Men's lacrosse lost to Dartmouth today at home, 13-12.
This is just a bad loss. Horrible. Dartmouth was 0-4 with a loss to Wagner which is traditionally the shittiest team in Div 1. They are probably going to finish last in the Ivy League. No way Michigan should've lost this one.
This was a must win for the team as they wound down OOC play. JP has to legitimately be on the hot seat now. He should seriously consider dumping Ken Broschart and getting a new defensive co-ordinator because the D seems to be the root of the team's problems.
This team is going in the wrong direction. They need to pull some upsets in the Big Ten portion of the schedule to redeem this season and that seems highly unlikely at this point,
Men's lacrosse fell in a 22-8 blowout on the road vs Brown.
They get a chance to bounce back with winnable games vs Dartmouth and Marist before they kick off conference play vs Maryland on April 2nd.
The Big Ten portion of the schedule looks tricky and unpredictable. Hopkins and Maryland are having off-years but are still talented. Penn State and Ohio State are erratic and Rutgers is much-improved. Conference play should be interesting...
In the Michigan Stadium opener in front of a small announced crowd of 565 (which had to include everyone within the area of the stadium) saw Michigan hang for their second win a row.
The game was played in what appeared to be a blizzard. The snow was falling so hard that it made tracking the ball on the BTN+ broadcast difficult.
Kyle Jackson had an unbelievable behind-the-back goal, which was SC Top 10 worthy imo. He has had a hat trick in every game this season.
Gerald Logan was great and he sure needed to be as it was not a good game defensively and there were turnovers galore. Thankfully you could say the same about Vermont (2-3).
Vermont shot itself in the foot all game long with idiotic fouls, giving Michigan six man-up chances. Michigan converted on four of them.
Look at the faceoff violations.
Michigan is now 3-2 and will face #7 Brown on the road next Saturday at 1pm.
Lax looked quite good beating Delaware out on the west coast, 10-7. Michigan appears to have some very athletic middies, both offensive and defensive. Attack is very skilled. Defense has sound fundamentals.
Lacrosse had a chance to steal a win from a respectable Ivy League outfit today but a furious come back fell short.
Michigan seemed evenly matched with the Quakers but couldn't overcome a 6-0 run by Penn after halftime. Michigan gave up 3 man-up goals in the 2nd half which is highly unusual, including one at the beginning of a 2 minute unreleasable penalty after a great Michigan goal.
A win likely would have propelled them to their first-ever national ranking after recieving votes for the first time in last week's poll.
I was at the game and thought the Michigan fans really represented well. The attendance was listed at 613 - I think M fans made up at least half of that.
Penn is traditionally a good program so its not a bad loss. The schedule eases up a little before they go to Brown on March 12th. They get the chance to right the ship this Wednesday night vs Detroit. Go Blue!