursday, March 7 on the road ... Sophomore attack Cale Donegan leads AU with 13 goals, 10 assists, 26 shots, and 23 points this season ... Junior Garette Briggs tops the team with 39 ground balls ... In net, the Saxons have split time between three goaltenders with Gage Ponsetti topping the team with two starts, a 2-0 record, 95 minutes logged, and 16 saves.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Goals       Assists       Points       Shots       Ground Balls  
1. Marous 13   1. Marous 7   1. Marous 20   1. Marous 32   1. Victory 21
2. Pavone 8   2.  St. Croix 4   2. Pavone 11   2. Weese 27   2. M. Groves 14
3.  N.Groves 6   3. 4 Tied W/ 3   3.  St. Croix 9   3. Pavone 26   3.  DiMarco 12
  O'Connell  6             O'Connell                 

All-Time Series: Ohio Northern holds a 1-0 edge over the Saxons in the all-time series ... The Polar Bears knocked off Alfred (N.Y.) last season with a 9-6 victory on the road.

ONU Head Coach Nat St. Laurent: St. Laurent is in his third season at ONU with a 35-18 record, a .660 win percentage.