M-Lax 8-0

Submitted by weasel3216 on March 25th, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Michigan beat Boston College 14-7 tonight.  This game seemed to be closer than the score indicated as BC outshot Michigan 40-34 and dominated faceoffs BC winning 16 of 24.

I guess none of this matters as it is still a win.  Tomorrow night is a huge game against UC-Santa Barara who is currently 6-3 and ranked 10th in the MCLA.  They lost to Michigan State Thursday night 10-11 so they should be pissed off and at least hoping to get one win out of this "Midwest" trip.

 

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mlax27

March 25th, 2011 at 9:12 PM ^

It's nights like tonight that I am thankfully we play indoors. I was outside for a high school game tonight and I still cant feel my toes.

Does BC have a really good facer or was this just an off night?

laxalum

March 26th, 2011 at 8:21 AM ^

Getting outshot doesn't mean they got outplayed.  They did win 14-7 after all, which is a pretty lopsided score.  First and fourth quarters were 5-1 and the second and third were pretty much even.  They got outshot 17-5 (according to boxscore) in the 2nd, and only lost the quarter 3-2.  I'm assuming that was because they had a string of penalties so BC had the ball most of the quarter, much of it with a man advantage.

Faceoffs were a concern going into the season. The team was at about 65% for the year, which is really good, but this is the second time this season they've been below 50% in a game (Chapman was the other).  When they go against really good faceoff guys, they are going to struggle there.  So far they've been able to overcome that.

L'Carpetron Do…

March 26th, 2011 at 5:55 PM ^

That's a troubling statistic but judging from the score they were obviously not great shots.  That is probably a product of the defense forcing BC into tough, contested shots.  In lacrosse there are several times where giving up a shot is not necessarily a bad thing.  I haven't seen them play but M's defense is supposed to be superb.

Also - if you haven't already checked this out its a great article on Michigan lacrosse and Coach Paul from the Detroit News.  I don't think anyone's posted it yet but definitely a great read...

http://www.detnews.com/article/20110325/OPINION03/103250339/Michigan-lacrosse-is-set-to-net-big-reward

 

GO BLUE!