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Another tough day for Michigan Lacrosse.
Last game for the men was a crushing 15-14 OT at home to the #16 team in the country cornell. Leaving fans thinking what might have been.
In the lowest scoring game in program history, Michigan comes up two goals short at High Point, losing 9-7.
Next up for the men is Furman who is 0-5 on the season. This is a must-win game for Michigan.
The Women got beat 15-7 at Jacksonville tonight. They travel to Gainesville on Saturday to play the #5 Florida Gators. Yikes.
This team is something else. Two wins in the last two seasons combined for the program.
Team 3 has already matched that total in one season. They nearly knock off a program that is in the Top-10 among lacrosse programs in all-time victories.
Kyle Jackson tied the Michigan single game record for goals with 4, Peter Kraus had a hat trick.
Robbie Zonino made crazy saves. You know, the freshman goalie that wasn't going to see any playing time due to All-Rookie Gerald Logan in front of him. When Logan was injured, everyone, including myself, groaned. Had Zonino not had the game he did, no way this game is even close to an OT game.
An amazing game. Michigan travels next to high point, a team they nearly beat last season. One has to think that if Michigan did THIS against a ranked team, beat the tar out of a team they were expected to and stole one against detroit, Michigan SHOULD win that game.
The Men's lacrosse win streak ends at 2 with a 14-5 loss at #8 Johns Hopkins today.
Michigan led virtually every stat category in the game besides saves. The Hopkins PBP guys were gushing over Brad Lott winning faceoffs like it was going out of style. Dude is legit.
The Women made history today playing their first game. It was a tough one, a 20-7 loss at Villanova. Tess Korten scored the first goal in Michigan Women's Lacrosse history.
Next up: the Men return home to Ann Arbor to play their final game at Oosterbaan Field House this season against Cornell on Saturday at 1pm.
The Women take on Marquette, another new program, on Friday night at Oosterbaan.
What a win. What a game. What a team.
Michigan defeats Detroit tonight at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac tonight.
- FRESHMAN Ian King ties program single game record of 4 goals. This guy is going to be the career leader in goals, I guarantee it.
- Kyle Jackson had a hat trick and the GWG in OT
- Michigan has scored double-digit goals in consecutive games for the first time ever and are now 2-2 when scoring double-digit goals.
- Michigan has notched their first-ever OT win, now with a 1-1 record in OT.
- Michigan has now set a program record for most wins in a season, regardless of what happens the rest of the way.
- The second-ever neutral site win
- The FIRST-ever win in the Maize uniforms!
- Their first-ever win against detroit, now with a 1-1 record against the Titans and the MAAC
- A winning record at 2-1
- A winning streak! (2)
The most important stat? 14-13. The Wolverines are state champions.
Team 3 is off to a rocky start going down 22-7 to PSU last week. John Paul called it the second worst loss of his coaching career going back to the mid-90s.
Michigan gets Mercer at Oosterbaan Field House tonight in the home opener. A more than winnable game. Michigan got their first win in program history against the Bears in 2012 down in Jacksonville in a 14-4 blowout.
Keys to the game: keep the damn ball in the offensive zone all game.
EDIT: WOOOOOO they did more than keep it in the offensive zone!
Michigan steamrolls Mercer. 12 different Wolverines score, 6 had two or more goals and Andrew Portnoy had a hat trick.
Michigan gets Detroit on Wednesday night at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac. I expect you to be there!
Lacrosse opens at # 8 Penn State at 1 pm. The Wolverines are looking to get a few wins this year as they build their program.