Has any lacrosse team ever scored 100 goals in a game before?
M Lacrosse falls 17-8 at #4 johns hopkins
Michigan's current largest margin of defeat is 14 which was against north carolina last year (L 5-19).
JHU could very well score in the 20s.
Warmups at Homewood Field.
(edit) NM, found the link. Game is at 1
Starting lineup. 2 new faces this week to the lineup.
|39||Thomas Paras (c)||Sr.||M||3rd|
|13||Rob Healy (c)||5th||D||3rd|
|30||J.D. Johnson (c)||Sr.||D||3rd|
If you want to watch a great matchup #1 loyola is hosting #2 maryland today at 1:30 and i'm pretty sure its on nbc sports or something like that. And yes the state of Maryland does have 3 of the top 5 in the country right now, lacrosse is kind of a big deal there.
One of the pilots I work with is a big Maryland fan I don't know much about Lax but he seems to think Maryland will just own the BiG in lax. Any truth to this? And is JHU in the Big Ten LAX?
Yeah, he's pretty much right. Their only competition as it stands right now would be PSU.
Michigan is a first year program. You have to give them time and I mean at least 5-6 years before they're seriously pushing for a tournament bid. It's a tough thing to build a program nowadays.
ohio is ohio. They're mediocre. They're overrated at #19 IMO. Michigan nearly beat them at Battle at The Big House last year. Luckily, we get them at The Battle II again this year.
PSU just beat denver and is Top-10 now. Michigan lost to them 11-6.
Rutgers sucks. If the B1G does add UNC and UVA though and the rumors are true, and JHU does in fact accept the affiliate invite to the B1G. The conference would go from unknown to the best in the country overnight.
Thanks it's nice to be able to learn from someone else that's a Michigan fan. He makes crazy claims sometimes so I don't know the truth to them sometimes. Such as Maryland would be the second best team in basketball in the Big Ten. I know it would take several several years for Michigan to get to decent status. Thanks for the insight and answering my stupid questions.
Unless the B1G adds a few more lax powers, Maryland will own the B1G in lacrosse for a while. Penn State is looking really good since Tambroni took over, and I would expect consistency there, but Maryland would be the current class of the B1G.
Hopkins to B1G is purely rumor. You'll notice that it did not even get mentioned by today's announcing crew. (I would love it!)
You may need this at home-
Michigan in the big game Maize. Let's Go Blue!
SCOORRRRREEEESSSSSS!!!!! Hernandez makes it 1-0 Michigan!!
Logan with a great save!!
Hopkins on the man-up after Hernandez is called for contact on possession.
never really known the rules but you can't hit in lax?
Hopkins scores to tie it.
Hopkins goal. They take the lead 1-2.
Man-up for Hopkins. Push on David Joseph.
Hopkins man-up goal, second of the game. 1-3.
Hopkins goal. 1-4.
Hopkins again after the ball goes through logan's legs. 1-5.
Flood gates are beginning to open as Hopkins scores again. 1-6.
So what you're saying is that this isn't going exactly according to plan...
Its hard to do anything if you can't win faceoffs. Possesion is so huge in lacrosse, hard to really complain when Michigan isnt on offense.
What is the prototypical size for a faceoff man? I saw that Brad Lott was very highly rated at the position in the last class, but I was surprised how small he was.
in the thread, but: Quickness, leverage, and technique are the important characteristics. Many are compact but powerful. Think wrestling.
However, quite a few "old-school" middles are still really good at face-offs. Rangy, 6'3" guys.
They score. 1-7 with 3 left in the first.
Thomas Paras is injured.
Michigan looking for a shot at the end of the period but time expires.
Score after one: Michigan 1 #4 johns hopkins 7.
We should be pretty bad for a few years because right now we only have one class of D1 recruits on our team.
Key stat: Michigan is 0-10 on face-offs.
They score. 1-8.
SCOORREEESSS!! Dan Kinek makes it 2-8.
Logan is still hurt clearly from last week. He's fighting through it and making some great saves.
Hopkins scores on the turnover. 2-9.
We knew this was going to happen....
Michigan keeps winning face-offs but they're negated by violations.
SCOORRREEESSS!! David Joseph with his first career goal! Score is 3-9.
Hopkins takes it right back and scores. 3-10.
I know nothing about Lacrosse, and I haven't been keeping track of this game besides this thread on occasion, but it sounds like we're performing about as expected. Hopefully we can keep improving as the recruiting gets up to par with the rest of D1!
Hopkins again. 3-11 with less than 4 to go before half.
Halftime score: Michigan 3 #4 johns hopkins 11
Gerald Logan is a warrior. Stories will be told someday to children who are watching Team 133 of lacrosse, that team 2's GK battled through a wicked shoulder injury at the most difficult position in lax.
Here's a little score update: #2 maryland is leading #1 loyola 4-1.
This is the most anticipated game in lacrosse history. UMD vs LU, instate rivals in the biggest lacrosse state and it's #1 vs #2. Game is on NBC sports network for those interested.
Any update on John Hopkins to BIG?
Michigan sports update:
Baseball wins their second game of the season and in a row, 10-2 over fordham. Doubleheader game 2 will begin shortly.
Softball leads uc davis 4-0.
Hopkins scores. 3-12. Worse news, captain Paras is out for the game and on crutches.
SCOORREEESS!! Peter Krause makes or 4-12!
Hopkins scores. 4-13.
JHU on man-up. Announcer (JHU alum) whining for ejection even though his team is up 13-4.
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.
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.
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.