The 3-1 Wolverines are back at D.B. Milne Field--the site of their first win in program history which took place in 2012 against Mercer.
Jacksonville is 1-1 on the season. Their loss was a 20-4 blowout to current #9 Army with their win coming against St. John's by a score of 12-11 in OT.
Michigan played Jacksonville in 2012 two days before they played Mercer in the neutral site game at Milne Field, but they lost to Jacksonville 9-8 in OT. That would have been Michigan's first win had JU not scored in OT.
First televised game of the season. Live on ESPN3.com for free. Faceoff at 7pm.
Michigan had another great game where they raced out to a big lead and rode it to the finish.
Kyle Jackson led Michigan in scoring with 4 goals.
He had a hat trick in the first minute of the 2nd quarter. Michigan was 7-1 at that point and led 8-3 at half.
Michigan is now 3-1, their best start in program history. They play two next week. They'll head down to Jacksonville for a Tuesday night game that will be televised on ESPN3.
Then, next Sunday, they open Michigan Stadium with a game against Brown which will be televised on BTN Plus.
Hey if you're in AA and looking for something to do this afternoon head down to Oosterbahn at 1 to check out men's lacrosse vs. Notre Dame. The Irish are #2 but this is a huge opportunity for 2-0 Michigan to really turn the corner and pick up that signature win. It would be nice to get it against an archrival.
This is also the first official varsity matchup with the Irish (I believe they played in the old days when the rules of varsity vs club were much looser).
Oosterbahn can also be an extraordinarily difficult place to play for a team that has never experienced it. A lot of good teams, even superior teams, come into the fieldhouse and have trouble adjusting. For example, Michigan took highly ranked Cornell to overtime last year in Oosterbahn.
ND struggled against G'town last week, a program that has been down lately, and only came away with a 14-12 victory. So, its possible they haven't hit their stride yet and may be susceptible to an early-season upset.
Unfortunately, it won't be broadcast or streamed so you'll have to go see it for yourself.
Since the program's inception, I've made a lot of predictions that have proved to be wildly off base. But here's another one: Michigan pulls the upset 14-13! GO BLUE! BEAT THE IRISH!
Sophomore Ian King scored 6 goals and had 2 assists (that's really good) in the lacrosse win over Detroit Saturday. For that effort he got Big Ten Offensive player of the week and Inside Lacrosse national player of the week. He led the team in scoring last year as a freshman. As a sophomore he would have been in the varsity team's 2nd recruiting class, so quite a steal for such a young program.
Wins in the first two games are great, but #2 Notre Dame is in town Saturday. In a few years these two programs will be playing rock-em sock-em robot with each other, but it would be a huge upset to get the W this weekend.
Anyone make it out the game tonight? So frustrating that games in Oosterbaan aren't streamed or televised. Sounds like the boys handled Detroit. Beating the Titans isn't a huge win by any means, but for this young program to beat them that badly, especially a week after Detroit upset Ohio State, does make a statement. First time they are 2-0 in their short history as a varsity team.
Looks like King went off. 6 goals and 2 assists. And Schlosser had a pair of goals after scoring 4 last week. Encouraging. Second week in a row the team has dominated the second half, too.
At Oosterbaan Field House, Michigan Lacrosse which is in its 4th season as a program, trailed 7-5 at halftime.
That was about it for Bellarmine. Halftime adjustments? Uh, yeah.
Michigan came out and scored 5 unanswered to take a 10-7 lead, and eventually went on a long scoring run.
Two Wolverines had hat tricks today. Mikie Schlosser and David McCormack both had 4 goals apiece.
Keep in mind, Bellarmine was a team Michigan beat last year in OT for their lone ECAC win. Seeing this result against them is very encouraging.
This is the first win in program history for Michigan in a season opener.
Next up for M Lax is in-state rival Detroit. The two played a CLASSIC last season at Pontiac'c Ultimate Soccer Arena where Michigan won 14-13 in OT in what was essentially a road game.
Michigan takes on Detroit next Saturday at 1pm inside Oosterbaan Field House.
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