February 14, 2014

Boston University Hosts Canisius in First Home Game

from Press Release

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The Boston University men's lacrosse team will host its inaugural game at Nickerson Field on Saturday when the Terriers face off against Canisius. Opening draw is set for 12 p.m.

Season tickets for men's lacrosse are available for $25 for the general public with special pricing for faculty/staff and young alumni ($20). For more information or to purchase men's lacrosse season tickets, please visit www.AgganisArena.com, call 617-353-GOBU (4628), or visit the Agganis Arena Ticket Office, located at 925 Commonwealth Avenue, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Individual tickets are just $5.

BU (0-1) began its first-ever season with a 17-6 loss at Mercer this past Saturday. It was a game of many milestones, including the program's first goal, scored by freshman Pat Myers. He added a second and also collected an assist while freshmen James Clarke, Cal Dearth, Clay Phillips and Adam Schaal also scored. The Terriers are also the only Patriot League squad with a perfect man-up percentage, as well as one of two conference teams to have scored a man-down goal.

Another positive from the Mercer game came at the faceoff X. Freshman Sam Talkow won his first eight draws and finished the game 15-of-21 on faceoffs. He also collected a game-high 12 ground balls, which ranks second among Patriot League players and first among those who have only played once this season.

Canisius will be making its 2014 debut after finishing 2013 with a 3-10 record. The Golden Griffins return their top offensive player from last season, Tim Edwards. He led Canisius in goals (20), assists (19) and points (39). Goalkeeper Alex Govenettio will be back between the pipes after he posted a 12.16 goals-against average and a .428 save percentage in 11 starts as a sophomore.

Following Saturday's home opener, BU will begin Patriot League play when the Terriers welcome Lehigh to Nickerson Field on Feb. 22. Game time is set for 1 p.m.


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