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I don't think they changed Les at all actually
national champs baby
Patrick Hruby is doing God's work.
first comment: "EVERY ATHLETE HAS ASPIRATIONS OF WINNING AND WE HAVE OUR FAVORITES BUT IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO OTHER STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, TOO!"
stupid Pistons and their refusal to tank properly
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
JHU on man-up. Announcer (JHU alum) whining for ejection even though his team is up 13-4.
When the ADept sells special jerseys and gear, you'll see my picture next to the targeted customer crowd. A sheep.....but a Blue one.....
Q is anything but a Hopkins slappy. He has worked really hard to earn a reputation of even-handedness - go to the Hopkins board on Laxpower.com and you will see many of my fellow alums complaining about how Quint is always bashing Hopkins.
What Quint is, however, is one of the sport's biggest advocates of safety. He was calling for major penalties for head-hunting way before the NCAA added some teeth to penalties for high hits.
JHU scores on the free possession. 4-14. They now go up a man.
SCOORRREEEESSSS!!! McCormack makes it 5-14.
End of the 3rd: Michigan 5 #4 johns hopkins 14.
SCOORREEESSS!! Kraus with his second and makes it 6-14! And then some! Michigan on the man-up
Unreal. JHU wins the 3-2 face-off and gets a shorthanded goal. 6-15.
JHU goal. 6-16.
SCOOREES! Kyle Jackson makes it 7-16.
SCORES!! Kyle Jackson again, making it 8-16 with 2 mins to play.
1 minute to play.
JHU scores. 8-17 with less than 30 seconds to play.
Final score: Michigan 8 #4 johns hopkins 17
Saw it on ESPN3. We redeemed ourselves well in this game - JHU is a power. At one point it looked it could really get ugly but M hung tough to make it respectable. Kept it single digits.
We played tough. Losing by 9 to JHU is nothing to be ashamed about. We performed better than I expected, since I thought it would be closer to 20-2. Good game Wolverine, we are definitely continously improving.
Next up for Michigan is a trip down to Miami at the house that alum Stephen M. Ross owns, Sun Life Stadium. Michigan faces army in the Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic at 1pm. The game will be live on Sun Sports.
I don't have Sun Sports (FSN's florida affiliate) in my cable package (sad panda). Perhaps it will be online on vipbox.tv
A little food for thought, Michigan's only win in program history came down in the sunshine state against mercer last year in Jacksonville.
The greatest program in lacrosse history resides at Syracuse University my friend.
Syracuse '03, Michigan G'05
Space bitches, space.
I'm just going by national titles. 44!
A good face off guy needs leverage, technique, and quickness. These guys are usually pretty powerful, but compact. Think wrestling.
Edit: meant to be in reply to a question way back.
I wondered about this when I listened to the game, since we lost so many draws.
Oh how I hate Ohio State!
As a Hopkins alum I certainly was rooting for my Jays, but I was glad to see that my hometown team is looking like it has a good future. There was a lot of good to see here today on Michigan's part. They appear well-coached, and disciplined. There is certainly a long way to go, but the goaltending is really good, and there are some athletes playing midfield - there were some speedy guys out there. They are all ridiculously young, but their execution is so much better than a year ago. Offensive ball movement was good. Faceoff weakness is a killer, as is their need to slide really early on defense. So while defensive communication seems good, more athletes are needed on the defensive end to join some of the athletes getting PT on offense. (it is possible they are there, but since Defense is much harder to learn than offense, freshmen are less likely to see the field early, even if they are better athletes.)
I was at the game and thought they did pretty well. They definitely played hard and hung with the Jays for the first few minutes. Despite the score it was a fun game to be at. There are a lot of encouraging signs out there. I think they should have gone into Ohio kill-the-clock mode after going up 1-0!
I also have a few questions for the mgolacrosse community:
1) Was the officiating as bad as it looked? We couldn't see replays, but it seemed like the two early pushes that gave Hopkins man-up goals were kind of soft/bad calls (don't worry - I'm not stupid, I know the game didn't hinge on the refs!)
2) Was Logan OK? He made a ton of awesome saves and then when the ball went to the other end he would double over in pain. He was wearing huge shoulder pads (which D-1 goalies never do) and seemed to be playing hurt. Heroic effort though.
3) What happened to Matt Graham? I didn't see him on the field and he's not listed on the roster. I thought he was supposed to be Michigan's first All-American recruit and he doesn't appear to be on the team which is discouraging.
Logan was injured from last weeks game against bellarmine. He tried to check an attack, he did, and he got the worst of it.
Graham left the program in fall ball.
Oh yeah I forgot about that check. It was aactually a great hit. Hope he heals up soon.
Any reason why Graham left? Was he kicked off or did he quit/transfer?
The two pushes looked pretty legit on tv.
The team has had many HS All Americans. Even the club team got a few. Gaughan, not Graham, is their first ever Under Armour AA, which is a bigger deal. Gaughan has been hurt since the fall. Doubt he'll make an impact this year even if he gets healthy. Missed too much.
Very impressed with some of the freshmen. Just have to remember they are freshmen.