Grove City Lacrosse Announces 2011 Season Schedule

Grove City, PA The Grove City Wolverines announced their 2011 schedule. Included among the highly regard opponents are Davenport, Grand Valley State, and Dayton. Each of these CCLA D-II programs reached the quarterfinal round of the MCLA national tournament in Denver last May.

The Grove City schedule includes nationally ranked opponents Briarcliffe, Missouri Baptist, and Tennessee Wesleyan. Grove City will also face divisional foes John Carroll, Carnegie Mellon, and Walsh as well as Southern Connecticut and Pittsburgh, a Division I program, which will host Grove City to kick off the season on February 19th.

Grove City is continuing to build this year in pursuit of a national championship after the wolverines reached the national tournament in 2010 for the first time in the program's 17 year history. Despite the loss of key contributors and the difficulty of the schedule, the team is optimistic about their chances in 2011.

Following the season opener at Pitt, Grove City will head to the Athletes in Action Sports Ministry Field in Xenia, Ohio on Friday, March 11th at 8:30 PM (EST) to take on Missouri Baptist, followed by a game with Tennessee Wesleyan at 11:30 AM the following morning. A week later, March 19th, Grove City will return to Ohio to play divisional rival, Dayton in a 3:30 PM game.

The Wolverines will come home to play Briarcliffe College at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 25th on Grove City's own Thorn Field. The following day, Grove City will battle Davenport at 3:00 PM, again on Thorn Field. Next on the schedule will be a trip to Cleveland to face John Carroll at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 30th, followed by a home game against Carnegie Mellon at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 2nd.

In another match-up of national championship contenders, Grove City will host Grand Valley State on Friday, April 8th at 7:00 PM. The Wolverines will then play host to Southern Connecticut at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 9th, and will close out the regular season with a home game against MCLA newcomer Walsh on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30 PM.

It will be an intense year for Grove City and one in which the team will be tested physically, mentally, and emotionally. A key determinant of Grove City's success will be the ability to develop team chemistry while continuing to push each other to improve.

Day/Date       Time     Opponent               Venue
Sat Feb 19 TBD @ Pittsburgh U. of Pittsburgh
Fri Mar 11 8:30 pm @ Missouri Baptist Xenia, Ohio
Sat Mar 12 11:30 am @ Tennessee Wesleyan Dayton, Ohio
Sat Mar 19 3:30 pm @ Dayton Dayton, Ohio
Fri Mar 25 7:00 pm Briarcliffe Thorn Field
Sat Mar 26 3:00 pm Davenport Thorn Field
Wed Mar 30 7:00 pm @ John Carroll John Carroll
Sat Apr 2 2:00 pm Carnegie Mellon Thorn Field
Fri Apr 8 7:00 pm Grand Valley Thorn Field
Sat Apr 9 7:00 pm Southern Connecticut Thorn Field
Wed Apr 13 6:30 pm Walsh Thorn Field


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