Steenland's Hat Trick Headlines Exhibition Win over Marquette
Kyle Jackson

Feb. 2, 2013

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Ooosterbaan Field House)
Score: Michigan 14, Marquette 6 (ex.)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, Feb. 9 -- vs. Penn State (Oosterbaan Field House), 1 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team won its first scrimmage of the season on Saturday (Feb. 2), defeating the Marquette Golden Eagles, 14-6, at Oosterbaan Field House. Senior Willie Steenland (Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School) led the Wolverines with three goals and one assist, while freshman Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) and junior Tom Sardelli (Rochester, Mich./Notre Dame Prep) added two goals apiece.

Marquette got on the board first at 13:27 in the first quarter, but Michigan ripped off five straight goals en route to a 6-3 lead at the half. Jackson scored two unassisted goals during the run, with a spin dodge around a defender for his second goal to put Michigan ahead 2-1 with 4:26 left in the first quarter. Seniors Ryan Dutton-O'Hara (Mount Airy, Md./Urbana) and Thomas Paras (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) and freshman Evan Glaser (Owings Mills, Md./McDonough) also added first-half goals.

The Maize and Blue outscored Marquette, 8-3, in the second half. Steenland scored two nearly identical goals for the Wolverines to open the half, both assisted by redshirt freshman David Joseph (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius), who dodged from up top of the offensive zone and passed to Steenland curling around a pick. Steenland then fired the ball into the back of the net.

After another Marquette goal, Michigan tallied three straight to take an 11-4 lead. The mini run was highlighted by a crankshot from the wing by Joseph with 34 ticks left in the third quarter and a Dan Kinek (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus) unassisted breakaway goal off a Michigan steal at 11:35 in the fourth.

Michigan scored three more times in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Sardelli scored twice, and sophomore Mike Francia (Wilton, Conn./Wilton High School/Sacred Heart) scored once.

Freshman goalie Gerald Logan (Sachem, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) made his Michigan debut in goal, turning aside 16 Marquette shots and adding four ground balls.

Michigan edged Marquette in total shots, 39-36, and ground balls, 36-35, while Marquette won 13 of 24 faceoffs. Turnovers were even at 19 apiece.

U-M returns to Oosterbaan Field House for its first regular-season game of the season against Penn State next Saturday (Feb. 9). Game time is slated for 1 p.m.