“Overall, we were pretty pleased we had a great first half, the guys came out ready to play. Over the course of these scrimmages and really over the course of the season we want to continue to improve our ride which was much better today. We needed to improve our faceoffs and we dominated the first half in face offs. Those were the two main focuses and we got those done and the results showed.”
The University of Michigan Men’s Lacrosse team defeated the Lords of Kenyon College at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse by a score of 15-6 in their final preseason scrimmage on Saturday night (February 12). The boys in blue exploded in the first half but struggled in the second, relying on their earlier scoring run and defense to carry them to the scrimmage victory.
Michigan sophomore attackman Thomas Paras (Lakewood, OH – St. Ignatius) opened the goal scoring on a dodge from behind the net to score on a turnaround shot. Michigan’s next goal came from senior attackman Chad Carroll (Cincinnati, OH – St. Xavier High) with a backhand shot on a beautiful feed from Paras at X. Starting late in the first quarter, U-M’s deadly ride earned them four goals as senior attackman Trevor Yealy (Pittsburgh, PA – Upper St. Clair) added a pair of goals along with Paras’ second and a goal from junior defender Austin Swaney (Grand Rapids, MI – East Grand Rapids).
On the other side of the ball, senior goaltender Mark Stone (Greenwood Village, CO – Cherry Creek) [RIGHT] stopped the three shots he faced, two in rapid succession, helping to keep the momentum in favor of the Wolverines as they led 6-0 after the first quarter.
To start the second quarter, senior goaltender Andrew Fowler (Grosse Pointe, MI – Hotchkiss CT) replaced Stone and eventually went on to shut out Kenyon in the first half. The Wolverines continued to convert on offense with a pair of unassisted goals from sophomore midfielder Joe Hrusovsky (Lake Forest, IL – Lake Forest) and junior midfielder Alex Vasileff (Birmingham, MI – Seaholm).
For more: http://mgobluelacrosse.com/2011/02/13/michigan-wraps-up-scrimmage-schedule-with-win/