M Lacrosse falls 17-8 at #4 johns hopkins

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on February 23rd, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Michigan fought very hard today against the #4 team in the country and pretty much the greatest program in the sport. It looked ugly for a bit but Michigan pulled back in.

We have a great GK in Gerald Logan. Dude is playing out there with a damn near separated shoulder. 

Michigan will get army next Saturday at 1pm at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL in the Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic. Thanks Stephen M. Ross!

Updated ECAC standings-

Place Team ECAC Overall Playing
1. Bellarmine 1-0 3-0 2/23  W 12-5 vs High Point
2. #17 Ohio 0-0 3-0 2/23  W 18-8 vs Marquette
  #1 Loyola 0-0 2-0 2/20  W 14-9 at Towson, 2/23  vs #2 Maryland
  Hobart 0-0 1-0 2/24  #5 Cornell 
  Air Force 0-0 3-1 2/23  W 10-8 Canisius, 2/24  #8 Lehigh (in Denver)
  #15 Fairfield 0-0 2-1 2/19  W 10-9 vs Navy, 2/23  L 9-10 at #12 North Carolina
  #11 Denver 0-0 1-1 2/23  vs #8 Lehigh, 2/24  vs Canisius
8. Michigan 0-1 0-3 2/23  L 8-17 at #4 Johns Hopkins

 

Comments

Wolverine Devotee

February 23rd, 2013 at 12:32 PM ^

Starting lineup. 2 new faces this week to the lineup.

 

# Player Yr. Pos Start #
3 Mike Francia So. A 3rd
15 Ryan Dutton-O'Hara Sr. A 1st
45 Will Meter So. A 3rd
16 Mike Hernandez Fr. M 2nd
39 Thomas Paras (c) Sr. M 3rd
47 Kyle Jackson Fr. M 3rd
13 Rob Healy (c) 5th D 3rd
30 J.D. Johnson (c) Sr. D 3rd
32 Charlie Keady Fr. D 1st
22 Gerald Logan Fr. GK 3rd

 

ak47

February 23rd, 2013 at 12:45 PM ^

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.

TheDirtyD

February 23rd, 2013 at 12:46 PM ^

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?

Wolverine Devotee

February 23rd, 2013 at 12:50 PM ^

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. 

TheDirtyD

February 23rd, 2013 at 12:55 PM ^

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.

phjhu89

February 23rd, 2013 at 4:40 PM ^

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!)  

BlockM

February 23rd, 2013 at 1:44 PM ^

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!

Wolverine Devotee

February 23rd, 2013 at 2:01 PM ^

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.

Wolverine Devotee

February 23rd, 2013 at 2:03 PM ^

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.