Early Deficit Dooms Wolverines at Delaware
Tom Sardelli

April 6, 2013


Site: Newark, Del. (Delaware Stadium)
Score: Delaware 12, Michigan 5
Records: U-M (0-11), Delaware (4-8)
Attendance: 724
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 13 -- vs. Ohio State (Michigan Stadium), 3:30 p.m.

NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team fell to the Delaware Blue Hens 12-5 on Saturday (April 6) at Delaware Stadium. The Wolverines had five different goal scorers on the day, while freshman goalie Gerald Logan (Wading River, N.Y./Hotchkiss School) made 15 saves in the defeat.

The Wolverines trailed 3-0 after the first quarter of action, and fell behind 5-0 late in the second quarter until freshman Mike Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) put the Wolverines on the board with a bounce shot off a wing dodge to cut the Blue Hen lead to 5-1 with 1:06 remaining in the first half.

Delaware tacked on another score with 14 seconds left in the opening half to carry a 6-1 advantage into the intermission.

The Wolverines found their offensive stride in the second half, as junior Tom Sardelli (Rochester, Mich./Notre Dame Prep) gave the Wolverines their second score of the day at the 4:13 mark of the third quarter. Sardelli ripped a crank shot from 12 yards out for the first goal of his Michigan career. The score cut the Blue Hen lead to 9-2.

U-M closed out the contest with three unanswered scores in the final 5:13 of the contest, as sophomore attackman Mike Francia (Wilton, Conn./Villanova) took a feed from senior Zachary Dauch (Bloomfield Hills,Mich./Lahser). The assist from Dauch was his first point of the season, as U-M trailed 11-3 with 5:13 left in the contest.

Following a crank shot score from senior Thomas Paras (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) on a helper from Hernandez that brought the score to 12-4 with 1:35 left remaining, freshman Evan Glaser (Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh) scored the first goal of his U-M career with 16 seconds left. The score was U-M's final marker of the day.

Freshman Brad Lott (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) went 9-of-16 at the faceoff dot, while Michigan was 15-of-17 on clears. The Wolverines were outshot 35-32 on the day.

The Wolverines return home to host the Battle at the Big House on Saturday (April 13), against the No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes in an ECAC matchup at 3:30 p.m. from Michigan Stadium. The game will follow the annual Michigan football Spring Game, which commences at 12:30 p.m.


• Michigan's three-goal fourth quarter ties a season best; the number was previously set against High Point (March 6).

Gerald Logan's 15 saves marks the seventh game this season he has stopped at least 15 shots.

Evan Glaser had two ground balls on the afternoon, establishing a new career high.

• Freshman Paxton Moore caused a career-best two turnovers.

Evan Glaser and Tom Sardelli became the 12th and 13th goal scorers on the season for U-M.

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