2021 Schedule Preview: Marquette Golden Eagles

(Photo Courtesy of Marquette Atheltics)

While it has taken a bit longer for teams and conference to get their schedules together for the 2021 season due to the Coronavirus outbreak and various restrictions surrounding the virus, Schedule release schedule has finally begun!

The Marquette Golden Eagles are the eigth DI program and second from the Big East to release their full 2021 schedule. This announcement follows the Big East’s announcement on spring sports scheduling on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles are coming into their second season under Andrew Stimmel and coming off a shortened 2020 campaign in which they went 3-4.

Marquette’s Full 2021 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/13MarquetteCleveland State
2/20MarquetteDenverBig East
2/27MarquetteVillanovaBig East
3/6GeorgetownMarquetteBig East
3/13MarquetteProvidenceBig East
3/17Notre DameMarquette
3/20St. John’sMarquetteBig East
3/27MarquetteSt. John’sBig East
4/3DenverMarquetteBig East
4/10MarquetteGeorgetownBig East
4/17ProvidenceMarquetteBig East
4/24VillanovaMarquetteBig East

Notes

  • All but two contests (Cleveland State, Notre Dame) are conference games.
  • Two games, home and away, against every Big East opponent.

Games to Circle

2/13 vs Cleveland State: The Golden Eagles and the Vikings have faced each other twice all-time and the series is currently tied at 1-1. Cleveland State took their first meeting, 7-5, in 2019 and Marquette won a thriller last season, 11-10 in overtime. Cleveland State’s Tristan Hanna forced overtime with :13 left in regulation and Chris Kirschner scored the game-winner for Marquette in overtime.

2/20 & 4/3 vs/@ Denver: Since Marquette’s entrance into DI lacrosse, these two programs have had some memorable battles. And while Denver may look like the clear cut more talented and experienced team this season, these two contest could be some good ones and carry some weight. In their last meeting in 2019, Denver edged out a 9-8 victory.

3/17 @ Notre Dame: The Golden Eagles and Irish have faced each other a total of eight times and Notre Dame has won every single meeting. However, there have been some very close games, including consecutive one-goal contests in the 2016 and 2017 regular seasons. Marquette will be looking to come out of this matchup with a “program win.”

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