Another close one for Michigan today at the Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic at Citi Field, home of the Mets. Thanks to Mets owner and Michigan alum Fred Wilpon, Michigan was the home team.
Without a couple sloppy plays on defense by Michigan and the fatal colgate mistake of nearly scoring on themselves coming to fruition, Michigan could have very well won this game.
Saturday, 3/23, Michigan will get the defending national champion #10 Loyola (MD) at Michigan Stadium to open up the true home slate. Game will be on MGoBlueTV. This is Loyola's final season in the ECAC. They will be defecting to the Patriot League next season.
Stats- Michigan had a pretty good game and the stats don't lie. Shocking one was perfect on clears.
|1.||#10 Loyola||2-0||5-2||3/16 W 13-7 vs Air Force (in Denver)|
|2.||#3 Denver||1-0||5-2||3/16 L 12-13 OT vs Notre Dame|
|Hobart||1-0||4-3||3/17 L 12-16 at Robert Morris|
|Fairfield||1-0||4-3||3/14 W 10-8 vs MICHIGAN|
|5.||Bellarmine||2-1||6-1||3/16 W 12-5 vs Mercer|
|6.||#12 Ohio||0-1||5-1||3/16 W 11-10 at #11 Virginia|
|7.||Air Force||0-2||4-4||3/16 L 7-13 vs #10 Loyola (in Denver)|
|8.||Michigan||0-3||0-8||3/17 L 7-10 vs Colgate in (in Flushing)|
3:00 vs Colgate. Citi Field (home of the Wilpons, er Mets)
For all of us East Coast folks, great chance to see Team Two live today. For everyone else, the game is on ESPNu.
Colgate has the reigning Tewaarton Award winner (lacrosse version of the Heisman) in Peter Baum. They were a tournament team last year. This is not a team we should beat at this point in the program's development, but the boys are coming off a pretty good showing against Fairfield Thursday night. Great chance for Michigan fans to see some of this first recruiting class who are all playing a lot as freshmen. Gerald Logan, Kyle Jackson and Mike Hernandez especially.
Wasn't able to post a game thread last night. Michigan went on the road to Fairfield, CT to play their 3rd ECAC game of the season against the 3-3 Fairfield Stags. Fairfield was ranked last week before losing to #20 Yale. They were exchanging punches the entire game. Michigan tied it 8-8 in the 3rd before the Stags scored 2 to ice the game in the 4th.
David McCormack and freshman Peter Kraus both had 2 goals on the night. Gerald Logan once again made great saves.
Michigan's faceoff man Brad Lott returned in this game and he had a massive effect. Also senior captain Thomas Paras made his return
It really was a good step in the right direction.
Next Up: Colgate (5-2) (Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic; Citi Field; Flushing, NY)
Date/Time/TV- Sunday (Mar. 17), 3pm on ESPNU
For the third time in program history, Michigan has an ECAC Rookie of the Week.
This week it is attackman Kyle Jackson. Jackson set a program single game record for assists with 4 last Wednesday against High Point. Jackson had 8 points this week with 3 goals and 5 assists in both of Michigan's games.
This week, Michigan will go on the road to Fairfield, CT for the first time ever to play conference opponent Fairfield. Then, for all the NY area alums, Michigan will be heading over to Citi Field, the house that Wilpon built to play colgate.
The game will be Sunday at 3pm broadcast live on 3pm. However, hopefully there is a basketball game envolving Michigan during that lacrosse game if you know what I mean.
Michigan had a pretty good showing today but good not pull it out. They were in the game the whole time. Encouraging performance. Official stats to come when MGoBlue posts boxscore.
Updated ECAC Standings-
|1.||#7 Denver||1-0||5-1||3/9 W 10-9 at #8 Ohio|
|#4 Loyola||1-0||4-2||3/8 L 8-9 at Duke|
|Hobart||1-0||3-2||3/9 W 11-7 vs MICHIGAN|
|4.||Bellarmine||2-1||5-1||3/9 W 11-10 vs Air Force|
|5.||#19 Fairfield||0-0||3-3||3/9 L 8-12 at #20 Yale|
|6.||#8 Ohio||0-1||4-1||3/9 L 9-10 vs #7 Denver|
|Air Force||0-1||4-3||3/9 L 10-11 at Bellarmine|
|8.||Michigan||0-2||0-6||3/9 L 7-11 at Hobart|
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.