Wolverines to Host Lafayette Saturday in Home Opener

Feb. 8, 2017

What You Need to Know
» Michigan is coming off a 13-8 win over Cleveland State in its season opener, in which Brent Noseworthy (6 goals) and Ian King (4 assists) tied the U-M single-game school record in each category.
» The Wolverines are 3-0 in their last three home openers, highlighted by a 9-8 win over Colgate last season.
» U-M is slated to play only one contest inside Oosterbaan Field House this season. Admission for all 2017 contests is free of charge.

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• Double HAIL Points, Free beanies to first 50 students, Free chili & cornbread at halftime.

Saturday, Feb. 11 -- Lafayette (Oosterbaan Field House), 4 p.m.
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• Against Cleveland State in the season opener, the Wolverines were paced offensively by a pair of record performances as Brent Noseworthy (6 goals) and Ian King (4 assists) tied the U-M single-game school record in each category.

• In his second career start, sophomore attackman Brent Noseworthy put up six goals, matching his entire 2016 output. Additionally, Noseworthy has totaled 12 goals on 15 shots on goal in eight career games.

• Junior/sophomore Tommy Heidt earned his first career start in goal against CSU in his second career appearance -- his first action in more than two years. Heidt, the No. 1-ranked goalie in the 2014 Inside Lacrosse Power 100, made 14 saves on the night, including nine in the first half.

• U-M is 3-2 in overall in home openers, having won each of the last three matchups dating back to 2014. Last season against Colgate, the Wolverines picked up a 9-8 win over the top-25 opponent -- the highest-ranked win in program history.

• With his four assists in the Cleveland State victory, senior Ian King became the second player in U-M history to eclipse the 100-point mark. The Ohio native now boasts 68 goals and 33 assists (101 points). He is also 20 goals away from breaking Kyle Jackson's career goal record and 13 points from breaking Jackson's point record of 113.

• Six Wolverines made their collegiate debut against the Vikings, highlighted by Avery Myers (1 goal) and JM Priddy (2 ground balls). Additionally, Finn Goonan saw significant time on close defense and FOGO Matt Dellacroce went 0-for-2 at the dot. Attackmen Hank Adams and Jason Brown saw action in the final minutes of the contest on the second attack unit.

• Lafayette will open its 2017 campaign against the Wolverines ranked No. 61 in the Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook rankings and were picked to finish last in the traditionally strong Patriot League Preseason poll. Last season, the Leopards went 3-11 and averaged 7.71 goals-per game (61st nationally), and allowed 11.50 goals-per game (55th nationally).

The attack unit figures to be a strength as the squad returns all three starters from a season ago in Eric Joseph (33g, 8a, 41 pts), Jason Sands (7g, 21a, 28 pts) and Kevin Lewis (19g, 8a, 27 pts).

The meeting between the two sides is the first in program history.

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Wednesday, Feb. 15 -- at Detroit (Pontiac, Mich., Ultimate Soccer Arena) 7 p.m.

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