OT - NCAA lacrosse bracket show

OT - NCAA lacrosse bracket show

Submitted by laxalum on May 6th, 2013 at 9:35 AM

The NCAA lacrosse selection show was last night.  Despite the struggles of our first two seasons it was nice to hear the commentators mention Michigan as a program that will get there soon and do some damage when we do.  Good to see objective observers who know the game believe in where we're headed.

As for the brackets, this tournament is the most wide open I can remember.  Coming off the Loyola national championship last year this is more evidence of the slow changing of the guard as parity hits lacrosse.  No Hopkins for the first time in 41 years.  No Virginia.  Ohio as the 3 seed.  10 years ago if you would have said that someday 3 of the top 4 seeds would be ND, Ohio and Denver any blue blooded east coast lacrosse person (me) would have called in the men in the white coats.

In a local side note, Detroit made the tournament for the first time in their five year history as a program.  They beat Siena in OT yesterday to get their AQ.  Good for them, but thank God for the MAAC.  They sport a 5-9 record with all 5 wins coming in the conference.

If you are in the midwest, Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is a quarterfinal site on the 19th.  Not sure why they picked Indy (must be the same guys who choose Frozen Four sites), but it's the first time a quarterfinal has been anywhere west of the Appalachians.  Go if you're nearby.

Lacrosse knocks off St. Joe's 11-8 for 1st win!!

Lacrosse knocks off St. Joe's 11-8 for 1st win!!

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on April 20th, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Michigan picked up their first win of the season and second win in program history today over St. Joseph's (5-9) today 11-8. Michigan played an outstanding game and dominated in every section besides the final score.

This is Michigan's first home win in program history, first win at Michigan Stadium, first win on senior day, and first win over a power conference team.

Next up for Michigan is #1 Denver on Saturday, 4/27 at 3pm EST. That one will most likely be ugly but it's nice to avoid a goose egg.

Weather ruins first UTL game for Lacrosse (Cancelled)

Weather ruins first UTL game for Lacrosse (Cancelled)

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on April 18th, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Michigan's annual game against Detroit which was supossed to have been the first night game in lacrosse at Michigan Stadium yesterday was on weather delay twice.

UDM led 4-3 early in the second period before the game was ultimately suspended and the fate of it was supossed to be announced today.

Well earlier in the day, Michigan & UDM decided not to continue the game and just cancel it. Michigan now only has one realistic chance at winning a game this season and it's Saturday against St. Joe's. Then they will go on the road to Denver for the season finale. (Will be final game since only top-4 make it to ECAC Tourney)

M Lacrosse drops to 0-11 in 12-5 loss to Delaware

M Lacrosse drops to 0-11 in 12-5 loss to Delaware

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on April 6th, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Another tough loss today for Michigan. They were just flat out beat today by a hungrier team. And it hurts to say that. 

Delaware lead 6-1 at halftime and at one point was up 11-2. 

Next up for the Laxers is the biggest game of the season. Battle at The Big House II which will take place at 3:30pm following the football spring game. Last year Michigan came close, losing 12-9 to ohio.

ohio is ranked #15 and beat hobart 10-6 today. 

ECAC Standings-

    Ovr ECAC  
1. #5 Loyola  4-0 8-2 4/6  vs Fairfield
2. #3 Denver 3-0 8-2 4/7  vs Bellarmine
3. Fairfield 2-1 6-4 4/6  at #5 Loyola
4. Bellarmine 3-2 7-2 4/7  at #3 Denver
5. #15 Ohio 2-2 7-3 4/6  W 10-6 vs Hobart
6. Air Force 1-3 5-5 4/6  vs Mercer
  Hobart 1-3 4-6 4/6  L 6-10 at #15 Ohio
8. Michigan 0-5 0-11 4/6  L 5-12 at Delaware

 

M Lacrosse falls to Air Force 10-6 in ECAC game

M Lacrosse falls to Air Force 10-6 in ECAC game

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 30th, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Today at Michigan Stadium, Michigan dropped a 10-6 game to Air Force (5-5, 1-3 ECAC).

The game was not as close as the score and stats show. Michigan was down 9-1 in the 3rd before they went on a run. Kyle Jackson, Mike Hernandez and Will Meter all had 2 goals. 

Next up for Michigan is at delaware next Saturday at noon in the road trip of the home and home scheduled. And then the next week on 4/13, Michigan will take on ohio at Battle at The Big House II which takes place at 3:30pm following the football spring game.

 

Stats-

Stat U-M AFA
Shots 37 36
Ground Balls 29 28
Saves 11 13

ECAC Standings-

  Team ECAC Overall Todays Results
1. #5 Loyola 4-0 8-2 W 9-4  at #13 Ohio
2. #4 Denver 3-0 7-2 W 14-5 at Hobart
3. Fairfield 2-1 6-4 L 7-8 vs Bellarmine
4. Bellarmine 3-2 7-2 W 8-7 at Fairfield
5. #13 Ohio 1-2 6-3 L 4-9 vs #5 Loyola
  Hobart 1-2 4-5 L 5-14 vs #4 Denver
7. Air Force 1-3 5-5 W 10-6 at MICHIGAN
8. Michigan 0-5 0-10 L 6-10 vs Air Force

 

Lacrosse loses close one, 10-7 vs Colgate at Citi Field

Lacrosse loses close one, 10-7 vs Colgate at Citi Field

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 17th, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Another close one for Michigan today at the Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic at Citi Field, home of the Mets. Thanks to Mets owner and Michigan alum Fred Wilpon, Michigan was the home team.

Without a couple sloppy plays on defense by Michigan and the fatal colgate mistake of nearly scoring on themselves coming to fruition, Michigan could have very well won this game.

Saturday, 3/23, Michigan will get the defending national champion #10 Loyola (MD) at Michigan Stadium to open up the true home slate. Game will be on MGoBlueTV. This is Loyola's final season in the ECAC. They will be defecting to the Patriot League next season. 

Stats- Michigan had a pretty good game and the stats don't lie. Shocking one was perfect on clears.

Stat U-M  COLG
Shots 37 31
Ground Balls 21 33
Faceoffs 13-22 9-22
Clears 17-17(!) 18-23
Turnovers 13 12
Saves 9 12
Extra-Man 0-2 0-1

ECAC Standings-

 

  Team ECAC Ovr. Game
1. #10 Loyola 2-0 5-2 3/16  W 13-7 vs Air Force (in Denver) 
2. #3 Denver 1-0 5-2 3/16  L 12-13 OT vs Notre Dame
  Hobart 1-0 4-3 3/17  L 12-16 at Robert Morris
  Fairfield 1-0 4-3 3/14  W 10-8 vs MICHIGAN
5. Bellarmine 2-1 6-1 3/16  W 12-5 vs Mercer
6. #12 Ohio 0-1 5-1 3/16  W 11-10 at #11 Virginia
7. Air Force 0-2 4-4 3/16  L 7-13 vs #10 Loyola (in Denver)
8. Michigan 0-3 0-8 3/17  L 7-10 vs Colgate in (in Flushing)

 

Lacrosse at Citi Field, on ESPNu today

Lacrosse at Citi Field, on ESPNu today

Submitted by laxalum on March 17th, 2013 at 8:01 AM

3:00 vs Colgate.  Citi Field (home of the Wilpons, er Mets)

For all of us East Coast folks, great chance to see Team Two live today.  For everyone else, the game is on ESPNu.

Colgate has the reigning Tewaarton Award winner (lacrosse version of the Heisman) in Peter Baum.  They were a tournament team last year.  This is not a team we should beat at this point in the program's development, but the boys are coming off a pretty good showing against Fairfield Thursday night.  Great chance for Michigan fans to see some of this first recruiting class who are all playing a lot as freshmen.  Gerald Logan, Kyle Jackson and Mike Hernandez especially.

Lacrosse falls in valiant effort, 10-8 at Fairfield

Lacrosse falls in valiant effort, 10-8 at Fairfield

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 15th, 2013 at 8:32 AM

Wasn't able to post a game thread last night. Michigan went on the road to Fairfield, CT to play their 3rd ECAC game of the season against the 3-3 Fairfield Stags. Fairfield was ranked last week before losing to #20 Yale. They were exchanging punches the entire game. Michigan tied it 8-8 in the 3rd before the Stags scored 2 to ice the game in the 4th.

David McCormack and freshman Peter Kraus both had 2 goals on the night. Gerald Logan once again made great saves.

Michigan's faceoff man Brad Lott returned in this game and he had a massive effect. Also senior captain Thomas Paras made his return

It really was a good step in the right direction. 

Stats-

Stat U-M FAIR
Shots 31 40
Ground Balls 30 36
Faceoffs 13-20 7-20
Clears 12-15 12-16
Extra-Man 2-5 2-9
Turnovers 23 16
Saves 17 10

ECAC Standings-

  Team ECAC Overall
1. #3 Denver 1-0 5-1
  Hobart 1-0 4-2
  #10 Loyola 1-0 4-2
  Fairfield 1-0 4-3
5. Bellarmine 2-1 5-1
6. #12 Ohio 0-1 4-1
  Air Force 0-1 4-3
8. Michigan 0-3 0-7

Next Up: Colgate (5-2) (Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic; Citi Field; Flushing, NY)

Date/Time/TV- Sunday (Mar. 17), 3pm on ESPNU

M Lacrosse: Kyle Jackson named ECAC Rookie of the Week

M Lacrosse: Kyle Jackson named ECAC Rookie of the Week

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 11th, 2013 at 9:01 PM

For the third time in program history, Michigan has an ECAC Rookie of the Week.

This week it is attackman Kyle Jackson. Jackson set a program single game record for assists with 4 last Wednesday against High Point. Jackson had 8 points this week with 3 goals and 5 assists in both of Michigan's games.

This week, Michigan will go on the road to Fairfield, CT for the first time ever to play conference opponent Fairfield. Then, for all the NY area alums, Michigan will be heading over to Citi Field, the house that Wilpon built to play colgate.

The game will be Sunday at 3pm broadcast live on 3pm. However, hopefully there is a basketball game envolving Michigan during that lacrosse game if you know what I mean. 

http://www.ecaclacrosse.com/2013/Press_Releases/ECAC_MLAX_GAme_Notes_3-11.pdf

M Lacrosse falls short at Hobart, 11-7

M Lacrosse falls short at Hobart, 11-7

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on March 9th, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Michigan had a pretty good showing today but good not pull it out. They were in the game the whole time. Encouraging performance. Official stats to come when MGoBlue posts boxscore.

Updated ECAC Standings-

1. #7 Denver 1-0 5-1 3/9  W 10-9 at #8 Ohio
  #4 Loyola 1-0 4-2 3/8  L 8-9 at Duke
  Hobart 1-0 3-2 3/9  W 11-7 vs MICHIGAN
4. Bellarmine 2-1 5-1 3/9  W 11-10 vs Air Force
5. #19 Fairfield 0-0 3-3 3/9  L 8-12 at #20 Yale
6. #8 Ohio 0-1 4-1 3/9  L 9-10 vs #7 Denver
  Air Force 0-1 4-3 3/9  L 10-11 at Bellarmine
8. Michigan 0-2 0-6 3/9  L 7-11 at Hobart