Michigan lacrosse takes on the defending national champions and #4-ranked Yale Bulldogs (Elis?) in Atlanta today at 1 PM. I believe it will be streamed on this YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLIX9BK2g1s1ljp14cutEsVrIGxytnW5nr&v=6SAdLRnAGLA (looks like there's a Ga. Tech-UConn club game on right now).
Yale will be Michigan's toughest challenge to date. They're big, strong, fast and athletic but also exceptionally well-coached. They no longer have superstar attackman Ben Reeves who graduated, but they add TD Ierlan a transfer from Albany who was the #1 faceoff guy in the country last year. Faceoffs will likely be a problem for M in this game so they'll need to keep creating turnovers (they're #12 nationally right now!) if they want to give themselves a chance.
The good news is Yale doesn't seem to be as dominant this season (they dropped a close game to Villanova) and appear much more beatable. And Michigan hung with them late into the game last year before they ultimately pulled away. So, it could be an interesting game.
It's a topsy-turvy world in college lacrosse right now with wild comebacks, major upsets and a shockingly high number of one-goal games each week so stay tuned because anything can happen. It would be a nice W to help me forget about last night - GO BLUE!!!