Lacrosse

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. 

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.