April 7, 2012
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: Delaware 11, Michigan 7
Records: U-M (1-10), Delaware (4-7)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 14 -- vs. Ohio State (Michigan Stadium), 2:30 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team made a run late in the fourth quarter but fell to Delaware, 11-7, on Saturday (April 7) at Michigan Stadium. Jack Eisenreich (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and Brian Greiner (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) scored eight seconds apart with less than four minutes to play, but Michigan ran out of time to complete the comeback.
Trevor Yealy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) scored three goals, while David McCormack (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont) connected on a pair of goals assisted by Willie Steenland (Minneapolis, Minn./The Blake School).
Michigan trailed 3-1 at the end of the first period but fought back to cut the deficit to 6-4 at the half. After Delaware scored the first two goals of the game, Michigan countered with a Yealy goal assisted by Will Meter (Beverly Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) at 9:12 in the first quarter.
The Blue Hens scored the next three goals, before McCormack scored for the Wolverines at 5:51 in the second quarter, assisted by Steenland. Delaware added to the lead with another goal, but McCormack scored again a minute later, sparking a frantic two-goal Michigan run to end the half. Yealy added his second goal of the game with six seconds remaining in the half, taking a length-of-the-field pass from goalie Emil Weiss (Cary, N.C./Apex) and placing the ball in the back of the net.
Delaware outscored Michigan 5-3 in the second half to pull away. Yealy scored his third goal of the game and 20th goal of the season at 4:39 in the third quarter on a helper from Alex Vasileff (Birmingham, Mich./Seaholm), but that was as close as the Wolverines got the rest of the game. The Blue Hens rattled off the next four goals to take an 11-5 lead. The Wolverines added two goals late by Eisenreich and a coast-to coast faceoff win, groundball and goal by Greiner, but could not complete the comeback.
Delaware led 39-22 in groundballs, 45-23 in shots and was 14 of 21 on faceoffs. Michigan improved its faceoffs in the second half for the second straight contest, as Greiner won 6-of-9 attempts. Weiss also had a career-high 17 saves, 10 of which came in the opening half of play.
The Wolverines return to action next Saturday (April 14) and play host to the Ohio Sate Buckeyes in the inaugural Battle at the Big House. Game time is 2:30 p.m. at Michigan Stadium, and follows the Michigan football team's annual spring game.