Royals To Face Plenty of Top-Notch Competition In 2012

The men's lacrosse team posted a pair of victories last week, including a Landmark Conference win over Merchant Marine Academy.
The men's lacrosse team posted a pair of victories last week, including a Landmark Conference win over Merchant Marine Academy.

The University of Scranton men’s lacrosse team will certainly have plenty of hurdles to clear in its attempt to repeat as Landmark Conference champions in 2012.

The Royals face a challenging 15-game schedule that includes 11 teams that posted winning records last season.  Of those 11, eight won at least 10 games—St. John Fisher (12-4), FDU-Florham (11-7), Marywood (11-7), Nazareth (11-7), and Farmingdale State (10-5), along with Landmark Conference rivals Goucher (11-6), Catholic University (11-6), and Susquehanna (11-6).  The other three teams with winning records were Lycoming (9-8), Franklin & Marshall (8-6), and Drew (8-6).

“We will definitely have our work cut out for us,” says Rogalski, who led the Royals to a 9-8 overall record and the championship of the Landmark Conference in his first season as head coach last spring.  “The quality of competition on the Division III level continues to get better each and every year.  Everyone involved with our program is looking forward to another highly competitive season.”

The Royals will open the season on Saturday, February 25, against Farmingdale State in Farmingdale, New York, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

This year’s schedule is as follows:

Day Date Opponent Time Last Year's Game(s) Series' Record
Sat. Feb. 25 at Farmingdale St. 1:00 pm W, 12-6 3-0, Scranton
Sat. Mar. 3 at Muhlenberg 1:00 pm L, 5-10 2-0, Muhlenberg
Wed. Mar. 7 NAZARETH 3:00 pm L, 9-15 1-0, Nazareth
Sat. Mar. 17 vs. Lycoming (Baltimore, Md.) 12:00 pm Did not play 7-4, Lycoming
Wed. Mar. 21 CENTENARY 3:30 pm Did not play 4-1, Scranton
Sat. Mar. 24 *at Washingon & Jefferson 1:00 pm Did not play First meeting
Sat. Mar. 31 *DREW 1:00 pm L, 9-10 18-6, Drew
Wed. Apr. 4 at FDU-Florham 7:00 pm Did not play 12-9, FDU
Sat. Apr. 7 *MERCHANT MARINES 1:00 pm W, 17-13 Tied 5-5
Tue. Apr. 10 at St. John Fisher 4:00 pm L, 8-9 (ot) 1-0, Fisher
Sat. Apr. 14 *at Susquehanna 12:00 pm L, 5-9 8-4, Scranton
Wed. Apr. 18 MARYWOOD 7:30 pm W, 9-6 4-0, Scranton
Sat. Apr. 21 *at Goucher 1:00 pm W, 9-8 (ot); W, 12-8 4-3, Scranton
Wed. Apr. 25 FRANKLIN & MARSHALL 7:00 pm L, 8-12 11-0, F&M
Sat. Apr. 28 *CATHOLIC 2:30 pm W, 12-10; W, 12-9 5-1, Scranton
           
    *Landmark Conf. Games      
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