Falcons Head To Pioneer Face-Off Classic
Feb. 28, 2007
The Air Force lacrosse team returns to action this weekend, March 3-4, at the Pioneer Face-Off Classic, hosted by Denver. The Falcons will take on 19th-ranked UMBC in the first game of the weekend, followed by a match-up with Villanova on Sunday. Both Air Force contests are slated to begin at 11:00 a.m.
Scouting the Falcons...
The Falcons were led against the Saints by senior attackman Conrad Lochocki, who tallied five goals and an assist, while captain Will Meister added one goal and four assists. In addition, senior goalkeeper Dan Bellissimo tallied 15 saves in the win for the Falcons.
A 1963 graduate of Cortland State, Acee coached at SUNY-Farmingdale, a two-year college on Long Island, for 30 years, compiling an overall mark of 312-119-1 and advancing to the NJCAA Final Four 25 times. Since Acee's arrival at the Academy in the fall of 1997, the Falcons have yearly played top notch Division I schedules, compiling a record of 33-85.
Scouting the Retrievers...
Midfielder Terry Kimener led the Retrievers in the win over Brown with three goals and three assists, while attackman Drew Westervelt added two goals and two assists for UMBC.
UMBC is coached by Don Zimmerman (Johns Hopkins, `76), who has compiled a 91-85 mark in his 14th year at the helm of the Retrievers' program and a career ledger of 164-100 (21st year).
Scouting the Wildcats...
Matt German is Villanova's leading scorer with three goals and one assist, while Chris MacDonald has added one goal and three assists on the season. Goalkeeper Andrew DiLoretto is averaging 12 saves per game in the first two contests of the year.
Villanova is coached by Michael Corrado (Villanova, `87), in his first season at the helm of the Wildcats' program.
In the Series...
Air Force and Villanova will meet for the 10th time in their series, with the Wildcats leading 7-2. Villanova won the last contest between the two teams, an 11-6 decision at Villanova.