March 17, 2013
Site: Flushing, N.Y. (Citi Field)
Event: Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic
Score: Colgate 10, Michigan 7
Records: U-M (0-8, 0-3 ECAC), Colgate (6-2, 1-0 ECAC)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 23 -- vs. Loyola (Md.) (Michigan Stadium), 3 p.m.
FLUSHING, N.Y. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team fell, 10-7, to the Colgate Raiders Sunday (March 17) in the Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Michigan was tied with the Raiders at the 8:36 mark of the second quarter at 3-3 but was unable to retake the lead. Sophomore Will Meter (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) had a career-best four points with two goals and two assists to lead the Wolverine scoring charge
The Wolverines took the early lead on an unassisted goal from sophomore/freshman David Joseph (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) at the 11:58 mark. After a Colgate goal, Meter scored his first goal of the day at the 8:01 mark on a crease feed from freshman Mike Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) to bring the score to 2-1 in favor of the Wolverines. The lead lasted for a little more than six minutes, but Colgate scored back-to-back goals to take a 3-2 lead.
Following a tally from freshman Peter Kraus (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) on a helper from Meter at the 8:36 mark, the Raiders closed the half on a 3-0 run to carry a 6-3 lead into the break. After 'Gate added another score to stretch the lead to 7-3, a Hernandez crankshot goal broke the run at the 12:45 mark of the third.
After the Wolverines and Raiders traded goals to close out the third, a goal from 2012 Teewaraton winner Peter Baum marked his third goal of the day at the 14:17 mark of the final quarter to stretch the score to 9-5. After an outstanding individual effort from freshman Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill School) on an alley dodge score at the 10:58 mark, Colgate notched its final score of the contest with 7:42 left on a score from Jimmy Ryan.
Colgate then iced the game by putting the clamps down on defense, holding U-M scoreless for 10-plus minutes in the final quarter. Jackson ended the scoreless streak with a goal off a dodge from the left wing with his second goal of the contest with only 26 seconds left.
Michigan outshot an opponent for the first time this season, besting the Raiders 37-31 in the category, and was perfect on clears for the first time of the season, going 17-of-17.
Freshman Brad Lott (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) went 13-of-22 at the faceoff X, while classmate Gerald Logan (Wading River, N.Y./Sachem East) made nine saves. Long-pole Chase Brown (Severna Park, Md./Severn School) was a force on defense, as well as the wings, collecting four ground balls and causing two turnovers, while Joseph led the squad with 10 shots.
U-M plays its first home game since Feb. 9 on Saturday (March 23) at Michigan Stadium, hosting the Loyola Greyhounds, currently ranked No. 10 nationally. The contest is slated for a 3 p.m. start.