Three Extra-Man Goals Not Enough as Michigan Falls at Hobart
Kyle Jackson

March 9, 2013

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Site: Geneva, N.Y. (Boswell Stadium)
Score: Hobart 11, Michigan 7
Records: U-M (0-6, 0-2 ECAC), Hobart (3-2, 1-0 ECAC)
Attendance: 885
Next U-M Event: Thursday, March 14 -- at Fairfield (Fairfield, Conn.), 7 p.m.

GENEVA, N.Y. -- Despite being even with the Statesmen at 5-5 at the 7:25 mark of the third quarter, the University of Michigan men's lacrosse team fell to Hobart by an 11-7 score line Saturday (March 9) in an ECAC contest at Boswell Field. Freshman goalie Gerald Logan (Wading River, N.Y./Sachem) kept U-M in the contest with 13 saves, and Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill School) led the offensive attack with two goals and an assist.

Michigan (0-6, 0-2 ECAC) trailed by as many as two goals in the first half of action. Wolverine goals came from junior Doug Bryant (Princeton, N.J./Princeton) at the 6:55 mark of the first quarter and sophomore Mike Francia (Wilton, Conn./Villanova) at 9:50 of the second, but U-M went into the half down, 4-2.

The Maize and Blue burst out on a 3-0 run in the first three minutes of the second half, as Jackson found the back of the cage on a behind-the-back, man-up goal to cut the lead to 4-3 on a helper from classmate Mike Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont). Redshirt freshman David Joseph (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) knotted the contest at 4-4 with an even-strength score, and sophomore Will Meter (Beverly Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) tallied another man-up score, giving U-M a 5-4 lead at the 12:04 mark of the third.

Hobart (3-2, 1-0 ECAC) then countered with a 5-0 run from the 7:25 mark of the third to the 10:24 mark of the fourth to bring the score to 9-5 in favor of the Statesmen. Sophomore David McCormack (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont) ended the Hobart run with a man-up goal with 4:07 left in the game on a dish from Jackson to bring the score to 9-6, but U-M could get no closer.

Sophomore Kevin Wylie (Aurora, Colo./Regis Jesuit) made his U-M debut at the faceoff X, going 11-of-22, and collected a team-high five ground balls. Francia, Hernandez and Jackson had five shots apiece for the Wolverines. U-M was 16-of-18 on clears but was outshot, 41-33, and had 21 ground balls to Hobart's 34. The Statesmen also forced 19 Michigan turnovers.

U-M will finish off its seven-game road stretch with a trip to Flushing, N.Y., Saturday (March 16) to take on Colgate in the Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. The matchup is slated for a 3 p.m. start and will be broadcast live on ESPNU.


• After going 3-of-9 on man-up chances, Michigan has scored at least a pair of man-up goals in back-to-back contests and is 5-of-13 overall on EMOs.

• Freshman goalie Gerald Logan, the reigning ECAC Rookie of the Week, has made at least 12 saves in every game this season. He had 13 against Hobart.

Mike Francia, Mike Hernandez and Kyle Jackson have now scored at least one goal in their last two contests.

Kyle Jackson has eight points (3g, 5a) over the last two contests, while Hernandez (4g, 2a) has six. Jackson leads the team in goals (9), assists (6) and points (15), while Hernandez is second in points (9) and in assists (4).

Contact: Scott Kemps (734) 763-4423