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

 

Comments

Wolverine Devotee

March 9th, 2013 at 1:05 PM ^

No TV or audio. Hobart has a live feed but for a fee. 

Starting Lineup with some new faces-

 

# Pos. Player Yr. Start
22 GK Gerald Logan Fr. 6th
5 A David McCormack So. 4th
6 A Peter Kraus Fr. 2nd
15 A Ryan Dutton-O'Hara Sr. 3rd
1 M David Joseph RS Fr.. 3rd
16 M Mike Hernandez Fr. 5th
47 M Kyle Jackson Fr. 6th
4 D Mack Gembis So. 1st
13 D Rob Healy 5th 6th
17 D Dakota Sherman Jr. 1st

 

Wolverine Devotee

March 9th, 2013 at 1:22 PM ^

End of the 1st: Michigan 1  hobart 1.

Best 1st period they've played all year.

Shots are 13-3 hobart. Saves are 6-1 Michigan. Ground balls 10-3 hobart. 

Amazing how Michigan has had 7 turnovers and is still is in the game. Thank you Logan.

 

Wolverine Devotee

March 9th, 2013 at 1:45 PM ^

End of the 1st half- Michigan 2  hobart 4. 

Shots are 21-12 hobart. Ground balls are 18-7 hobart. Saves are 9-4 Michigan.

Michigan is 3-8 on faceoffs, 8-10 on clears and have 12 turnovers. 

 

mlax27

March 9th, 2013 at 2:11 PM ^

Not sure if that's the case.  I believe Hobart has been a sub-par faceoff team so far this year, so it may just be that as Brad Lott is out (who was near 50% the last couple games himself), Wylie is facing some favorable competition.  Sounds like we might be close to having two options now, which is huge.

Wolverine Devotee

March 9th, 2013 at 2:17 PM ^

End of the 3rd: Michigan 5  hobart 7.

Shots are 32-22 hobart, ground balls are 26-11 hobart, saves are 12-7 Michigan.

Michigan is 13-15 on clears with 16 turnovers and winning the faceoff battle 8-15.

Paps

March 9th, 2013 at 2:49 PM ^

Great performance overall for Michigan.  If we keep playing at this level, I see good things happening in the future.  Probably not this year, but looking down the road- I friend of mine who coached top level high school lacrosse in Virginia said that the transition period is 3 years of bad teams, and that fourth year is the one where you will hit at .500 record.  Is that true?

WolvinLA2

March 9th, 2013 at 3:28 PM ^

Probably not to get to .500, I bet we get there by year four. In year four, we'll have three solid recruiting class and a senior class with tons of experience. We won't be beating the top teams yet, but I think .500 can be expected.

We have very few guys seeing the field now who won't be here still in year 4. The few guys we lose will be replaced by the stars in the next two recruiting classes.

L'Carpetron Do…

March 9th, 2013 at 9:57 PM ^

I thought they would be better by now. I thought Michigan would be able to make the transition   more successfully than they have thus far.  I'm afraid they won't win a game this year.   I think a lot of the turbulence and turnover has hurt the team.  

I think its great that there are a lot of freshmen getting quality minutes.  I just wish there were more experienced upperclassmen around to shoulder the burden for now.  

WolvinLA2

March 10th, 2013 at 12:02 AM ^

Well, there's really no reason to think we should have won any game we've lost this year outside of High Point, who we played down to the wire.

The reason our frosh are getting so many minutes is because they're the only D1 recruits on the team. Imagine a football team full of four star freshman and all walk ons. That's basically what we're looking at right now.

I know people wanted us to be better right now, but most in the know did not expect that. Hobart is not a terrible team, but we played right with them today. We will be a food team, but not for another year or two. The basketball team took a decade to get good again, and at least Beilein had tradition and D1 players to work with.

chatster

March 9th, 2013 at 3:00 PM ^

The Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic on Sunday, March 17 at Citi Field (regular season home of the New York Mets) will include the Michigan-Colgate game scheduled to start at 3:00 PM.   Navy plays Holy Cross in the opening game starting at noon.

Colgate senior attackman Peter Baum won the 2012 Tewaaraton Award as the top male player in collegiate lacrosse.  Hobart upset Colgate 9-8 in overtime on March 5, limiting Baum to two goals. Colgate leads Holy Cross 6-2 at the half in today's game. 

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/lacrosse.jsp

laxalum

March 10th, 2013 at 11:32 AM ^

Citi Field game is going to be pretty cool.  Can't wait.

I've said it before, but I completely agree with WolvinLA2.  Starting with the club roster set the development of the team back a couple of years compared to the more traditional way of doing it.  I'm not saying it was wrong.  The club players got a great opportunity they didn't anticipate when they came to Michigan, and their success was probably a big part of why the transition happened.  How great for them that they got the chance to be Team One.  But the difference between those guys and some of the freshmen in this class is clear.  The starting midfield line are all freshmen, and that's the strength of the offense.  That says a lot.  More recruiting classes will bring in more D1 talent and provide more quality depth.  Each class will be better than the last for the first few years too.  The fact that they are competing at all right now is a positive.

Even the High Point game illustrated this fact.  They have only D1 kids on that roster.  Two classes worth, plus transfers.  Marquette is the same.  We think of them as newer, but both programs announced BEFORE Michigan.

Aside from general maturation and depth, this team needs better defensive players, especially D middies, an attackman or two who can dodge, a backup goalie, and some second line middies who can be a threat.

How many guys were out of the lineup yesterday?  Seems like a lot.  Injuries?  Suspensions? Hopefully some of those guys will be back this week.

WolvinLA2

March 10th, 2013 at 1:01 PM ^

The fact that we were missing a third of our starters (I heard it was suspensions, at least for the frosh) when our team has little depth and we were still able to hang right with Hobart on the road is encouraging.

I watched UMBC play Hopkins on TV on Friday and for most of that game Hopkins was able to take it to UMBC more than they did to us and although UMBC isn't elite, they're an established program in Maryland.

Give us Nother couple years and we'll be in much better shape.