Wolverines Cannot Battle Back against Air Force
Mike Hernandez

March 30, 2013



Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: Air Force 10, Michigan 6
Records: U-M (0-10, 0-5 ECAC), Air Force (5-5, 1-3 ECAC)
Attendance: 1,710
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 6 -- at Delaware (Newark, Del.), Noon

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team fell to the Air Force Falcons by a 10-6 score Saturday (March 30) inside Michigan Stadium. U-M surrendered nine straight goals after taking an early 1-0 lead but fought back late in the third period with three goals in the final four minutes behind a season-high five second-half goals. Sophomore Will Meter (Beverly Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) and freshmen Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) and Mike Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) each scored two goals to lead the Michigan attack.

U-M started fast, as Meter scored on a pass from sophomore Mike Francia (Wilton, Conn./Villanova) to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead with 1:44 into the first period. Air Force responded with five straight goals to take a 5-1 lead going into the half.

Air Force scored four additional goals to start the third period to take a 9-1 lead. The Maize and Blue then rallied after an almost 40-minute scoring drought, as the Wolverines scored three straight goals with less than four minutes remaining in the third to get within 9-4. Hernandez scored as a man-advantage penalty expired, while Meter and Jackson each added goals before heading into the final frame.

The Wolverine run continued into the fourth period, as Jackson tallied his second goal on a crankshot off a feed from freshman Evan Glaser (Owings Mills, Md./McDonough). The assist was the first point of Glaser's career and pulled Michigan within four scores at 9-5. However, Michigan ran out of time, as Hernandez scored his second goal with 0:34 remaining in the fourth to the bring the score line to the final result of 10-6.

Air Force led in shots for most of the game, but a frantic comeback in the second half gave U-M a slight shot advantage, 37-36. Michigan also led in groundballs, 29-28, while Air Force won 13-of-20 faceoffs.

Freshman goalie Gerald Logan (Wading River, N.Y./Hotchkiss School) made 11 saves for the Wolverines, who hit the road after a two game homestand next Saturday (April 6), traveling to Newark, Del., to take on the Delaware Blue Hens from Delaware Stadium. The contest is slated for a noon start.

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