Late Scoring Drought Dooms Michigan at No. 5 Notre Dame
Ian King

Feb. 26, 2017

» With an assist on Brent Noseworthy's goal at the 9:04 mark of the second quarter, senior Ian King became U-M's record holder for points in a career with 114 (77 goals, 37 assists), surpassing Kyle Jackson's previous school record of 113.
» Michigan trailed 7-5 at the 13:50 mark of the third quarter but was held scoreless the final 28:50 of the game as the Fighting Irish scored nine unanswered goals.
» The Wolverines were efficient with their shooting, notching five goals on 19 shots (38 percent).

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Site: South Bend, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)
Score: #5 Notre Dame 16, Michigan 5
Records: U-M (4-1), Notre Dame (2-0)
Next U-M Game: Thursday, March 2 -- at Mercer (Macon, Ga.), 7 p.m.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team, receiving votes in the latest Maverik/Inside Lacrosse Poll, fell to the No. 5 Fighting Irish, 16-5, Sunday (Feb. 26) at Notre Dame's Arlotta Stadium.

Michigan (4-1) fell behind early, as the No. 5 Fighting Irish (2-0) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening seven minutes of action. U-M sophomore Decker Curran got the Wolverines on the board at the 6:13 mark of the quarter, and junior BJ Mattheiss followed just over two minutes later to bring the count to 3-2 at 4:02 of the opening stanza.

Notre Dame then followed with a pair of scores from Drew Shantz and Pierre Byrne 39 seconds apart to bring the count to 5-2, a line that held until the end of the opening quarter.

Coming out of the intermission, senior Ian King cemented his name in the U-M record books, assisting on a goal from sophomore Brent Noseworthy at 9:04 to break Kyle Jackson's (2013-16) program record for points in a career with 114 (77 goals, 37 assists). After Notre Dame ran the score to 7-3, Noseworthy added his second of the day at 2:46 of the quarter on a helper from freshman Avery Myers as the game went into the half with the Wolverines trailing, 7-4.

At the half, Notre Dame held a 25-9 shot advantage, with U-M junior/sophomore goalie Tommy Heidt making eight saves. Michigan made the most of its limited chances, scoring on four of its nine shots.

Coming out of the gate in the second half, senior Mikie Schlosser cut the Notre Dame lead to 7-5 on King's second assist of the day at 13:50, but it was the closest U-M would get the rest of the way as the Fighting Irish held U-M scoreless the rest of the contest.

Heidt ended the content with 17 saves, good for fourth most in a single game in program history.

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The Wolverines now embark on their annual spring break trip, taking on Mercer on Thursday (March 2) at 7 p.m. in Macon, Georgia, followed by a tilt against the Furman Paladins Saturday (March 4) at 1 p.m. in Greenville, South Carolina.

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