BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University men’s lacrosse team makes a stop at Oberlin College Tuesday night, March 14, as part of the team’s spring break trip. Game time between IWU and OC is set for 4 p.m. ET in Oberlin, Ohio.
Illinois Wesleyan enters the bout following a tight 11-9 setback at No. 8 Dickinson College, March 11. The Titans record sits at 3-3 on the season and 1-1 on the road. Oberlin carries a three-game win streak into Tuesday. OC is 4-1 on the season, most recently blowing by Muskingum, 14-3, March 11.
Tuesday will mark the first meeting between IWU and Oberlin all-time. Veteran Illinois Wesleyan Head Coach Zach Iannucci is no stranger to Oberlin though, as the 10th-year head coach came to Illinois Wesleyan following a year as an assistant coach at OC.
The trio of Carson Kiichle (Vancouver, Wash.-Skyview), Connor Kiichle (Vancouver, Wash.-Skyview), and Ike Eastburn (Colorado Springs, Colo.-Cheyenne Mountain) have led the Titan attack this season. Carson Kiichle has a team-best 32 points and leads the team with 18 assists, while tallying 14 goals. Eastburn’s 17 goals are the most on the squad, while Connor Kiichle has been credited with 11 goals and 11 assists.
Sophomore Nick Schroeder (Waunakee, Wis.-Waunakee) holds a .733 faceoff percentage and paces the team with 38 ground balls. Carson Kiichle is second on the squad with 27 ground balls.
The defensive duo of Michael Campagna (Arlington Heights, Ill.-St. Viator) and Blake Muschewske (Excelsior, Minn.-Holy Family Catholic) top IWU with 10 caused turnovers apiece. Sophomore Colin Tervo (West Linn, Ore.-West Linn) is 3-2 on the season in goal, holds a .500 save percentage, and has made 59 saves.
Nationally, IWU is ranked in the top-20 of Division III in five different statistical categories. Illinois Wesleyan is second in the country with 297 ground balls, sixth with 49.5 ground balls per game, and 14th in assists (54). The Green and White’s 13.50 caused turnovers per contest are 15th-best, while the 148 points on the year are 16th.
Tuesday’s game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET and can be followed via live stats or live stream through the links available on the men’s lacrosse schedule page of iwusports.com.