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The Air Force Falcons are the 15th DI program and second in the ASUN to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Falcons are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 4-9 (3-3 SoCon) and saw their season end with an 11-6 loss against Richmond in the SoCon semifinals. 2022 marks the Falcons first season in the ASUN as they move to the conference along with Bellarmine, Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy, Robert Morris, and Utah.
Falcons’ 2022 Schedule:
|1/22||Notre Dame||Air Force||Scrimmage|
|1/29||North Carolina||Air Force||Scrimmage|
|4/9||Detroit Mercy||Air Force||ASUN|
|4/16||Air Force||Cleveland State||ASUN|
|4/23||Robert Morris||Air Force||ASUN|
Bryant, Canisius, Colgate, Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy, Marist, Marquette
Duke, High Point, North Carolina, Richmond, VMI
3/19 @ Mercer: The Air Force Falcons and Mercer Bears will meet as non-conference opponents for the first time since 2014. Mercer used a 6-1, fourth-quarter, run to defeat the Falcons 15-13 last season, marking the Falcons’ second-ever loss to the Bears. Air Force suffered their first loss to Mercer in 2018, 9-7, to end a seven-game winning streak against the Bears. The Falcons dominated the Bears, 20-8, in their second-to-last contest in 2019.
4/2 vs Utah: Air Force kicks off ASUN play against the Utah Utes, whom the Falcons have faced each of their first three seasons as a DI program. Air Force holds a 2-1 series lead over the Utes, winning each of their last two meetings. That includes a narrow, 10-9, overtime victory last season in which Gianni Orlando put in the game-winner for the Falcons.
4/30 vs Bellarmine: The Falcons hold a 13-3 series lead all-time over the Knights, however five of their past seven meetings have been decided three goals or less. Last season, Air Force found themselves down 6-2 early in the third quarter before rattling off six consecutive goals to secure the 8-6 victory. Moving from the SoCon ASUN alongside the Knights, another close contest between these two could ensue this season.