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Keiser #4 Men’s Lacrosse Battles #1 Missouri Valley Tomorrow in NAIA Semifinals

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via press release – photo via Keiser web site   No. 4 Keiser vs. No. 1 Missouri Valley Records: Keiser: 9-1; Missouri Valley: 14-1 When: Friday, May 4, 2017 Where: Sirrine Stadium, Greenville, SC Time: 1 p.m. Live Stats | Live Video Series History
  • This will be the first meeting between these two teams in program history.
Last Time Out
  • The Seahawks hung on to defeat No. 3 Missouri Valley 13-11 and Missouri Valley knocked off St. Mary 15-8 in the quarterfinal round.
  • Four Keiser players recorded a hat trick including, Craig Marentette (4), Nolan Duncan (3), Jacob Bomberry (3), and Eddie Grieco.
  • The Spartans scored the opening goal before the Seahawks answered with six unanswered goals to take the lead for good at 6-1.
  • Tyler Wilkinson led the Vikings with four goals and Ryan Barnes chipped in three during their quarterfinal contest.
Need to Know
  • This will be the first ever appearance in the NAIA Semifinals for the Seahawks.
  • Keiser is in their inaugural season and enter the tournament with a 9-1 overall record.
  • The Vikings lead the NAIA in total assists (186), assists per game (12.40), goals per game (17.93), and second in total points (455), shots per game (48.20), shots per game (30.33), total shots (723), shots on goal (455), and total goals (269).
  • Wilkinson tops the country in total assists (42), and assists per game (3.00). Barnes is seventh in total goals with 51.
  • The Seahawks are second in the NAIA in assists per game (9.89), goals per game (17.89), and third in shots on goal per game (29.22).
  • Marentette tops the nation in goals per game (5.1), points per game (7.1), and is second in shots on goal (7.4).
Coach’s Corner “We’re obviously excited to win the other day against a great, but we’re focused on what we need to do better. We’re playing a strong team, and we’re looking forward to playing our best lacrosse of the year.” Up Next If the Seahawks win their semifinal game on Friday afternoon, Keiser would advance to the NAIA National Championship game on Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m.