Men's Lacrosse: Ohio Northern (12-3 Overall, 6-2 OAC) at John Carroll (9-6 Overall, 5-3 OAC)

Men's Lacrosse: Ohio Northern (12-3 Overall, 6-2 OAC) at John Carroll (9-6 Overall, 5-3 OAC)

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7 p.m. - Don Shula Stadium, University Heights, Ohio

Saturday's Preview: Ohio Northern enters its regular season finale in third place in the OAC, tied with Otterbein at 6-2 and one game ahead of John Carroll (5-3) ... The top four teams qualify for the OAC Tournament May 1 and 4 ... ONU would clinch a spot in the OAC Tournament with a win, or a loss by any other goal total than 5 and a goal total by JCU of 13 or less and an Otterbein loss to Baldwin Wallace ... Ohio Northern is coming off a 13-8 victory over Otterbein in its home finale on Wednesday ... Ohio Northern outscored Otterbein 7-2 in the final 21 minutes of the game in the win ... Senior Anthony Pavone had his 12th career hat trick to lead ONU, who had nine different players score goals ... Through 15 games this season, junior Cameron Marous leads the team with 32 goals, 20 assists and 52 points ... Pavone is second with 25 goals and senior Nicholas Groves and sophomore Joe O'Connell are third with 16 goals each ... Senior Alex Pizarro is 11-3 with 83 saves and is second in the league with an 8.27 GAA in goal ... Senior Preston Victory leads the team with 43 GBs and 97 faceoff wins and senior Drew Fox leads the team with 25 CTs ... Fox is ONU's all-time career leader with 124 CTs ... Senior Max Weese (108), Marous (107) and Pavone (86) are 1-2-3 on ONU's all-time career goal scoring list ... Marous is ONU's all-time leader in assists (80), points (187) and hat tricks (19) ... An amazing 32 different players have scored goals for Ohio Northern this season ... ONU leads the OAC and is 14th nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 7.40 goals per game ... The Blue Streaks enter Wednesday's contest in fifth place in the OAC and would clinch a spot in the 4-team OAC Tournament with a victory over ONU and an Otterbein victory over Baldwin Wallace ... Should BW defeat OU, JCU would need a win by 6 or more goals over ONU or a 5-goal win by holding ONU to 7 or fewer goals to qualify for the OAC Tournament ... JCU is coming off a 26-5 win at Heidelberg on Wednesday ... Brendan Whitty had 7 goals and an assist for JCU, who led 10-2 after one quarter and 17-3 at halftime ... Skylar Blake leads the team and is second in the OAC with 50 goals and 30 assists and is third in the OAC with a team-best 80 points ... Whitty has 31 goals 27 assists and 58 points and Kevin Hack has 27 goals, 13 assists and 40 points ... Jacob Betz has 143 saves and an 10.13 GAA in goal.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Goals       Assists       Points       Shots       Ground Balls  
1. Marous 32   1. Marous 20   1. Marous 52   1. Marous 82   1. Victory 43
2. Pavone 25   2.  St. Croix 10   2. Pavone 32   2. Pavone 67   2. DiMarco 33
3. N.Groves 16   3. O'Connell 9   3.  O'Connell 25   3. Weese 60   3. Pfister 30
  O'Connell 16                                

All-Time Series: JCU leads the series between the two schools by a 3-0 margin ... JCU won last year's contest 9-7 in Ada.

ONU Head Coach Nat St. Laurent: St. Laurent is in his third season at ONU with a 43-20 record, a winning percentage of .683.