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11th Ranked Storm Open Season at 13th Ranked Belmont Abbey (Preview)

11th Ranked Storm Open Season at 13th Ranked Belmont Abbey (Preview)

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team will open their 2017 campaign Saturday (Feb. 25) when they travel to North Carolina to take on Belmont Abbey. 

Storm Report:  The Storm has been ranked 12th in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) preseason poll.  The Storm has yet to play a game and after week one of the lacrosse season the Storm rank 11th in the USILA poll.  Head Coach Steve Gartelman said ""We are excited about the start of the 2017 season vs Belmont Abbey.  Our team has grown into a very strong family which should show in our chemistry and hype on the field".   

Opposition Position: The Crusaders are 1-1 on the season and are coming off a 12-6 loss to 6th ranked Mercyhurst.  The Crusaders are ranked 13th in the USILA poll after the first week of competition.  Coach Gartelman added "Belmont is a great team so we will need to be on point from the first whistle, but that's what we take pride in".

Forecast: The Storm will continue to head south as they travel to Lakeland, Florida to take on Florida Southern on Tuesday (Feb. 28).