March 22, 2014
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: Saint Joseph's 15, Michigan 6
Records: U-M (4-6), Saint Joe's 6-2
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 29 -- at Air Force (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 1 p.m. MDT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team fell to Saint Joseph's by a count of 15-6 on Saturday (March 22) at Michigan Stadium. Freshman Ian King (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) led U-M with two goals, continuing his recent hot streak with 10 goals in his last four games, but it was not enough for the Wolverines, who dropped their second straight after a two-game winning streak.
The Wolverines started strong, as sophomore Riley Kennedy (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) took advantage of an early man-up opportunity to grab a 1-0 lead. Saint Joe's responded with seven straight goals to pull away. Seven different players scored for the Hawks during their run until King netted his first goal of the game and team-leading 19th goal of the season with 3:29 remaining in the first half.
Trailing 9-2, U-M tried to make a comeback in the third. King scored his second goal of the game at 9:38, and junior David McCormack (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont) added a goal six seconds later to cut U-M's deficit to 9-4; but the Hawks responded with five straight goals to regain control of the game.
Sophomore Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) added a goal at the 11:38 mark of the fourth, his 13th goal of the season. Sophomore Chase Brown (Annapolis, Md./Severna Park) also scored in the fourth, his first career goal for the Wolverines.
Saint Joe's recorded 48 shots to Michigan's 32. Saint Joe's also led in total ground balls, 32-28. Sophomore faceoff man Brad Lott (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) won 8-of-16 at the dot and collected two ground balls. However, the Wolverines won only 9-of-24 faceoffs for the game. Freshman goalie Robbie Zonino (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) made 13 stops for U-M in goal.
The Wolverines return to ECAC play next Saturday (March 29), as U-M travels to Colorado Springs, Colo., to take on the Air Force Falcons. Faceoff is slated for 1 p.m. MDT.
N O T E S
The goal for Chase Brown is the first of his career.
The all-time series for the two teams is now even at 1-1.
Ian King now leads the team with 21 goals on the season, while Thomas Paras is No. 2 in points for U-M.