LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates men's lacrosse team will face Skidmore College on March 3 at Tufts, in a non-conference matchup unlike any ordinary game. The teams, both with strong connections to Morgan McDuffee, Bates Class of 2002, are meeting in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of McDuffee losing his life while breaking up a fight in Lewiston.
Skidmore's head coach, Jack Sandler, was a classmate and teammate of McDuffee's at Bates, and Bates head coach Peter Lasagna was in his second season in Lewiston in 2002.
The teams will face off at 2:30pm at Tufts' neutral field. See the story about the game that appeared in the Boston Herald on Tuesday, Feb. 21.