March 23, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: #9 Loyola 10, Michigan 3
Records: U-M (0-9, 0-4 ECAC), Loyola (7-2, 2-0 ECAC)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 30 -- vs. Air Force (Michigan Stadium), 3 p.m.
ANN ARBOR -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team fell to the No. 9-ranked Loyola (Md.) Greyhounds by a 10-3 score Saturday (March 23) inside Michigan Stadium. Four different players contributed points on the afternoon for the Wolverines in the first contest inside the Big House this season.
Trailing 2-0 in the opening quarter, U-M sophomore Will Meter (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) cut the Greyhound advantage in half on a roll from X, firing a top-shelf shot for the first Wolverine score of the contest.
Loyola then rattled off a trio of goals to take a 5-1 lead into the half, holding the Wolverines scoreless for the entire second quarter.
Senior Thomas Paras (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) returned to his familiar midfield spot in the contest, and broke the 25:46 U-M scoring drought with his fifth goal of the season to cut the Greyhound advantage to 5-2 at the 13:50 mark of the third quarter.
Greyhound freshman Zach Herreweyers then scored back-to-back goals for Loyola to bring the score to 7-2, while Mike Sawyer (8:06) and Justin Ward (7:06) chipped in goals of their own to take a 9-2 advantage. Michigan's final goal of the day came from freshman Peter Kraus (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) on a helper from classmate Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill School) with 5:42 left in the third stanza.
Loyola scored the final goal of the game at the 7:51 mark of the fourth, the only score for either team in the period.
Freshman goalie Gerald Logan (Wading River, N.Y./Sachem East) made 15 stops in the contest and collected seven ground balls, while the Maize & Blue were outshot, 40-26, on the afternoon. The Wolverines were 22-of-24 on clears and forced 11 Loyola turnovers. A pair of long sticks in sophomore Mack Gembis (Birmingham, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood) and freshman Chase Brown (Serverna Park, Md./Severn) caused a pair of turnovers against the Greyhound attack.
The Wolverines continue their ECAC conference play on Saturday (March 30), when the Wolverines host the Air Force Academy from Michigan Stadium at 3 p.m. The contest will be streamed live via the Big Ten Student U Network.
N O T E S
The last time Michigan committed only one penalty in a game was against Hobart (March 9).
Freshman Mike Hernandez has at least five shots in four of the last five games.
Freshman Peter Kraus has at least one point in the last three games, and has had at least one point in seven of the eight games he has played in this season.
Chase Brown has now had back-to-back contests where he has caused a pair of turnovers.
Gerald Logan has faced at least 40 shots in seven of the nine U-M contests this season, and is saving 58 percent of shots on goal.
Contact: Scott Kemps (734) 763-4423