The Panthers are moving up to Division I in the CCLA in 2013 and their schedule looks to be quite challenging. If they are to repeat their appearance in the MCLA National Tournament Davenport will have to beat some quality opponents. DU is ranked #17 in the US Lacrosse Magazine’s Pre-Season rankings and new Head Coach Chris Gervat will have his boys ready.
The season gets underway on February 8 as DU travels to Mount Pleasant to tangle with the Chips. Two days later, the Panthers have their home opener against Toledo.
In early March, Davenport heads west to tangle with three Arizona teams – Arizona on March 14, Grand Canyon on March 16 and ASU on March 17. Arizona is coming off of a 9-8 season while the Sun Devils are a perennial power. They went 13-6 and lost in the National Semi-Finals.
The Panthers head home to play Buffalo on March 24. Grand Valley is the next opponent on March 27 at East Grand Rapids High School. That should be an epic contest.
Another highlight will be a roadie to Blacksburg, Virginia to play Virginia Tech and Clemson.
2/8/2013 Central Michigan A Mount Pleasant, Mich. 8:00 PM
2/10/2013 University of Toledo H DU Turf Field 3:00 PM
2/23/2013 Ohio University N Pontiac, Mich. 3:00 PM
3/14/2013 University of Arizona A Tucson, Ariz. 1:00 PM
3/16/2013 Grand Canyon University A Phoenix, Ariz. 12:00 PM
3/17/2013 Arizona State University A Tempe, Ariz. 1:00 PM
3/24/2013 University at Buffalo H DU Turf Field 12:00 PM
3/27/2013 Grand Valley State University N East Grand Rapids High School 7:00 PM
3/30/2013 Indiana Tech N Adrian, Mich. 3:00 PM
3/31/2013 Simon Fraser University (B.C.) H DU Turf Field 2:00 PM
4/5/2013 Virginia Tech A Blacksburg, Va. 8:00 PM
4/7/2013 Clemson University N Blacksburg, Va. 12:00 PM
4/10/2013 Western Michigan University H DU Turf Field 7:30 PM
4/13/2013 University of Pittsburgh H DU Turf Field 3:00 PM
4/20/2013 Michigan State University H DU Turf Field TBA
DU closes out the regular season with games against Western Michigan, Pitt and Michigan State. The 2013 schedule should get Davenport primed and ready for a return trip to the MCLA Tournament.
Here is their complete schedule:
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