...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
From this morning's Columbus Dispatch is a story regarding how OSU continues to protect information about a Rhabdomyolysis (Rhabdo) event that affected six Women's LAX players one year ago.
The story is of added note as it features Kelly Becker and her family and their efforts to encourage OSU to more fully disclose the events that caused the six athletes to fall ill. Since the event Kelly earned a medical hardship and transferred to the Michigan Women's LAX team.
Wasn't up to post a recap of the game last night, but Michigan lost to first year program high point 13-10 in lacrosse on the road. Michigan's 10 goals are the second-most in program history scored in a game.
GK Gerald Logan, who leads the ECAC and NCAA in saves stopped 16 shots last night in the loss.
Freshman Mike Hernandez tied a program record with 4 goals while freshman Kyle Jackson had 4 assists which also tied a program record.
An overall strong showing by Michigan after the blunder against army.
Next Up: Saturday, March 9, at Hobart Statesmen (2-2 Overall, 0-0 ECAC)- Hobart will be Michigan's second ECAC conference game of the season. Hobart is fresh off a stunning upset victory over #15 Colgate, 9-8 in OT on Tuesday. Michigan will also face colgate later this season at Citi Field in Flushing, NY. TV: None
Current ECAC Standings-
|1.||#4 Loyola||1-0||4-1||3/8 at Duke|
|2.||Bellarmine||1-1||4-1||3/9 vs Air Force*|
|3.||#8 Ohio||0-0||4-0||3/9 vs #7 Denver*|
|#7 Denver||0-0||4-1||3/9 at #8 Ohio*|
|Air Force||0-0||4-2||3/9 at Bellarmine*|
|#19 Fairfield||0-0||3-2||3/9 at #20 Yale|
|Hobart||0-0||2-2||3/9 vs MICHIGAN*|
|8.||Michigan||0-1||0-5||3/9 at Hobart*|
High Point is a first year program, but they announced almost a year before Michigan and have two recruiting classes on campus as opposed to UM's one (Tim at greatlaxstate.com has a good write up, in case you're interested). In some ways that gives them a developmental edge on us, but this is still the one game this year that we should be favored. Need to rebound offensively from the Army game. Seemed to take big leaps forward in faceoffs and ground balls, but couldn't handle Army's pressure style and turned the ball over a lot for the first time this year. That contributed to the offensive woes on Saturday, along with a hot goalie and some poor shooting. If we can limit turnovers and shoot well, this is probably a win.
Still good to see all of the freshmen getting so much experience. This should pay off in the coming years.
Tonight, Michigan went down to Miami to take on Army in the Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic (Thanks Stephen M. Ross). Most thought Michigan could steal one today, but that was not the case.
They went down early right off the bat and never quite recovered. Breakout GK Gerald Logan had a personal best in saves, 24. A key stat that clearly doomed Michigan was the shots on goal....Army led that category 52-18(!!)
However, they have a GREAT chance Wednesday at High Point in a night game to get their first win on the season.
|1.||#4 Loyola||1-0||4-1||3/2 W 8-6 vs Bellarmine|
|2.||Bellarmine||1-1||3-1||3/2 L 6-8 at #4 Loyola|
|3.||#13 Ohio||0-0||4-0||3/2 W 10-9 OT at #8 Penn State|
|#10 Denver||0-0||4-1||3/2 W 15-12 vs #15 Penn|
|Air Force||0-0||4-2||3/2 L 6-8 vs Marquette|
|#14 Fairfield||0-0||3-2||3/2 W 14-9 vs UMBC|
|Hobart||0-0||1-2||3/2 L 2-6 at Binghamton|
|8.||Michigan||0-1||0-4||3/2 L 1-12 v.s. Army (in Miami)|
Note: With ohio's stunner OT win over penn state, they now control their own fate for the Creators Trophy, a 3-way trophy between Michigan, ohio and penn state. Michigan will take on ohio on 4/13 at Battle at The Big House II after the spring football game. If Michigan wins, everyone will be 1-1 against each other and the trophy will be retained by the previous winner in penn state.
Michigan fought very hard today against the #4 team in the country and pretty much the greatest program in the sport. It looked ugly for a bit but Michigan pulled back in.
We have a great GK in Gerald Logan. Dude is playing out there with a damn near separated shoulder.
Michigan will get army next Saturday at 1pm at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL in the Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic. Thanks Stephen M. Ross!
Updated ECAC standings-
|1.||Bellarmine||1-0||3-0||2/23 W 12-5 vs High Point|
|2.||#17 Ohio||0-0||3-0||2/23 W 18-8 vs Marquette|
|#1 Loyola||0-0||2-0||2/20 W 14-9 at Towson, 2/23 vs #2 Maryland|
|Hobart||0-0||1-0||2/24 #5 Cornell|
|Air Force||0-0||3-1||2/23 W 10-8 Canisius, 2/24 #8 Lehigh (in Denver)|
|#15 Fairfield||0-0||2-1||2/19 W 10-9 vs Navy, 2/23 L 9-10 at #12 North Carolina|
|#11 Denver||0-0||1-1||2/23 vs #8 Lehigh, 2/24 vs Canisius|
|8.||Michigan||0-1||0-3||2/23 L 8-17 at #4 Johns Hopkins|
Michigan fell today in their first-ever conference game at bellarmine, 12-6. After taking a 3-0 lead in the first, Michigan gave up 6 unanswered goals and let BU's best player, Cam Gardner score SIX goals.
Next up for the Wolverines is #5 johns hopkins on the road in Baltimore. The game will be next Saturday at 1pm on ESPN3.com
Current ECAC Standings-
|1.||Bellarmine||1-0||2-0||2/16 W 12-6 vs Michigan|
|2.||#9 Denver||0-0||1-0||2/17 #15 Penn State (in Jacksonville, FL)|
|#16 Fairfield||0-0||1-0||2/16 W 8-6 vs Bryant|
|Hobart||0-0||1-0||2/16 W 18-15 at Siena|
|#1 Loyola||0-0||1-0||2/16 W 9-8 vs Delaware|
|#19 Ohio||0-0||1-0||2/17 at Jacksonville|
|Air Force||0-0||2-1||2/16 W 11-9 at Rutgers|
|8.||MICHIGAN||0-1||0-2||2/16 L 6-12 at Bellarmine|