Saturday Preview: St. Bonaventure’s Debut, New Head Coaches Squaring Off, and More

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It’s week one of the 2019 college lacrosse season and it starts off on a high note out in Utah as they play Vermont on Friday night. That’s not all the big games this week as Saturday will be an action packed Saturday of games. 

The first Gameday Saturday is filled with ten games on the slate for fans to indulge. The college season is here and it should be a great Saturday of action to get things kicked off.

Some of the bigger storylines coming into week one include Duke playing without All-American midfielder Brad Smith who is out with a foot injury and What UNC’s defense looks like now that freshman Will Bowen is out with a torn ACL. We will also see the return of Penn State attackman Grant Ament after sitting last season out with an injury. Rutgers junior attackman Adam Charalambides will be back at Rutgers after suffering a torn ACL for two seasons in a row. 

Some other’s include first year head coach’s as three of them will be in action this weekend. Two new head coaches will faceoff against each other when Wagner and Bill McCutcheon goes down to Louisville to take on Bellarmine and Jim Mitchell. Pat Myers and Lafayette will take on Rutgers in a road contest. 

Of course the biggest story this year is that of Utah and St. Bonaventure. Utah had their opener on Friday while St. Bonaventure opens their inaugural season on the road against High Point on Saturday. The Bonnies have a lot of youth, but with Coach Mearns at the helm the Bonnies are in good hands. 

Games to Watch:

St. Bonaventure @ High Point

Jacksonville @ Detroit Mercy

Villanova @ Penn State

Bucknell @ Maryland

Duke @ Furman

Saturday Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Road Team Home Team Watch/ Stream
2/2 11:00 AM St. Bonaventure High Point ESPN +
2/2 11:30 AM Jacksonville Detroit Mercy
2/2 12:00 PM Cleveland State Ohio State BTN Plus
2/2 12:00 PM Villanova Penn State
2/2 1:00 PM Wagner Bellarmine GLVC Network
2/2 1:00 PM Bucknell Maryland BTN Plus
2/2 1:00 PM North Carolina Mercer
2/2 1:00 PM Lafayette Rutgers BTN Plus
2/2 1:00 PM Lehigh NJIT NJIT Stream
2/2 7:00 PM Duke Furman ESPN +




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