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.