U-M Unable to Overcome Early Deficit at Air Force
David Joseph

March 29, 2014


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Site: AFA Lacrosse Stadium (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Score: Air Force 15, Michigan 12
Records: U-M (4-7, 1-1 ECAC), AF (6-3, 2-0 ECAC)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 5 -- vs. Fairfield - Battle at the Big House (Michigan Stadium), 4:30 p.m. ET

COLORADO Springs, Colo. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team fell behind, 3-0, in the first two minutes of the contest, and despite getting to within two in the fourth quarter and hat tricks from sophomore Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) and junior David McCormack (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont), could not come back, falling at Air Force, 15-12, on Saturday (March 29) at the AFA Lacrosse Stadium. The Wolverines outshot the Falcons, 50-37, on the afternoon.

Michigan dug a 3-0 hole early and trailed by as many as five goals at the 6:38 mark of the first quarter. The Wolverines then mounted a 4-0 run from the 52-second mark of the first to the 7:12 mark of the second to bring the scoreline to 6-5.

However, the Falcons closed the half on a 3-0 run to bring the tally to 9-5 heading into the intermission.

With U-M trailing, 14-9, with 12:47 left in regulation, McCormack and Mike Francia (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) netted back-to-back scores to bring U-M within three scores at 14-11 with 4:21 left. Freshman Ian King (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) then marked his second score of the day to bring U-M within two at 14-12 with 28 ticks left in the contest.

Following a Michigan timeout off a faceoff win, the Falcons earned a takeaway that resulted in score with seven seconds left. AFA's Mike Crampton led all scorers with four goals, while linemate Tommy McKee scored a trio.

Brad Lott (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) went 17-of-30 at the dot with seven ground balls, while Thomas Paras (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) and Dan Kinek (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus) each had three points for the Wolverines.

Michigan returns home on Saturday (April 5) to take on the Fairfield Stags in the third annual Battle at the Big House, which follows the U-M football spring game. Faceoff is slated for 4:30 p.m.

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