UM Spring Sports

Submitted by tlo2485 on April 28th, 2018 at 7:25 PM

A lot is going on right now on South Campus at UM.

Men's Lacrosse upset #14 Penn State 10-9 in sudden death overtime to finish the season 8-7, 1-4 (B1G). It is a big win, to go along with their win over Notre Dame earlier this season. 

https://mgoblue.com/news/2018/4/28/mens-lacrosse-currans-winner-lifts-m…

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/mens-lacrosse-upsets-14-psu-womens-lacrosse…

 

Women's Lacrosse came up with an even bigger win hours later on the same field at Penn state to upset #16 on a LAST second game winner, to take it 12-11 and finish the season 7-10, 2-4 (B1G). 

https://mgoblue.com/news/2018/4/28/womens-lacrosse-last-second-goal-lif…

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/w-lax-shocks-16-psu-buzzer-beater-biggest-w…

 

#23 Women's Tennis defeated #19 Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament Semi-Finals to advance to the Final vs 1-seed Northwestern. The ladies will try to avenge a nail-biting regular season matchup that gave the Wildcats the regular season title.

 

#13 Men's Tennis (20-5) lost to #8 Illinois in the B1G Men's Semi-Finals. They will await their seeding in the NCAA tournament. 

 

#10 Women's Water Polo (31-8, 7-1) advandced to the final of the CWPA tournament with a 9-5 win over #13 Hartwick. Like the women's tennis team, they will try to avenge their only conference regular season loss to #10 (tied with UM) Princeton in the final tomorrow. 

https://mgoblue.com/news/2018/4/28/water-polo-michigans-defense-leads-t…

 

#15 Softball (39-8, 14-2) lost in extra innings to second place Indiana, 5-4. This makes the last week of the regular season that much tighter. Michigan is now 1 game up in the loss column to both Indiana and Minnesota.

https://mgoblue.com/news/2018/4/28/softball-wolverines-lose-lead-fall-i…

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/softball-blows-4-run-lead-falls-iu

 

Baseball (24-12, 12-1) got back into the win column after snapping their 20-game win streak in the series opener in Iowa City yesterday--- they took a resounding 10-2 win in game 2 today. Michigan remains one game up on 2nd place Minnesota.

 

The men's and women's track and field squads are competing at Arkansas in an elite competion this weekend. Joe Ellis broke his own school record to win the hammer throw over nationally top-ranked competition. 

https://mgoblue.com/news/2018/4/28/mens-track-field-ellis-smashes-u-m-h…

 

Men's Golf sits in 6th place after 2 rounds at the B1G championships at Baltimore Country Club. They will look for a top 5 finish in the final round tomorrow.

https://mgoblue.com/news/2018/4/28/mens-golf-career-bests-from-ito-spri…

 

Women's Golf finished their season 7th at the B1G championships in Maineville, OH.

Comments

Wolverine Devotee

April 28th, 2018 at 7:57 PM ^

Men's Golf is the only program that has a coach on the hotseat, I think.

Warde has shown he isn't playing around as evidenced by Greg Ryan being canned a couple months ago after half the starters being injured last year and practically the year before as well.

We should've done whatever we could to keep Andrew Sapp around. One of Dave Brandon's earliest mistakes was just letting him leave and promote Whitten. 

We went to the Final Four in 2009 and won an NCAA Regional in 2011. 

The big point here is Golf has a really embarrassingly long B1G title drought. 67 years. We may have erased that by now if Sapp stayed.

tlo2485

April 28th, 2018 at 8:07 PM ^

Golf seems to be very up and down for every B1G school, save maybe a few who hang around the top. If I'm correct, only 4 scores count towards the B1G champ score? It's sort of a free for all. I could be wrong, but I remember my freshman year (2003), golf was actively recruiting on campus with tryouts.

Maize4Life

April 28th, 2018 at 11:13 PM ^

loss was particularlyt painful...Now they are in a Must win situation  tommorow inorder to win  the Regular Season title..a loss will probably cost them the title because of 2 fewer games rained out..Big dissapointment with the loss today after blowing a 4 run lead but more painful is they probably lost any chance at hosting a regional..Losing to a sub 500 team will sink their RPI...This one hurts

Mark46

April 29th, 2018 at 9:42 AM ^

I would add to your post about men's track and field that Andrew Liskowitz had a historic day in the shot put. He broke the school record the school record by over a foot with a 2nd round toss of 64-10.75 then on his next throw he add almost another 2 feet with a toss of 66-6.5 which is the 2nd best throw in the country so far. Altogether he upped the school record by 2 ft 10 in!!