According to CBS gametracker, men's lax beat Little Brother 11-8. Can't wait to hear Tim's review of the game!
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good! I'm glad to hear this. thanks for posting it, i cant wait to hear the review either! YEAHHH!
Can't believe they didn't double them up on the scoreboard. Oh well, a win's a win. Go Blue!
From the stats, it looks like the the third quarter was very equal in terms of shots and GBs, but for the game M way outshot and outgroundballed MSU, which should have lead to a higher goal differential. From the save numbers, it doesn't look like MSU's goalie stood on his head, so I have to assume a bunch of off-cage shots.
MSU's goalie played very well early and late (though the Wolverines weren't making him work all that hard early in the game), but Michigan managed to put some past him in between his strong periods.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to be there after all -- the person I was going to go with backed out, and then I ended up having to work. However, I'm hoping to see them play next weekend.
the balance is retained.
From friends who were there it sounds like MSU is really much improved this year, but that after a shaky start UM dominated for the most part. Not sure why the scoring was down. They put up 21 the last two times they played Sparty. They will probably see each other again next weekend in the CCLA championship in Saline, barring another MSU meltdown like last year.
Sounds like the weather was kind of crappy this weekend in Michigan, which may have kep the crowd down a bit, but over 2000 is pretty good for a cold, wet game.
Michigan is now 20-1 against State over the past 13 years.
In principle, I think it is in Michigan's best interest for MSU to be a strong program (just as long as M is stronger!) If MSU can become consistently pretty good, and UDM starts to have some D1 success, I can't help but think that these developments would help the push for varsity.
I think any push for varsity with a realistic chance at success would have to happen soon, which would mean UDM wouldn't have much of a chance to improve.