Oct. 22, 2013
USAFA, Colo. - The Air Force lacrosse team will wrap up a busy fall season on Friday, Oct. 25, as it hosts a scrimmage versus Notre Dame. The scrimmage is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Cadet Turf Field.
Air Force, which had its first scheduled fall trip cancelled due to the government shutdown, will be competing in its second scrimmage of the season. The Falcons' first action came on Oct. 12, as the team traveled to downtown Colorado Springs to face Colorado College. The scrimmage against the Tigers provided a valuable experience for the younger players and an opportunity for the coaching staff to evaluate each player on the roster.
Additionally, film from the Colorado College scrimmage has been a useful learning tool for the Falcons, as they prepare to take on a Fighting Irish team that has advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in four straight seasons and advanced to the Final Four in 2012.
"It will be a great opportunity to face a top-10 opponent with plenty of speed and athleticism between the lines," said Air Force assistant coach Bill Wilson. "Both their defense and offense should challenge us and help us to further evaluate where we as a team during the non-traditional fall season."
After Friday's scrimmage, the Falcons will help lead the Irish through the ropes course at the Academy on Saturday morning before attending the Air Force-Notre Dame football game Saturday afternoon.
In addition to practicing and preparing for competition this fall, the Falcons have remained busy off the field as well. In September, the team participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, while also volunteering at the Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis walk. The squad also took advantage of its natural surroundings to boost its training and team-building, climbing Pikes Peak. Using lessons learned in the fall both on and off the field, the Falcons should be well-prepared for a successful 2014 season.