Lacrosse

Ben Cirella preparing food for hospital workers

Two weeks ago, Ben Cirella pulled his silver Volvo up to the entrance of Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, N.Y.

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And with life lessons and heartfelt memories from his grandfather draped around his No. 48 jersey, it is clear to Christian that whatever happens next, Grandpa will be with him, guiding him down his own path to Michigan glory.

Josh Zawada led NCAA freshmen in points per game this year.

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, Michigan will not get the opportunity to test itself against top-ranked conference opponents like No. 6 Maryland and No. 7 Penn State. But this does not spell the end for the players on this year’s team.

Sophomore midfielder Nick Rowlett tied the record for faceoff wins in a single contest facing Marquette in a 13-12 victory.

Nick Rowlett came out with a banner performance Thursday afternoon. 

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Michigan coach Kevin Conry lowered his voice as he commented on the rapidly progressing COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior midfielder Rocco Sutherland and sophomore attackman Bryce Clay each scored three times, but it was not enough to beat Yale.

COSTA MESA, Calif. — As the opening faceoff ensued, senior midfielder Christian Ford crashed down the wing toward Michigan’s defensive zone.

Sophomore attackman Bryce Clay scored three goals in the first half of Michigan's win over St. John's.

The first half was absolutely electric. Led by sophomore attackman Bryce Clay’s three goals, the Michigan’s men’s lacrosse team scored 11 times, jumping out to a lead it would never relinquish.

The Wolverines would go on to defeat the Red Storm, 16-11, on Saturday, jumping up to a 3-2 record.

Caitlin Muir scored the deciding goal in Michigan's win over Albany.

With under one minute left, as Albany held possession looking to tie the game at 12, Michigan held steady. Its defenders stayed with the opposing attackers, refusing to give an easy look.

Junior attacker Caitlin Muir led Michigan with four assists in the win against Louisville

The No. 14 Michigan women’s lacrosse team (2-1) then finished the game out with a four-goal run to stave off Louisville (2-2) and take its second win of the season with a final score of 15-11. The story of the game was the Wolverines’ fast start and strong finish. They commanded the first and last ten minutes of the game, although the middle was much less impressive.

The Michigan women's lacrosse team overcame large momentum swings to topple Louisville

It was like the flip of a switch. For one stretch, there would be five goals from both teams in a span of two minutes. The next, there would be scoring droughts that lasted nearly twice that amount of time.