King Sets Season Goal Record in U-M Home Defeat vs. Yale
Ian King

April 19, 2014

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: No. 13 Yale 13, Michigan 7
Records: U-M (4-10,), Yale (8-3)
Attendance: 2,111
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 26 -- vs. Robert Morris (Michigan Stadium), Noon

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Freshman Ian King (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) scored his school-record 26th and 27th goals of the season, but the University of Michigan men's lacrosse team fell to No. 13 Yale by a score of 13-7 Saturday(April 19) inside Michigan Stadium. King broke Trevor Yealy's previous mark of 26 scores set in 2012.

He scored the historic goal on a bounce shot in traffic with 2:33 left in the second quarter.

No. 13 Yale scored the first goal of the game, capitalizing on a man-up opportunity to take a 1-0 lead with 3:36 left in the first quarter. The Bulldogs scored again just 15 seconds later, when Conrad Oberbeck fed Brandon Mangan in the crease for a score.

The second quarter opened with another Yale goal, as Jeff Cimbalista scored off a pass from Mangan, giving the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead.

Michigan sophomore David Joseph (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) put the Wolverines on the board at the 11:54 mark of the second quarter, but Yale came back with three unanswered goals to take a 6-1 lead with 8:09 left in the half.

King scored a man-up goal with 5:11 remaining in the half to end the Bulldog run, good for his eighth man-up goal of the season. King scored again less than three minutes later for his record-breaking goal on a bounce shot making the score 6-3, as Yale rode three-score lead going into halftime.

The Bulldogs had the first three goals of the second half to lead 9-3, before Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) scored on a shot from 15 yards out on a pick-and-pop from Joseph. This made the score 9-4 at the 6:26 mark of the third quarter, and Yale scored once more before the quarter ended, taking a 10-4 lead going into the fourth quarter.

U-M played the Bulldogs even in the final quarter, as sophomore/freshman Brendan Gaughan (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) scored his first career goal with 5:37 left in the game to cut U-M's deficit to 11-5. Two minutes later, junior Will Meter (Beverly Hills, Mich./Brother Rice) scored off a feed from Mike Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont) to make the score 12-6. With a little more than two minutes left to play, Gaughan scored again off a right wing crank from Hernandez to bring the score to 13-7. Yale scored once more after that, closing the game with a 13-7 lead.

Michigan recorded 40 shots to Yale's 32, and the Wolverines led in ground balls, 37-28. Freshman Robbie Zonino (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) recorded 10 saves, and Bobby Riso (North Potomac, Md./Thomas S. Wootton) appeared in his first career game at goalie.

The Wolverines wrap up regular-season action next Saturday (April 26) at noon, as the Wolverines play host to the Robert Morris Colonials. The contest will also serve as Senior Day, as U-M will honor their eight departing seniors.


Ian King has now scored a goal in 14 of the last 15 games.

• Both Kyle Jackson and David Joseph have scored six goals in the last three games.

• Yale is the sixth squad ranked in the top 20 that U-M has faced this season.

• Michigan falls to 3-4 this season when outshooting an opponent.

• Close defender Andrew Hatton caused a game-high four turnovers.