Jan. 10, 2007
FAIRFIELD, CT (January 10, 2007) - The Sacred Heart University men's lacrosse team and head coach Tom Mariano have announced the schedule for the upcoming 2007 season. For the third-straight season, the Pioneers will open the season against the Colgate Raiders on Saturday, February 24th.
Sacred Heart will play just four times at home, so fans should mark their calendars to visit Campus Field this season. The Pioneers will face Wagner on March 3rd, leading the all-time series 3-0 but facing the Seahawks for the first time since the 2002 season. SHU welcomes three Colonial Athletic Associations teams to Fairfield. Drexel will come to town on March 31st, defending CAA Champion Hofstra on April 11th and Villanova in the season finale on April 28th.
The rest of the conference slate will take place on the road with stops at Robert Morris on March 25th, Towson on April 6th and Delaware on April 21st.
The non-conference portion of the 2007 slate will take them on the road for six games including the season opener at Colgate. The Pioneers and Manhattan Jaspers will face-off in their yearly match-up on March 10th in Ossining, New York. SHU will travel to Binghamton on March 17th to take on the Bearcats.
The Pioneers will once against travel up to Amherst, Massachusetts to face national power UMass. SHU will face the Minutemen, a 2006 Final Four team, on March 20th. Sacred Heart wraps up the non-league slate with a pair of games against in-state foes. The Quinnipiac Bobcats return to the Pioneer schedule for the first time since the 2001 season on April 14th and the will renew their annual match-up with the University of Hartford on April 25th.
Coach Mariano will get his team prepared for the season with a pair of scrimmage games in February. SHU will travel to Boston and take on Albany (Feb. 10) at Harvard University and host Providence College on February 17th at 12 pm.
The CAA Tournament will take place on May 2nd and 5th at the site of the highest seed. The top four teams in the league will qualify with an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament at stake.