Men's lacrosse looking for its first Big Ten victory of the season vs Rutgers today. Michigan took an excellent Maryland team to the brink last week, only to lose in the last 43 seconds. They did that without their top two offensive weapons, Ian King and Kyle Jackson.
Even though it was a tough loss, it was Michigan's most encouraging game of the season. I would like to think it bodes well for their chances in the Big Ten portion of the schedule, but this team and this season has been pretty unpredictable (the college lacrosse season as a whole has been very unpredictable so far).
Rutgers is not the weak link in the Big Ten as they have been in the past few years. They're pretty good right now and are coming off a solid beating of Johns Hopkins last week. The Scarlet Knights are 8-2 with their only losses coming against a top-10 Stony Brook team and Princeton (they suck this year but a loss vs Princeton will never look too bad).
According to Inside Lacrosse there is a stream of the game on BTN2GO (which you need a log in for which I don't have).
Men's lacrosse kicks of Big Ten play vs the Terps this afternoon in the Big House. Michigan has had a week and a half off to prepare for what will likely be their toughest Big Ten opponent.
If recent losses are any indication, Michigan should be in for a long afternoon. Maryland is now 6-2 with their only losses to Yale and ND, probably the two best teams in the country.
Hopefully Michigan can at least play well enough to stay in it and make the Terps earn it.
Game is on Big Ten Network! Go Blue!
Missing its two best offensive weapons, Ian King and Kyle Jackson, men's lacrosse fell 7-6 to Marist in the cold, driving rain in the Big House. Michigan held a 3 goal lead in the 4th quarter but couldn't hold off Marist despite a heroic effort by goalie Gerald Logan.
This was one of the last winnable games on the schedule before Big Ten play starts. The Terps come to the Big House next Saturday, April 2.
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.