Feb. 11, 2017
» Michigan's 17 goals are the third-most goals scored in school history and its most since April 26, 2014. Conversely, the last time U-M allowed six or fewer goals in a contest was the 2015 season (twice).
» Michigan was called for a program-record 12 penalties and allowed only two of the Lafayette's six goals at even strength.
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Oosterbaan Field House)
Score: Michigan 17, Lafayette 6
Records: U-M (2-0), Lafayette (0-1)
Next U-M Game: Wednesday, Feb. 15 -- vs. Detroit (Pontiac, Mich.), 7 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Led by a strong defensive effort, as well as senior Ian King's five goals and hat tricks from junior Patrick Tracy and sophomore Rocco Sutherland, the University of Michigan men's lacrosse team defeated the Lafayette Leopards, 17-6, in its home opener Saturday (Feb. 11) inside Oosterbaan Field House.
The Leopards (0-1) struck first with a goal from Eric Joseph but were held scoreless for the remainder of the first quarter. Michigan (2-0) responded with six unanswered scores to finish the opening frame, including three goals from King and one goal each from Sutherland, senior Mikie Schlosser and Tracy.
After trading goals to start the second quarter, U-M scored four of the half's last five to go up 11-4 at intermission. King and Sutherland each added two goals to give them five and three goals, respectively, at the half, while sophomore Brent Noseworthy found the back of the net for the first time of the game.
The second half featured more defense and saw the Wolverines lock down the Leopards, holding Lafayette scoreless in the third period. Tracy scored 23 seconds into the half and was followed up by Schlosser, who added his second of the contest with just over three minutes left in the third. Tracy scored again later in the stanza to complete the first hat trick of his career.
Though getting called for a program-record 12 penalties, the U-M defense stayed strong and did not allow another Lafayette goal until Jason Sands scored a man-up goal with 8:52 remaining in the game. U-M quickly responded with three straight scores from senior Andrew Roswell, freshman TJ Heagerty and freshman Hank Adams before the Leopards added another late man-up goal to give the game its final score of 17-6.
Junior Tommy Heidt made 11 saves and scooped up seven ground balls in his second start of the season in goal until being relieved by senior Robbie Zonino. Junior Michael McDonnell went 13-of-20 at the faceoff dot, while junior Eric Smith led all close defenders with three ground balls and graduate student Dickson Smith had a trio of caused turnovers.
The Wolverines are now set for a two-game week, first traveling to take on the Detroit Titans on Wednesday (Feb. 15) at 7 p.m. from Ultimate Soccer Arena in Pontiac, Michigan, followed by a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, for a tilt with Bellarmine on Saturday (Feb. 18) at 6 p.m.
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