Lacrosse

Graduate student attacker Rocco Sutherland and the men’s lacrosse team fell 14-12 against Merrimack largely due to costly turnovers.

In the fourth quarter of a back-and-forth match against Merrimack, the Michigan men’s lacrosse team mustered up an opportunity to tie the game. 

Michigan coach Kevin Conry watches his team lose a physical match to Merrimack

With less than 12 minutes to go in the fourth quarter, the Michigan men’s lacrosse team was down 13-11 and in need of a faceoff win.
Sophomore forward Nick Rowlett scooped up the ground ball, emerging from the faceoff victorious. As he raced toward the Merrimack goal down the left-wing, a group of Warriors defenders mobbed him. Rowlett was left in a heap on the ground and midfielder Jack Barron picked up the loose ball for Merrimack — and with the ball went a crucial opportunity for the Wolverines.
It was a similar theme all of Saturday afternoon Michigan (2-2 overall) who fell, 14-12, to Merrimack (1-3), handing the Warriors their first Division I victory after winning back-to-back national titles in Division II the past two years.

Junior midfielder Maggie Kane scored four goals, including two in eight seconds, in Michigan’s 20-7 win over No. 18 Colorado on Sunday.

Sunday, the No. 14 Michigan women’s lacrosse team (3-1) defeated No. 18 Colorado (1-2) at U-M Lacrosse Stadium, 20-7. Coming off a win on Friday against Louisville where they almost blew a five-goal lead, the Wolverines dominated the Buffaloes from the opening faceoff, scoring three goals in under 90 seconds.

Attackman Bryce Clay tied a Michigan record with six goals in Tuesday's win.

The Wolverines had mustered only two goals for a majority of the first quarter until they finally erupted for four in the final 80 seconds. Their hot start propelled them to a 16-goal outburst. Led by dominant performances from the attack line, the Michigan men’s lacrosse team (2-1) was able to cruise to its second victory of the year, throttling Canisius (0-3), 16-8.

The Michigan men’s lacrosse team fell to Hofstra, 12-9, on Saturday.

With under ten minutes remaining in the second quarter, the Michigan men’s lacrosse team was right where it wanted to be.

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Minutes left. Tie game. Loose ball.

The opportunity was there for the taking. Everyone scrambled after the ball but the Trojans got to it first, scooped it up and seconds later, the ball was in the back of the net. 

Junior attacker Caitlin Muir scored two goals in under a minute against Jacksonville.

The first game of the season won’t make or break a team’s year. What it does do though, is set the tone and instill confidence in the players for the coming months.

Sophomore attackman Bryce Clay should be part of a potent offense this season for Michigan.

Alongside Bonomi, who recorded one other goal and one assist on Saturday, fellow freshmen attackman Josh Zawada and defenseman Dylan Gardner, who both found the back of the net twice, had impressive debuts as the Wolverines (1-0) defeated the Vikings (0-1), 16-9, in their season opener.

Freshman Josh Zawata had three assists and two goals in his Michigan debut.

And considering how injury-prone the team was last season, being able to rely on younger players that have the ability to step up and perform will be important for Michigan. Veteran Wolverines have now seen they can trust the freshmen to hold their ground at a high level.

The Michigan women's lacrosse team is returning most of its offensive production in 2020 campaign

After a 2019 campaign that saw a shattered record in the win column and first NCAA Tournament bid, the Michigan women’s lacrosse team is approaching 2020 with the ambition to build on what they did last year.