by UMD Lacrosse Media Relations
(April 13, 2012 — Duluth, MN) For the remaining game of their regular season, the University of Minnesota Duluth men’s lacrosse team will bring the opponent to Bulldog territory.
The game is set for Sunday, April 15 against Illinois University at noon in Duluth on the Bulldogs’ Griggs Field.
Along with the final match-up before heading into play-offs, the team is hosting a string of events to take place before and after the UMD/Illinois University show down.
Starting on Saturday, April 14, the Bulldogs coaching staff and players are hosting a free youth lacrosse clinic for the Duluth YMCA from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The UMD Bulldogs will provide the instruction, giving a great opportunity for new players to be introduced to the sport and a refresher for returning players. The clinic will take place at the Duluth Heritage Center. For more information, please contact Brock Olson at the Duluth YMCA.
“It’s an incredible experience working with the youth in the area,” said assistant coach Sam Litman.
A full day of lacrosse awaits Griggs field on Sunday. Not only will the Bulldogs team be playing, but the Duluth Superior Junior Varsity and Varsity teams will also be playing their respective matches against St. Cloud North after the Bulldogs take the field.
UMD and Illinois will start their pregame warm-ups at approximately 10:45 am on the field.
Also as part of the warm-ups, Joe Rose Sr., professor of emeritus of Native American studies at Northland College in Ashland, Wis., and an elder of the Bad River Band will perform a traditional native pregame blessing. Rose Sr., will also perform a pregame blessing on the high school games.
When the clock strikes noon, the match-up between UMD versus Illinois will take place.
The Duluth Superior Varsity high school team will take on the St. Cloud North at 3:30 pm, followed by the Duluth Superior Junior Varsity match-up against the St. Cloud North at 5:30 pm.
“It’s going to be a great afternoon of lacrosse on Griggs Field, and a great way to introduce our new recruits to the UMD campus,” said Frank Clark, head coach to the Bulldogs.
Currently, Illinois University holds a GRLC divisional record of 3-0 and an overall record of 6-2.
The Bulldogs head into their final match-up in the lead of their UMLC division with a record of 5-0 and an overall record of 5-6.
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