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Storm Battle Lakers in GMAC Semifinal (Preview)

Storm Battle Lakers in GMAC Semifinal (Preview)

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The ninth ranked Lake Erie College men's lacrosse team will be in action Thursday (May 3) at 3 p.m. when they take on Mercyhurst in the semifinals of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament.  

Storm Report: The Storm is 11-2 overall and 6-1 in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action.  The Storm defeated the Lakers in overtime earlier this season.  Head Coach Steve Gartelman said, "The team and myself are excited to be able to continue our season in the conference tournament.  The men are level headed but excited to put in work and earn more lacrosse."

Opposition Position:  The Lakers are 10-4 overall and 5-2 in conference action, and are currently ranked 15th.  Coach Gartelman added, "Mercyhurst has a great defense as well as a talented, ball control offense.  They find a way to get a lot of shots off, so we must be ready at all times.  We need to play a clean game in all phases."

Coach Gartelman concluded, "Team chemistry, 100% effort and energy through the execution of our game plan is what it will take to advance to the GMAC finals."

The men's lacrosse tournament is hosted by Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa.   Tickets for the event are $10 for adults, and $5 for students. 

Forecast: Lake Erie with a win would advance to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference tournament final on Saturday (May 5).  With a win the Storm would play the winner of the Seton Hill and Wheeling Jesuit match.