U-M Comes Up Short against No. 1 Maryland
Mikie Schlosser

March 18, 2014

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: #1 Maryland 13, Michigan 5
Records: U-M (4-5), Maryland (7-0)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 22 -- vs. Saint Joseph's (Michigan Stadium), 3 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a Thomas Paras (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Xavier) goal at the 12:42 mark of the first, but the No. 1 Maryland Terrpains closed the half on a 4-1 run en route to 13-5 Wolverine defeat at the hands of the future Big Ten opponent on Tuesday (March 18) at Michigan Stadium.

Freshman Mikie Schlosser (Davis, Calif./Davis) and classmate Ian King (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) each netted a pair of scores. Schlosser led the team with eight shots and now has scored three goals in U-M's last two games.

Following Paras' right-handed rip on an assist from sophomore Mike Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) from the left wing that gave U-M the early lead, the vaunted Terrapin defense held U-M scoreless for nearly 26 minutes, until King notched his first score of the day with 46 seconds left in the opening half.

Entering half two, the Terrpains tacked on another score to bring the tally to 6-2, before Schlosser stopped the bleeding 3:21 into the third quarter on a hands-free wing dodge finish that ran the scoreline to 7-3. Schlosser then added his second of the day 2:13 later to run the score to 8-4, the closest U-M came the rest of the contest.

Maryland freshman Matt Rambo then took over, going on a 4-0 personal scoring run to put the game out of reach at 13-4. King went on to add the final U-M score of the day with 6:28 remaining on a low-to-high righty top corner snipe to bring the game to the final result of 13-5.

Freshman goalie Robbie Zonino (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) made 13 stops for U-M in goal, while sophomore faceoff man Brad Lott (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) went 8-of-18 at the dot to go along with five ground balls. Longstick Chase Brown (Annapolis, Md./Severna Park) caused two turnovers.

Two players for Maryland -- Rambo and Jay Carlson -- scored four times each, while Mike Channenchuk had four points (2G, 2A), and Niko Amato made seven saves in the win.

Michigan finishes up its two-game homestand Saturday (March 22) as the Maize and Blues take on the Saint Joseph's Hawks at 3 p.m. from Michigan Stadium.


• The contest vs. No. 1 Maryland was the first time U-M has ever played the No. 1 team in the country.

• Michigan outshot the Terrapins, 11-7, in the fourth quarter

• The eight shots for Mikie Schlosser are a career high.

• The four failed clears for U-M (16-20) are the most since the Mercer contest (19-of-24).

Ian King leads the team in goals with 19 and has scored at least one goal in the last five contests.