*Story by Andy Riesenberg
WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's lacrosse team will face Muskingum University this Saturday at home in Williams Stadium. First faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Teams: Wilmington and Muskingum. The Quakers and Muskies are both coming into this weekend's matchup winless. Wilmington lost its first weekday game to Mount Union on Wednesday and Muskingum fell to Otterbein. Both teams are fairly close in their team stats, with a shooting percentage between 18% and 20%, and a shot on goal percentage between 57% and 61%. Muskingum does have a slight edge in face off percentages winning 24% to Wilmington's 17%.
The Coaches: Jeff Arneson is in his fourth year leading the Wilmington men's lacrosse program. Prior to leading the Quakers to a 5-9 record two seasons ago, Arneson, a Wilmington High School alumnus, spent six seasons as head coach at Thiel College (Pennsylvania). Alec Chisholm is also in his fourth year as men's lacrosse coach at Muskingum University. He previously was the defensive coordinator and assistant coach for Oberlin College before joing the Muskies.
The Players: Austin Young leads the Quakers in goals and points after just four games, and Reed Beavers continues to rack up the saves, and is ranked third in the conference with 56. Just five saves short of the top spot. Spencer Zecchin leads Muskingum with seven goals and nine points overall. He is the only player in double-digits for shots on goal for the Muskies.
OAC Fan Policy: The OAC President's Council has updated its spectator policy to allow two individuals per student-athlete to attend home contests.
Series History: Wilmington is 4-1 against Muskingum in program history, but the Muskies won the last meeting. More information can be viewed by visiting the link above.
Social Media: Wilmington athletics is represented on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics), Twitter (@DubCQuakers) and Instagram (@DubCQuakers). Follow all the happenings of Wilmington College on social media by using the hashtag "#WeAreDubC".
Coverage: Live statistics and live video of the game will be available – visit the link above.
Up Next: Wilmington hosts Marietta College at home next Saturday in Williams Stadium at 1 p.m.