The Next Level: 2014 Final

Our annual look at Michigan natives who are playing college lacrosse at division-1 institutions this spring. The season has snuck up on me, so getting this post up before games begin this weekend…

Air Force (11-6, 3-1 ECAC, NCAA Tournament first round)

  • Senior attack Tommy McKee (Holt) – Played in 15 of 17 games, starting 14. Scored 32 Goals on 85 Shots (53 on goal), added 11 Assists, caused three turnovers, and picked up 25 ground balls. Also committed 14 turnovers and six penalties for 5:00.

Bellarmine (7-5, 0-4 ECAC)

  • Freshman attack/midfield Graham Macko (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.

Boston University (2-12, 2-6 Patriot League)

  • Freshman midfielder Greg Marzec (Brother Rice) – Played in four of 14 games. Won 2/3 faceoffs, picking up one ground ball, and took one Shot (on goal). Also committed one penalty for 1:00.

Canisius (7-8, 3-3 MAAC)

  • Freshman midfielder Steve Wizniuk (Warren De La Salle) – Did not see game action.

Delaware (7-9, 1-4 CAA)

  • Junior midfielder Bennett Packer (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.

Detroit (6-8, 3-3 MAAC)

  • Junior attack Brandon Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep) – Started all 14 games. Scored 11 Goals on 46 Shots (27 on goal), added 12 Assists, caused two turnovers and picked up nine ground balls. Also committed 23 turnovers.
  • Freshman attack Kyle Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep) – Played in seven of 14 games. Took one Shot (on goal), caused one turnover and picked up seven ground balls. Also committed three turnovers.
  • Junior midfielder Mike Birney (Detroit Catholic Central) – Started all 14 games. Scored 18 Goals on 113 Shots, 49 on goal, recorded seven Assists, caused one turnover and picked up 13 ground balls. Also committed 30 turnovers and two penalties for 2:00.
  • Junior defenseman Matt Burnett (Clarkston) – Did not see game action.
  • Redshirt senior midfielder Tyler Corcoran (South Lyon) – Played in 12 of 14 games. Won 29 of 77 faceoffs, picking up 18 ground balls, and took one Shot. Also committed three turnovers.
  • Sophomore LSM Nick Demattia (Clarkston) – Played in al 14 games. Caused two turnovers and picked up one ground ball.
  • Junior midfielder Scott Drummond (Birmingham Seaholm) – Started all 14 games. Scored 17 Goals on 67 Shots (37 on goal), added 15 Assists, caused three turnovers and picked up 14 ground balls. Also committed 19 turnovers and one penalty for 0:30.
  • Redshirt freshman goalie Connor Flynn (Rockford) – Started two of 14 games. In 121:13 of game action, made 28 saves and allowed 24 goals (11.88 GAA, .538 save%), finishing with a 1-1 record. Caused one turnover and picked up 10 ground balls.
  • Senior midfielder Nick Garippa (Notre Dame Prep) – Played in 13 of 14 games. Recorded one Assist, took one Shot, caused two turnovers and picked up 13 ground balls. Went 0/2 on faceoffs. Also committed eight turnovers and three penalties for 2:00.
  • Junior defenseman Joe Gifford (Notre Dame Prep) – Started all 14 games. Caused 13 turnovers and picked up 11 ground balls. Also committed eight turnovers and one penalty for 1:00.
  • Freshman attack Alec Gilhooly (Detroit Catholic Central) – Did not see game action.
  • Freshman midfielder Ben Gjokaj (Walled Lake Central) – Played in four of 14 games. Won 5/12 faceoffs, picking up two ground balls.
  • Redshirt freshman midfielder Brad Harris (Saline) – Played in three of 14 games. Took one Shot (on goal).
  • Sophomore midfielder Andy Hebden (Brother Rice) – Played in 11 of 14 games. Scored two Goals on eight Shots (five on goal) and picked up one ground ball. Also committed three turnovers.
  • Redshirt freshman midfielder JD Hess (Birmingham Seaholm) – Played in all 14 games. Took one Shot, caused eight turnovers and picked up 17 ground balls. Also committed six turnovers and two penalties for 2:00.
  • Senior midfielder Joe MacLean (Detroit Country Day) – Played in 12 of 14 games. Took one Shot, caused one turnover, and picked up one ground ball. Also committed one turnover.
  • Freshman defenseman Bryan Matney (Ann Arbor Pioneer) – DId not see game action.
  • Sophomore attack Nick Melucci (Northville) – Played in 11 of 14 games. Took four Shots (three on goal) and picked up 11 ground balls. Also committed four turnovers.
  • Senior LSM Tim Robertson (Notre Same Prep) – Played in four of 14 games. Did not accrue any statistics.
  • Senior midfielder Drew Schupbach (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) – Played in two of 14 games. Scored a Goal on his only Shot, caused one turnover, and picked up two ground balls. Also committed one turnover and one penalty for 0:30.
  • Junior midfielder Thomas Sible (Forest Hills Central) – Played in all 14 games. Caused four turnovers and picked up nine ground balls. Also committed seven turnovers and one penalty for 0:30.
  • Sophomore midfielder Mike Spuller (Dexter) – Played in ten games. Picked up two ground balls. Also committed two turnovers and two penalties for 4:00.
  • Senior attack Tyler Staruch (Brighton) – Played in one game. Did not accrue any statistics.
  • Freshman attack Adam Susalla (Birmingham Seaholm) – Did not see game action.
  • Senior D/LSM Mike Wenderski (UD-Jesuit) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore defenseman Jordan Yono (Detroit Catholic Central) – Played in 13 of 14 games, starting two. Won 8 of 27 faceoffs, picking up 20 ground balls, and caused four turnovers. Also committed six turnovers.

Georgetown (4-10, 1-5 Big East)

  • Senior midfielder Grant Fisher (Brother Rice) – Played in 12 of 14 games, starting five. Scored eight Goals on 28 Shots (16 on goal), added two assists, caused one turnover and picked up four ground balls. Also committed nine turnovers and two penalties for 2:00.

Hartford (6-9, 1-4 America East)

  • Freshman defenseman Bennett Dipzinski (Forest Hills Northern) – Did not see game action.

Marquette (6-10, 4-2 Big East)

  • Redshirt sophomore midfielder K.C. Kennedy (Brother Rice) – Played in eight of 16 games. Won 25 of 54 faceoffs (a team-best .463), picking up 13 ground balls, and took one Shot. Also committed one turnover.
  • Sophomore attack Henry Nelson (Brother Rice) – Played in 13 of 16 games. Scored two Goals on six Shots (five on goal), added two Assists, and picked up three ground balls. Also committed three turnovers.

Michigan (5-11, 1-3 ECAC)

  • Freshman midfielder Brian Archer (Brighton) – Did not see game action.
  • Junior defenseman Mack Gembis (Cranbrook) – Started 14 of 16 games. Scored a Goal on his only Shot, caused 14 turnovers, and picked up 20 ground balls. Also committed three turnovers.
  • Sophomore attack Riley Kennedy (Brother Rice) – Played in 10 of 16 games. Scored four Goals on 15 Shots (12 on goal), added three Assists, and picked up three ground balls. Also committed three turnovers.
  • Junior attack Will Meter (Brother Rice) – Played in 13 of 16 games. Scored three Goals on 18 Shots (10 on goal), added an Assist, and picked up six ground balls. Also committed five turnovers.
  • Junior midfielder Thomas Orr (Detroit Catholic Central) – Played in all 16 games. Scored a Goal on four Shots (two on goal), caused two turnovers and picked up 10 ground balls. Also committed three turnovers and six penalties for 8:00.
  • Senior midfielder Tom Sardelli (Notre Dame Prep) – Played in two of 16 games. Scord a Goal on three Shots (one on goal).
  • Senior LSM Dakota Sherman (Cranbrook) – Played in all 16 games. Took four Shots (three on goal), caused 12 turnovers, and picked up 23 ground balls. Also committed three turnovers and one penalty for 1:00.
  • Sophomore defenseman Chris Walker (Brother Rice) – Started all 16 games. Caused 10 turnovers and picked up 32 ground balls. Also committed one turnover and two penalties for 2:00.
  • Redshirt junior defenseman Max Zwolan (Ann Arbor Pioneer) – Played in two of 16 games. Caused one turnover and picked up one ground ball.

Notre Dame (12-6, 2-3 ACC, NCAA Finalist)

  • Freshman midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started all 18 games. Scored 28 Goals on 94 Shots (59 on goal), added five assists, caused one turnover, and picked up 16 ground balls. Also committed 11 turnovers and three penalties for 1:30.

Ohio State (6-8, 3-1 ECAC)

  • Senior midfielder Nick Diegel (Northville) – Played in three of 14 games. Took one Shot on goal and recorded one Assist. Also committed one turnover.

Penn (11-4, 4-2 Ivy League, NCAA Tournament first round)

  • Freshman goalie Ahmed Iftikhar (Detroit Country Day) – Did not see game action.

Richmond (6-11, 2-3 Atlantic Sun, NCAA play-in game)

  • Freshman attack J.P. Forester (Brother Rice) – Played in all 17 games, starting 16. Scored 28 Goals on 95 Shots (60 on goal), added three Assists, caused one turnovers, and picked up 24 ground balls. Also committed 32 turnovers and four penalties for 2:00.

Robert Morris (5-9, 204 NEC)

  • Freshman attack Kento Nakano (Rockford) – Scored a Goal on two Shots (both on goal) and picked up one ground ball.

Rutgers (8-8, 3-3 Big East)

  • Sophomore midfielder Jacob Coretti (East Grand Rapids) – Played in seven of 16 games. Recorded three Assists and took three Shots (two on goal). Also committed four turnovers.

Sacred Heart (6-9, 4-2 NEC)

  • Junior midfielder Joe Kemp (Troy Athens) – Played in 11 of 15 games, starting eight. Won 71 of 156 faceoffs (a team-best .455), picking up 43 ground balls, scored a Goal on seven Shots (five on goal), and notched three Assists. Also committed seven turnovers.

St. John’s (7-7, 3-3 Big East)

  • Freshman midfielder David Stafford (Mattawan) – Did not see game action.

VMI (2-12, 1-4 Atlantic Sun)

  • Junior midfielder Andrew Erber (Dexter) – Played in all 14 games, starting six. Scored two Goals on 26 Shots, added an Assist, caused one turnover and picked up 13 ground balls. Also committed 11 turnovers and three penalties for 2:00.

Yale (9-5, 3-3 Ivy League)

  • Freshman midfielder John Lazarsfeld (Ann Arbor Greenhills) – Played in three of 14 games. Went 0/1 on faceoffs and picked up two ground balls.

Corrections, discussion, etc. in the comments. Up next: the All-GLS team 2014.

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The Next Level: July 20, 2014

Hey, so the season has been over for a couple months now, yeah? The final set of games since last I updated the performances of Michigan natives playing D-1 lacrosse…

Air Force 14, Ohio State 7 (ECAC Tournament)

  • Senior attack Tommy McKee (Holt) – Started, scored two Goals on three Shots, added an Assist, and picked up a ground ball. Also committed two turnovers and one penalty for 1:00.

Air Force 9, Fairfield 8 (ECAC Tournament)

  • Senior attack Tommy McKee (Holt) – Started, recorded two Assists, took six Shots, and picked up three ground balls. Also committed one turnover.

Air Force 13, Richmond 5 (NCAA play-in game)

  • Senior attack Tommy McKee (Holt) – Started, scored two Goals on seven Shots (five on goal), and picked up three ground balls. Also committed one turnover.

Air Force 9, Duke 20 (NCAA Tournament)

  • Senior attack Tommy McKee (Holt) - Started, scored two Goals on seven Shots, picked up four ground balls, and caused one turnover. Also committed three turnovers and one penalty for 1:00.

Boston University 11, Duke 16

  • Freshman midfielder Greg Marzec (Brother Rice) – Won his only faceoff attempt.

Canisius 11, Siena 14 (MAAC Tournament)

  • Freshman midfielder Steve Wizniuk (Warren De La Salle) – Did not see game action.

Detroit 9, Marist 11 (MAAC Tournament)

  • Junior attack Brandon Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep) – Started and scored a Goal on four Shots (all on goal). Also committed three turnovers.
  • Freshman attack Kyle Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Junior midfielder Mike Birney (Detroit Catholic Central) – Started and scored a Goal on seven Shots (five on goal). Also committed one turnover.
  • Junior defenseman Matt Burnett (Clarkston) – Did not see game action.
  • Redshirt senior midfielder Tyler Corcoran (South Lyon) – Went 0/3 on faceoffs.
  • Sophomore LSM Nick Demattia (Clarkston) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Junior midfielder Scott Drummond (Birmingham Seaholm) – Started and scored a Goal on four Shots (all on goal).
  • Redshirt freshman goalie Connor Flynn (Rockford) – Did not see game action.
  • Senior midfielder Nick Garippa (Notre Dame Prep) – Picked up one ground ball.
  • Junior defenseman Joe Gifford (Notre Dame Prep) – Started, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Freshman attack Alec Gilhooly (Detroit Catholic Central) – Did not see game action.
  • Freshman midfielder Ben Gjokaj (Walled Lake Central) – Did not see game action.
  • Redshirt freshman midfielder Brad Harris (Saline) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore midfielder Andy Hebden (Brother Rice) – Took one Shot on goal.
  • Redshirt freshman midfielder JD Hess (Birmingham Seaholm) – Picked up one ground ball.
  • Senior midfielder Joe MacLean (Detroit Country Day) – Did not see game action.
  • Freshman defenseman Bryan Matney (Ann Arbor Pioneer) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore attack Nick Melucci (Northville) – Picked up two ground balls.
  • Senior LSM Tim Robertson (Notre Same Prep) – Did not see game action.
  • Senior midfielder Drew Schupbach (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) – Did not see game action.
  • Junior midfielder Thomas Sible (Forest Hills Central) – Picked up one ground ball.
  • Sophomore midfielder Mike Spuller (Dexter) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Senior attack Tyler Staruch (Brighton) – Did not see game action.
  • Freshman attack Adam Susalla (Birmingham Seaholm) – Did not see game action.
  • Senior D/LSM Mike Wenderski (UD-Jesuit) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore defenseman Jordan Yono (Detroit Catholic Central) – Picked up two ground balls.

Marquette 6, Villanova 9 (Big East Tournament)

  • Redshirt sophomore midfielder K.C. Kennedy (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore attack Henry Nelson (Brother Rice) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.

Michigan 5, Fairfield 12 (ECAC Tournament)

  • Freshman midfielder Brian Archer (Brighton) – Took one Shot.
  • Junior defenseman Mack Gembis (Cranbrook) – Started, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Sophomore attack Riley Kennedy (Brother Rice) – Scored a Goal on two Shots (both on goal). Also committed two turnovers.
  • Junior attack Will Meter (Brother Rice) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Junior midfielder Thomas Orr (Detroit Catholic Central) – Picked up one ground ball.
  • Senior midfielder Tom Sardelli (Notre Dame Prep) – Did not see game action.
  • Senior LSM Dakota Sherman (Cranbrook) – Took one Shot on goal and picked up one ground ball.
  • Sophomore defenseman Chris Walker (Brother Rice) – Started and picked up two ground balls.
  • Redshirt junior defenseman Max Zwolan (Ann Arbor Pioneer) – Did not see game action.

Notre Dame 18, Army 17

  • Freshman midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started, scored two Goals on five Shots (three on goal), added an Assist, and picked up two ground balls. Also committed one turnover.

Notre Dame 13, Harvard 5 (NCAA Tournament)

  • Freshman midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started, scored two Goals on six Shots (three on goal), and picked up one ground ball. Also committed one turnover and one penalty for 0:30.

Notre Dame 14, Albany 13 (OT) (NCAA Tournament)

  • Freshman midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started, scored two Goals on five Shots (three on goal), and picked up one ground ball. Also committed one turnover.

Notre Dame 11, Maryland 6 (NCAA Final Four)

  • Freshman midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started, recorded one Assists, took four Shots (all on goal), and picked up two ground balls. Also committed two turnovers.

Notre Dame 9, Duke 11 (NCAA Title game)

  • Freshman midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) - Started and scored five Goals on nine Shots (eight on goal).

Ohio State 7, Air Force 14 (ECAC Tournament)

  • Senior midfielder Nick Diegel (Northville) – Took one Shot.

Penn 11, Cornell 10 (Ivy League Tournament)
Penn 7, Harvard 5 (Ivy League Tournament)
Penn 11, Drexel 16 (NCAA Tournament)

  • Freshman goalie Ahmed Iftikhar (Detroit Country Day) – Did not see game action.

Richmond 14, Mercer 6 (Atlantic Sun Tournament)

  • Freshman attack J.P. Forester (Brother Rice) – Scored two Goals on four Shots (three on goal), added two assists, and picked up one ground ball. Also committed one turnover and one penalty for 0:30.

Richmond 8, High Point 7 (Atlantic Sun Tournament)

  • Freshman attack J.P. Forester (Brother Rice) – Started and took four Shots (three on goal). Also committed two turnovers.

Richmond 5, Air Force 13 (NCAA play-in game)

  • Freshman attack J.P. Forester (Brother Rice) – Started and scored a Goal on three Shots (all on goal). Also committed four turnovers.

Rutgers 7, Denver 14 (Big East Tournament)

  • Sophomore midfielder Jacob Coretti (East Grand Rapids) – Did not see game action.

Sacred Heart 8, Bryant 12 (NEC Tournament)

  • Junior midfielder Joe Kemp (Troy Athens) – Went 0/5 on faceoffs.

Yale 9, Harvard 10

  • Freshman midfielder John Lazarsfeld (Ann Arbor Greenhills) – Did not see game action.

Corrections, comments, discussion, and scorelines from other divisions can be shared in the comments.

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Scores and Schedule: May 12, 2014

Haven’t been able to provide consistent updates here (obviously). Trying to get back on track soon.

Wednesday’s Scores

Division-3 Men

Adrian 13, Aurora 22

Collegiate Club Women

Michigan 9, Towson 8

High School Boys

Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 14, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 10
Ann Arbor Skyline 17, Temperance Bedford 4
Brighton 17, Huron Valley-Lakeland 5
Tecumseh 16, Chelsea 5
Grosse Pointe South 17, Warren De La Salle 8
Dexter 17, Grosse Ile 3
Bay City Central 7, Houghton Lake 4
Howell 10, Waterford 3
Ypsilanti Lincoln 8, Belleville 7
Saline 14, Ann Arbor Huron 5
South Lyon 17, Walled Lake Western 3
Hartland 12, Walled Lake Central 2
Grand Blanc @ Walled Lake Northern

High School Girls

Grand Rapids Catholic Central 13, Forest Hills United 8
Hartland 16, Brighton 15 (OT)
Grand Haven 18, Comstock Park 2
Cranbrook-Kingswood 16, Detroit Country Day 2
East Lansing 25, Lansing Waverly 4
Birmingham United 12, Grosse Pointe South 8
Huron Valley United 6, Grand Blanc 6
Williamston-Haslett 17, DeWitt 0
DeWitt 14, Holt 7
Grand Rapids Christian 18, Hudsonville 4
Lake Orion 8, Rochester Adams 5
Rochester 19, Farmington Hills Harrison 11
Plymouth 16, Northville 11
Portage Northern 8, Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn 9 (2OT)
East Grand Rapids 11, Rockford 10
South Lyon United 7, Salem 3
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 9, Farmington 7
Tecumseh 9, Sylvania (Ohio) Southview 20
Troy 10, Troy Athens 9
Waterford United 9, Walled Lake United 8
West Bloomfield 17, Oxford 14
Northview 7, Holland West Ottawa 6
Ann Arbor Skyline @ Temperance Bedford

Thursday’s Scores

Collegiate Club Women

Michigan 9, Pittsburgh 11
Oakland 6, UNC Club 12

High School Boys

Auburn Hills Avondale 12, Detroit Southeastern 2
Comstock Park 10, Hudsonville 7
DeWitt 8, Lansing Waverly 4
West Bloomfield 8, Farmington North-Harrison 6
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 8, Forest Hills Eastern 3
Forest Hills Northern 19, Holland West Ottawa 7
Flint Powers 11, Davison 7
Forest Hills Central 16, East Grand Rapids 13
Grand Rapids Christian 6, Northview 3
Holland Christian 14, Caledonia 6
Holt 16, Grand Ledge 2
Bay City Western 16, Saginaw Heritage 6
Lake Orion 13, Bloomfield Hills 6
Spring Lake 11, Lowell 10
Midland 18, Bay City Central 1
Cranbrook 16, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 7
Novi 13, Canton 11
Battle Creek Pennfield 16, Battle Creek Lakeview 7
Mattawan 13, Portage Northern 12
Portage Central 20, Kalamazoo United 3
Rochester Adams 15, Rochester 5
Clarkston 19, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 4
L’Anse Creuse North 9, Romeo 7
Ann Arbor Greenhills 11, Royal Oak Shrine 2
Royal Oak 10, Oxford 3
Grandville 14, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 3
Ann Arbor Pioneer 7, Sylvania (Ohio) Southview 12
Troy 11, Troy Athens 10
Utica Eisenhower 19, L’Anse Creuse 5
Utica Stevenson 15, Port Huron United 8
Madison Heights Bishop Foley 15, Warren Cousino 5
Haslett-Williamston 16, East Lansing 1
Warren Mott-Sterling Heights 17, Utica 2
Zeeland 20, Grand Rapids South Christian 2

High School Girls

Flint Powers 17, Flushing 2
Hartland 24, Waterford United 4
Okemos 18, Ann Arbor Skyline 2
South Lyon United 7, Novi 4

Friday’s Scores

Collegiate Club Women

Michigan 5, Georgia 15
Oakland 11, Cortland Club 8
Oakland 11, Denver Club 9

High School Boys

Ann Arbor Skyline 8, Saline 8
Tecumseh 9, Temperance Bedford 0
Rochester Adams 10, Bloomfield Hills 7
Dexter 16, Chelsea 6
Forest Hills Northern 13, Brighton 5
Grosse Pointe North 9, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 4
Huron Valley-Lakeland 8, Grand Blanc 7
Bay City Western 7, Lapeer, West-East 4
South Lyon 10, Northville 8
Birmingham 18, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 2
Davison 14, Swartz Creek 6
West Bloomfield 13, Warren Mott-Sterling Heights 11
Plymouth 8, Walled Lake Western 7
Ann Arbor Pioneer @ Ann Arbor Huron
Henry Ford II @ L’Anse Creuse North

Friday’s Scores

Ann Arbor Pioneer 16, Forest Hills United 11
Ann Arbor Huron 14, Dexter 10
Caledonia 10, Lake Forest (Ill.) 6
Williamston-Haslett 10, East Lansing 9
Mattawan United 17, Kalamazoo Central 5
Midland Dow 11, Lake Orion 7
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 10, Farmington Hills Harrison 9
Okemos 18, DeWitt 3
Rochester 18, Grosse Pointe University Liggett 4
Huron Valley United 16, Walled Lake United 7
Bloomfield Hills @ Detroit Country Day
Ann Arbor Skyline @ Saline
Temperance Bedford @ Tecumseh

Saturday’s Scores

Division-3 Women

Adrian 14, Augustana 22

Collegiate Club Women

Michigan 15, UC Santa Barbara 19
Oakland 7, Utah 14

High School Boys

Canton 11, Ann Arbor Huron 6
Ann Arbor Skyline 15, Toledo (Ohio) St. John’s 4
Brother Rice 12, Detroit Catholic Central 8
Clarkston 21, Lake Orion 4
East Grand Rapids 7, Detroit Country Day 6
Grand Ledge 10, East Lansing 5
Utica Eisenhower 14, Grosse Pointe North 6
Grand Haven 14, Holland Christian 7
Grandville 12, Hudsonville 5
GrandRapids Catholic Central 18, Kalamazoo United 4
Petoskey 4, Mattawan 3
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 9, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 4
Novi 10, Troy Athens 6
Okemos 17, DeWitt 4
Oxford 14, Bay City Western 2
Salem 8, Plymouth 7
Romeo 15, Rochester 11
Midland 14, Rockford 10
Zeeland 18, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 0
Portage Central 12, Spring Lake 11 (OT)
Monroe St. Mary-Catholic Central 12, Ypsilanti Lincoln 6
Troy 14, Royal Oak 5
Henry Ford II 15, Anchor Bay Fairview 3
Walled Lake Western 13, Walled Lake Northern 8
Haslett-Williamston 13, Holt 5

High School Girls

Caledonia 14, Brighton 6
Caledonia 12, Bloomfield Hills 11
Novi 14, Canton 11
Bloomfield Hills 9, Grand Rapids Catholic Central 5
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 11, Brighton 5
East Grand Rapids 16, Ann Arbor Pioneer 5
East Grand Rapids 13, Lake Forest (Ill.) 7
Grand Rapids Christian 20, Mattawan United 11
Grand Haven 12, Portage Northern 11 (2OT)
Ann Arbor Pioneer 8, Lake Forest (Ill.) 9
Bloomfield Hills Marian 15, Sacred Heart Academy 13
Midland Dow 14, Dexter 11
Livonia Ladywood 19, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 8
Oxford @ Saginaw Heritage

Today’s Schedule

Collegiate Club Men

Grand Valley State v. Montana State @ UC-Irvine
Michigan State v. Texas @ UC-Irvine

High School Boys

Novi @ Brighton
Grosse Pointe University Liggett @ Detroit Southeastern
Ann Arbor Greenhills @ East Lansing
Farmington @ Farmington North-Harrison
Northville @ Hartland
Salem @ Huron Valley-Lakeland
South Lyon @ Howell
Saline @ Ypsilanti Lincoln
Davison @ Lapeer West-East
Portage Northern @ Mattawan
Battle Creek Pennfield @ Portage Central
Anchor Bay Fairview @ Port Huron United
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek @ Rochester
Grosse Pointe South @ Romeo
Bay City Central @ St. Clair United
Saginaw Heritage @ Swartz Creek
Temperance Bedford @ Tecumseh
Clarkston @ Troy
Auburn Hills Avondale @ Henry Ford II
Kalamazoo United @ Vicksburg
Plymouth @ Walled Lake Central

High School Girls

Bloomfield Hills Marian @ Ann Arbor Huron
Tecumseh @ Temperance Bedford
Bloomfield Hills @ Birmingham United
Flint Powers @ Flint Carman-Ainsworth
Rockford @ Caledonia
Lowell @ Comstock Park
Lansing Waverly @ East Grand Rapids
Farmington Hills Harrison @ Farmington
Grandville @ Grand Rapids Christian
Northview @ Grand Haven
Cranbrook-Kingswood @ Livonia Ladywood
Swartz Creek @ Lake Orion
Oxford @ Midland Dow
Farmington Hills Mercy @ Pontiac Notre Dame Prep
Williamston-Haslett @ Okemos
Ann Arbor Pioneer @ Sacred Heart Academy
West Bloomfield @ Saginaw Heritage
Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard @ Saline
Hartland @ Salem
Rochester Adams @ Rochester Hills Stoney Creek
Clarkston @ Troy Athens
Hudsonville @ Holland West Ottawa

Corrections, omissions, etc. always appreciated in the comments. Also use the comments for discussion of today’s action.

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Scores and Schedule: May 7, 2014

Throwin’ it waaaaay back to last Thursday to recap what’s happened. Bear with me, this’ll be a long one.

Thursday’s Scores

Division-1 Men

Michigan 5, Fairfield 12
Detroit 9, Marist 11

Division-1 Women

Michigan 8, Ohio State 12

Division-3 Men

Albion 20, Trine 5
Adrian 19, Olivet 6

High School Boys

St. Clair United 8, Anchor Bay Fairview 4
West Bloomfield 10, Auburn Hills Avondale 3
Flint Powers 17, Bay City Central 0
Madison Heights Bishop Foley 15, Ann Arbor Greenhills 5
Brighton 18, Grand Blanc 4
Clarkston 15, Troy Athens 6
Oxford 13, Farmington North-Harrison 1
Troy 17, Farmington 3
Davison 14, Saginaw Heritage 6
Forest Hills Eastern 12, Grand Rapids Christian 3
Grosse Pointe North 10, L’Anse Creuse North 6
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 8, Lowell 4
Grandville 16, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 1
Holland Christian 11, Caledonia 4
Holt 10, Lansing Waverly 5
Hudsonville 8, Comstock Park 7
Battle Creek Lakeview 17, Kalamazoo United 5
L’Anse Creuse 11, Romeo 10
Lake Orion 12, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 6
Midland 13, Bay City Western 3
Spring Lake 13, Northview 0
Portage Central 18, Battle Creek Pennfield 13
Portage Northern 12, Vicksburg 11 (OT)
Port Huron United 15, Warren Cousino 2
Royal Oak 5, Rochester 4
Zeeland 17, Grand Rapids South Christian 5
Monroe St. Mary-Catholic Central 4, Dearborn Divine Child 3
Henry Ford II 15, Utica 5
Grosse Pointe South 12, Utica Eisenhower 9
Warren Mott-Sterling Heights 11, Utica Stevenson 7
Haslett-Williamston 11, DeWitt 3

High School Girls

Williamston-Haslett 9, DeWitt 7
East Lansing 16, Grand Ledge 7
Grosse Pointe South 20, Grosse Pointe North 6
Brighton 15, Grand Blanc 8
South Lyon United 13, Novi 6
Flint Powers 11, Saginaw Heritage 9
Tecumseh 5, Sylvania (Ohio) Northview 16
Bloomfield Hills Marian 21, Troy Athens 7
Holt @ Lansing Waverly
Farmington Hills Harrison @ Grosse Pointe University Liggett

Friday’s Scores

Division-1 Women

Detroit 15, Elon 11

Division-2 Women

Grand Valley State 24, Findlay 7

Division-3 Women

Adrian 16, Alma 7

Collegiate Club Men

Michigan State 5, Pittsburgh 2
Davenport 22, Central Michigan 4
Grand Valley State 8, Siena Heights 1

High School Boys

Ann Arbor Skyline 9, Ann Arbor Huron 5
Ann Arbor Pioneer 13, Temperance Bedford 1
Swartz Creek 11, Bay City Central 3
Bloomfield Hills 6, Massillon (Ohio) Jackson 11
Brother Rice 9, Carmel (Ind.) 8
Canton 11, Plymouth 6
Detroit Country Day 8, Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier 2
Detroit Catholic Central 14, Forest Hills Central 13
Grosse Pointe North 12, Grosse Pointe University Liggett 6
Hartland 12, Huron Valley-Lakeland 6
Chelsea 8, Ypsilanti Lincoln 6
Novi 17, Walled Lake Western 5
Okemos 14, Warren De La Salle 11
Oxford 15, West Bloomfield 2
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 9, Royal Oak 8
Northville 12, Salem 8
Tecumseh 15, Dexter 3
Howell 13, Walled Lake Central 6
Walled Lake Northern 18, Waterford 4
Haslett-Williamston 16, Mattawan 3
UD-Jesuit 10, Thomas Worthington (Ohio) 16
Birmingham 8, Hudson (Ohio) Western Reserve Academy 7 (OT)

High School Girls

Rochester Adams 16, Waterford United 11
Ann Arbor Huron 15, Ann Arbor Skyline 4
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 10, Hartland 9
Grand Haven 19, Grandville 9
Forest Hills United 21, Huron Valley United 6
Troy 17, Lake Orion 11
Mattawan United 26, Grand Ledge 6
Bloomfield Hills 13, Farmington Hills Mercy 12
Rockford 9, Medina (Ohio) 12
Rochester 12, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 12 (OT)
Troy Athens 14, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 8
Dexter 19, West Bloomfield 10
Comstock Park @ Holand West Ottawa

Saturday’s Scores

Division-3 Men

Adrian 9, Albion 8

Collegiate Club Men

Michigan State 11, Davenport 10
Grand Valley State 11, Dayton 6

High School Boys

Okemos 18, Ann Arbor Greenhills 2
Bay City Western 12, Auburn Hills Avondale 1
Walled Lake Western 9, Bowling Green (Ohio) 4
Birmingham 8, Thomas Worthington (Ohio) 13
Brother Rice 11, Detroit Country Day 9
Detroit Catholic Central 20, Warren De La Salle 7
Clarkston 21, Holland Christian 8
Cranbrook 16, Massillon (Ohio) Jackson 12
Flint Powers 8, DeWitt 7 (2OT)
Dearborn Divine Child 12, Royal Oak Shrine 5
East Grand Rapids 18, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 8
Traverse City Central 10, Farmington North-Harrison 4
Battle Creek Harper Creek 6, Grand Rapids Christian 5
Grand Rapids Christian 11, Traverse City West 2
Grand Haven 8, Holland 4
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 11, Northview 4
Troy 11, Holt 5
Hudsonville 17, Grand Rapids South Christian 1
Holland West Ottawa 12, Spring Lake 5
Lansing Waverly 10, Ann Arbor Huron 4
South Lyon 13, Lake Orion 5
Canton 15, Lapeer West-East 1
Midland 17, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 6
Portage Central 15, Portage Northern 6
Rochester 13, Port Huron United 11
Forest Hills Eastern 9, Rockford 7
Rochester Adams 15, Romeo 5
UD-Jesuit 2, Sewickley (Pa.) Shadyside Academy 5
Grosse Ile 4, St. Clair United 1
Ann Arbor Skyline 8, Sylvania (Ohio) Southview 5
Troy Athens 10, Saline 5
Traverse City Central 13, Farmington 6
Comstock Park @ Muskegon Reeths-Puffer
L’Anse Creuse @ Warren Cousino

High School Girls

Clarkston 15, Lake Orion 11
Grosse Pointe South 16, Cranbrook-Kingswood 8
East Grand Rapids 5, Medina (Ohio) 10
Birmingham United 11, Lake Forest (Ill.) 10
Birmingham United 10, Lombard (Ill.) Montini 21
Grand Rapids Christian 21, Northview 3
Portage Northern 20, Mattawan United 11
Bloomfield Hills Marian 14, Sacred Heart Academy 10

Sunday’s Scores

Division-1 Women

Detroit 4, Jacksonville 18

Division-2 Women

Grand Valley State 10, Tiffin 6

High School Girls

East Grand Rapids 16, New Albany (Ohio) 9

Monday’s Scores

High School Boys

Tecumseh 18, Bowling Green (Ohio) 3
Birmingham 12, Bloomfield Hills 6
Brother Rice 25, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 1
Cadillac 11, Bay City Central 4
South Lyon 15, Canton 6
Okemos 14, DeWitt 4
Royal Oak 10, Farmington North-Harrison 9
Davison 12, Grand Blanc 8
Hartland 18, Walled Lake Northern 8
Brighton 10, Howell 9
Forest Hills Central 12, Holland West Ottawa 4
Ypsilanti Lincoln 14, West Bloomfield 11
Midland 13, Flint Powers 5
Northville 11, Plymouth 6
Romeo 6, Grosse Pointe North 4
Novi 13, Salem 3
Chelsea 15, Swartz Creek 7
Walled Lake Central 15, Waterford 11

High School Girls

Ann Arbor Pioneer 19, Temperance Bedford 1
Rockford 10, Grand Rapids Catholic Central 7
Dexter 19, Tecumseh 7
East Grand Rapids 9, Caledonia 8
Farmington Hills Mercy 17, Farmington 7
Waterford United 15, Grand Blanc 5
Grand Rapids Christian 22, Lowell 6
Hartland 26, Walled Lake United 3
Brighton 16, Huron Valley United 9
Mattawan United 21, Lansing Waverly 12
Northview 21, Comstock Park 0
Salem 19, Novi 7
Farmington Hills Harrison 18, Oxford 15
Canton 10, Plymouth 8
Forest Hills United 19, Portage Northern 10
Flint Powers 12, Midland Dow 8
Rochester 15, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 12
South Lyon United 10, Northville 9
Cranbrook-Kingswood 17, Troy Athens 5
Birmingham United 17, Troy 10
Bloomfield Hills @ Rochester Adams
Holland West Ottawa @ Grandville
Hudsonville @ Grand Haven
Kalamazoo Central @ Grand Ledge
West Bloomfield @ Rochester Hills Stoney Creek

Yesterday’s Scores

High School Boys

Mattawan 12, Battle Creek Lakeview 6
Brother Rice 15, UD-Jesuit 8
Detroit Catholic Central 16, Warren De La Salle 12
Detroit Country Day 18, Clarkston 9
Zeeland 9, Comstock Park 7
East Grand Rapids 13, Grand Haven 8
Forest Hills Eastern 9, Northview 6
Haslett-Williamston 17, Grand Ledge 3
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 16, Grand Rapids Christian 5
Portage Northern 11, Holland 2
Holland Christian 7, Spring Lake 2
Holt 16, East Lansing 5
Hudsonville 13, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 2
Holland West Ottawa 15, Rockford 9
Grosse Pointe South 16, L’Anse Creuse 5
Oxford 7, Lansing Waverly 6 (OT)
Utica Eisenhower 15, L’Anse Creuse North 5
Lake Orion 9, Rochester 8 (2OT)
Davison 15, Lapeer West-East 6
Caledonia 11, Lowell 7
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 13, Dearborn Divine Child 3
Port Huron United 18, St. Clair United 2
Troy 9, Rochester Adams 7
Grandville 13, Grand Rapids South Christian 1
Troy Athens 12, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 5
Warren Mott-Sterling Heights 12, Henry Ford II 9
Portage Central 17, Vicksburg 4
Utica Stevenson @ Anchor Bay Fairview
Dexter @ Belleville
Farmington @ Huron Valley-Lakeland
Utica @ Warren Cousino

High School Girls

Holt 10, East Lansing 8
Bloomfield Hills Marian 24, Grosse Pointe North 3
Williamston-Haslett 23, Grand Ledge 2
Livonia Ladywood 17, Warren Regina 5
Saline 6, Notre Dame Academy (Ohio) 13
Okemos 13, DeWitt 3
Sacred Heart Academy 12, Farmington Hills Mercy 11

Today’s Schedule

Division-3 Men

Adrian v. Aurora

Collegiate Club Women

Michigan v. Towson

High School Boys

Madison Heights Bishop Foley @ Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard
Ann Arbor Skyline @ Temperance Bedford
Huron Valley-Lakeland @ Brighton
Tecumseh @ Chelsea
Grosse Pointe South @ Warren De La Salle
Grosse Ile @ Dexter
Bay City Central @ Houghton Lake
Waterford @ Howell
Belleville @ Ypsilanti Lincoln
Salem @ Plymouth
Ann Arbor Huron @ Saline
Walled Lake Western @ South Lyon
Hartland @ Walled Lake Central
Grand Blanc @ Walled Lake Northern

High School Girls

Grand Rapids Catholic Central @ Forest Hills United
Flint Powers @ Ann Arbor Huron
Ann Arbor Skyline @ Temperance Bedford
Hartland @ Brighton
Novi @ Canton
Grand Haven @ Comstock Park
Detroit Country Day @ Cranbrook-Kingswood
Birmingham United @ Grosse Pointe South
Huron Valley United @ Grand Blanc
Grand Rapids Christian @ Hudsonville
Bloomfield Hills Marian @ Livonia Ladywood
Rochester Adams @ Lake Orion
Rochester @ Farmington Hills Harrison
Northville @ Plymouth
Portage Northern v. Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn
East Grand Rapids @ Rockford
Salem @ South Lyon United
Farmington @ Rochester Hills Stoney Creek
Tecumseh @ Sylvania (Ohio) Southview
Troy Athens @ Troy
Walled Lake United @ Waterford United
Oxford @ West Bloomfield
Northview @ Holland West Ottawa

Corrections, omissions, etc. always appreciated in the comments. Also use the comments for discussion of today’s action.

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The Will: Michigan Lacrosse 2014

Obviously a bit behind on content this week (should be rectified in the next couple days), but a very cool video about the 2014 Michigan team:

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Scores and Schedule: May 1, 2014

The final day of April, and a day away from some serious D-1 conference tournament action.

Yesterday’s Scores

Division-3 Women

Adrian 22, Albion 10
Alma 15, Calvin 8

High School Boys

Ann Arbor Skyline 12, Ann Arbor Pioneer 8
Rochester Adams 19, Auburn Hills Avondale 2
Saline 14, Temperance Bedford 4
Brother Rice 15, Warren De La Salle 7
Chelsea 10, Monroe St. Mary-Catholic Central 9 (2OT)
Plymouth 12, Farmington North-Harrison 4
Forest Hills Central 10, Detroit Country Day 9 (OT)
Hartland 14, Grand Blanc 3
Mattawan 17, Battle Creek Harper Creek 9
Northville 16, Canton 9
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 11, Orchard Lake St Mary’s 5
Novi 17, South Lyon 7
Howell 17, Walled Lake Northern 3
Grosse Pointe North @ L’Anse Creuse
Dexter @ Ypsilanti Lincoln
Swartz Creek @ Lapeer West-East
Brighton @ Walled Lake Central
Huron Valley-Lakeland @ Waterford

High School Girls

Bloomfield Hills Marian 13, Cranbrook-Kingswood 11
Livonia Ladywood 17, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 2
Lake Orion 14, Oxford 12
Ann Arbor Pioneer 17, Ann Arbor Skyline 4
Huron Valley United 21, Waterford United 15
Grand Rapids Christian 18, Holland West Ottawa 4
Caledonia @ Forest Hills United
Birmingham @ Rochester Adams
Temperance Bedford @ Ann Arbor Huron
Walled Lake United @ Brighton
Salem @ Canton
East Grand Rapids @ Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Bloomfield Hills @ Clarkston
Grandville @ Comstock Park
Rochester @ Farmington
Hartland @ Grand Blanc
Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard @ Warren Regina
Northview @ Hudsonville
West Bloomfield @ Farmington Hills Harrison
Northville @ Novi
Farmington Hills Mercy @ Sacred Heart Academy
Plymouth @ South Lyon United
Saline @ Tecumseh
Swartz Creek @ Lansing Waverly

Today’s Schedule

Division-1 Men

Michigan v. Fairfield, 5 p.m. @ Ohio State. Preview.
Detroit v. Marist, 7 p.m. @ Marist. Preview.

Division-1 Women

Michigan v. Ohio State @ Northwestern

Division-3 Men

Albion v. Trine
Adrian v. Olivet

High School Boys

St. Clair United @ Anchor Bay Fairview
West Bloomfield @ Auburn Hills Avondale
Flint Powers @ Bay City Central
Ann Arbor Greenhills @ Madison Heights Bishop Foley
Grand Blanc @ Brighton
Troy Athens @ Clarkston
Oxford @ Farmington North-Harrison
Troy @ Farmington
Saginaw Heritage @ Davison
Forest Hills Eastern @ Grand Rapids Christian
L’Anse Creuse North @ Grosse Pointe North
Lowell @ Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Muskegon Reeths-Puffer @ Grandville
Caledonia @ Holland Christian
Lansing Waverly @ Holt
Comstock Park @ Hudsonville
Battle Creek Lakeview @ Kalamazoo United
Romeo @ L’Anse Creuse
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek @ Lake Orion
Bay City Western @ Midland
Spring Lake @ Northview
Portage Central @ Battle Creek Pennfield
Vicksburg @ Portage Northern
Warren Cousino @ Port Huron United
Rochester @ Royal Oak
Zeeland @ Grand Rapids South Christian
Dearborn Divine Child @ Monroe St. Mary-Catholic Central
Henry Ford II @ Utica
Grosse Pointe South @ Utica Eisenhower
Warren Mott-Sterling Heights @ Utica Stevenson

High School Girls

Williamston-Haslett @ DeWitt
Grand Ledge @ East Lansing
Grosse Pointe North @ Grosse Pointe South
Brighton @ Grand Blanc
Farmington Hills Harrison @ Grosse Pointe University Liggett
South Lyon United @ Novi
Flint Powers Catholic @ Saginaw Heritage
Tecumseh v. Sylvania (Ohio) Northview
Bloomfield Hills Marian @ Troy Athens
Holt @ Lansing Waverly

Corrections, omissions, etc. always appreciated in the comments. Also use the comments for discussion of today’s action.

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MAAC Tournament Preview: Marist

Detroit managed a one-goal win over Marist at Titan Field last time out, but this time, the Red Foxes are hosting, and the stakes are even higher. The Red White and Blue will have to come ready to play – but the start to a miracle run like they had last season is far from out of the question.

Marist

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The TempoFreeLax.com numbers displayed here are up to date for this season. Marist’s strength of schedule has improved (shockingly, since they’re played some conference dregs since facing Detroit), which is partially to account for some of the improvements below.

Marist 2014
Pace 60.00 (54)
Poss% 51.15 (23)
Off. Eff. 38.85 (19)
Def. Eff. 38.16 (62)
Pyth% 46.55 (39)

Marist has improved in every aspect since last they faced the Titans. They’re playing at about the same speed, but controlling more of that possession, meaning that valuing whatever possessions Detroit can get will be at a premium (GULP!).

The defense is still really bad, even though it’s taken incremental steps since the last time these teams faced. If Detroit wants to win, Detroit has to score.

…that’s partially because the Marist offense is borderline elite. Although Detroit mostly kept the Red Foxes in check last time out, that’s been the exception rather than the rule for Marist.

Add it all up, and you have a middling program nationally, which places it among the best in the MAAC. Marist isn’t so far behind 1-seed Siena in that department.

When Last We Met

Detroit dug an early 5-1 hole, but clawed back with consistent scoring and a defense that started to step up after the first quarter. The Titans controlled the fourth quarter to open a 12-10 lead, then Marist scored with four minutes left to insert some late-game drama. Detroit was dominated in possession (32/73), but was the better team in both ends of the field, leading to the victory.

You can see my recap of that game here.

Offense

From last time, with updates and comments afterward.

Marist has five guys with double-digit points, and all of them are between 22-30 total on the year. That quintet is responsible for the vast majority of the scoring, and there’s a precipitous dropoff after that.

The main feeder is freshman attack J.D. Recor, who has nine goals and 21 assists on the year, tying him for the team lead with 30 points. He’s the only player with significant playing time to put up more assists than goals.

Sophomore attack Joseph Radin is tied with Recor in total points, though his distribution is very different. He has 26 goals and four assists on the season. The third starting attackman is Colin Joka, a junior with 20 goals and four assists.

Junior midfielders Drew Nesmith (20G, 2A) and Mike Begley (14G, 8A) are tied with 20 points, and they’re the final double-digit scorers to date for the Red Foxes. Fellow junior Patrick Eaker is physically intimidating at 6-0, 200, but even though he’s started all nine games, he has just two goals on seven shots. He’s going to be more prominently mentioned in the next section.

Marist is still a five-man offense, full stop. There is a 14-goal total drop from No. 1 to No. 5, and a 23-goal gap between No. 5 and No. 6. If you have enough to slow those guys down, the offense suddenly looks a lot less elite.

Pouring goals on weak Marquette, Manhattan, and Monmouth defenses (among others) has overrated the Marist offense to a degree, since other programs will gladly call off the dogs. That’s not Marist being poor sports, though – they’ve needed to put up that much scoring to win thanks to an extremely porous defense.

Defense

More from last time out:

Dave Scarcello has been Marist’s main goalie, earning most of the starts and playing all but just over 60 minutes on the year. His save percentage of .484 is pretty poor, but it’s better than backup Brian Corrigan, who is at .261. That’s not a weird sample size deal, with 66 minutes across four games and two starts on the year. Goalie play (and, as always, you don’t know how much they’re being sold out by those in front of them) has been poor.

Juniors Nick Struble, Karl Kreshpane, and Mike Collins are the starting defensemen (though two of Strubles starts have gone to freshman Frankie Brier). Struble and Kreshpane have five CTs each on the year, with eight ground balls apiece. LSM Jesse Brown is the bigger takeaway guy with six caused turnovers and 13 ground balls on the year.

Detroit should be able to succeed in the same ways they did last time. That should include some EMO action, as we’ll see shortly. Shayne Adams saw the previous Marist game start a hot streak, so he should either continue it or open opportunities for other Titans.

Special Teams

…and this aspect:

Marist is a good faceoff team, with sophomore Dominic Montemurro at .555 on draws, picking up more than a third of his ground ball opportunities on those. SSDM Patrick Eaker is also a big threat coming off the wing, allowing Marist to be really good in this area of the game. Given that it’s one with which Detroit regularly struggles, it may spell trouble.

Marist is an excellent clearing team (helping their offense be successful, I guess), failing just over 7% of the time. They make it up coming the other way though, choosing not to emphasize the ride and causing failed clears at about the same rate. Other than not giving possessions away, their emphasis in the possession game is more about the faceoffs.

Marist commits a ton of penalties (nearly twice as many as opponents), and that’s despite most of the possession in games coming in their own sticks – meaning fewer opportunities to commit infractions. They also stink at stopping the opponent EMO, allowing goals nearly 40% of the time. Going the other way, they score barely more than a quarter of the time. A clean game plays to their advantage.

Detroit was smoked on faceoffs last time out, but it feels like they’re playing with more bullets in their chamber to close the season. With Tyler Corcoran healthy, there’s an option to mix it up between he and Damien Hicks (and possibly include other guys). Wing play has been the bigger issue on faceoffs this season.

Despite a hesitance by Marist to ride, Detroit gave up plenty in the clearing game last time (America’s least  surprising development). If UDM can not kill themselves in that aspect – no small task, apparently – the Titans should be able to make up a possession shortage.

Marist plays dirty, Detroit rocks the EMO better than any team in the country. This will be an opportunity to score some goals. Detroit’s capitalizing on them could be the difference in the game.

Big Picture

Survive and advance. Everyone has forgotten that Detroit basically limped into the MAAC Tournament last year (they weren’t far off this year either, with the loss to Manhattan meaning they didn’t control their own destiny on the regular season’s final day). They won two games there, gave Notre Dame a tough test in the NCAA Tournament, and suddenly the narrative of last year became that they were the best team in program history.

The same can happen this year. With two straight wins – starting against Marist – this can again be labeled a successful season, despite the twists and turns it took to get there. Winning two games would also guarantee a .500 record on the year, and anything else would see UDM finish below that mark.

Predictions

The last game was a nail-biter, but with some easy things going Detroit’s way, it could have been a comfortable Titan win. The question is whether they can fix those things.

  • With more fully healthy options on faceoffs, Detroit should make some incremental improvement there, getting closer to 33% rather than barely clearing 25%. 
  • Speaking of “clearing,” Detroit absolutely must step up its game in that department. Marist pretty much does not ride, and most of the problems in the last game were avoidable by emphasizing clean play in that phase of the game. Even just getting yo 80% (equivalent with a bottom-eight team nationally in terms of season-long performance) would make a huge difference. I think the Titans will do that.
  • Marist’s offense will look to erase the mediocre performance that they had last time out, and I think they should be able to do it. Drew Nesmith scored once on 14(!!!!!) shots, and I don’t think that’s something you’ll see with regularity. Marist’s offense will be more of a test this time, and the lessened possession deficit will be huge.
  • Also huge will be the EMO. Detroit connected on two of four opportunities last time, and although that’s pretty good, it’s below their season average. Since Marist’s defense in general is bad, and the Red Foxes commit a ton of penalties, Detroit will have to step up its EMO game.
  • Jason Weber will be awesome. I should include this in every preview.

Even though last game was a very close one, and both teams had a lot to be upset about in terms of their performance, I think Detroit’s mistakes (or simple lack of success when it comes to faceoffs) are more correctable. Evening out the possession game just a bit and approaching season-long performance on EMO (.696) will see the Titans win a 13-10 game.

Discussion, predictions, etc. go in the comments.

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ECAC Tournament preview: Fairfield

Michigan’s first-ever postseason action will take place tomorrow evening. It’s something of a tall task – the 4-seed Wolverines take on 1-seed Fairfield in the first round of the ECAC Tournament – but U-M has already played Fairfield close once this year, as well.

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The TempoFreeLax.com numbers displayed here are up to date for this season. Fairfield was the top-ranked ECAC team (a deserving one-seed), but played a middling schedule in comparison to the other teams that made the Little dance (except Air Force, which played a very weak schedule).

Fairfield 2014
Pace 59.79 (55)
Poss% 51.73 (19)
Off. Eff. 36.06 (15)
Def. Eff. 29.10 (22)
Pyth% 70.68 (14)

Fairfield really slows it down, and they’ve improved their ability to control those possessions since playing Michigan. They’re now in the top third of the nation in possession percentage, despite only being OK on faceoffs and generally ignoring their ride.

The offense has dropped slightly since Michigan played them last (with the Wolverines’ second-half near-shutout of the Stags playing a role in that). They haven’t dropped far though, and are still in the elite range.

The defense has dropped off as well, and a bit more precipitously. They’re still top-third nationally, but not the top-ten unit they were when they rolled into Michigan Stadium. Still a very strong unit.

Add it all up, and – despite the No. 37 strength of schedule in the nation – the Stags are a solid top-15 team.

When Last We Met

Michigan dug an 8-4 deficit at halftime, but clawed back using consistent offense (two goals in each quarter) and lockdown defense in the second half – just one goal allowed, albeit the deciding one.

You can read my recap of the previous contest right here.

Offense

Quoting liberally from the earlier preview, with some updates noted at the end:

The 33-point man is junior attack Tristan Sperry. His points are pretty evenly distributed, with 18 goals and 15 assists. Linemate Colin McLinden is right behind him with 32 points, but might even be the team’s leading scorer if he hadn’t missed a game earlier this spring. He has 11 goals and 21 assists, so he’s your bigtime feeder.

Among true midfielders, TJ Neubauer (who has played in all 10 games but hasn’t started any, if for no other reason than to allow the many A/Ms to get on the field at once) is the leading scorer, with 21 goals and two assists. Jake Knostman has started every game, but has only nine goals and four assists, to close out the double-digit point scorers.

McLinden has passed Sperry as the Stags’ leading scorer, but the distributions between those two remain about the same: McLinden is assisting more, Sperry is scoring more (he’s actually a bit more lopsided in that direction by now). Neubauer is the third-leading scorer, with A/Ms Eric Warden and Dave Fleming right on his heels before Knostman.

Defense

Same story as above. Lots from the earlier preview:

Senior Greg Perraut is the team’s leader [in caused turnovers] with 10 on the year, though classmate Toby Armour, sophomore LSM Conor Barr, and even keeper(!) Jack Murphy have nine apiece. Junior Max Buchanan is the third longpole starter, though he has a pedestrian six turnovers on the year.

Freshman LSM Jay Walsh also plays significantly – only slightly less than Barr, and I would estimate both cycle through at close D on occasion, given the limited playing time for other poles – and actually has seven CTs on the year. Junior Bryan Barry is the top SSDM, with 17 ground balls and only two shots on the year. He’s not a takeaway guy with only two on the year, but a solid on-ball defender.

Murphy has played the vast majority of time between the pipes, and despite the overall quality of the Fairfield defense, he has a good-not-great save percentage of .549 (below .600 is still great, but .560 or so is my cutoff for great). If you can get enough good shots on the guy, you can score. Of course, that’s not super-easy to do, and for a team like Michigan, it might be particularly tough.

Murphy’s save percentage has dropped a bit as the Stags’ defense has declined slightly, and Fairfield is also allowing more shots per possession, though there are fewer possession opportunities than before for opponents.

Special Teams

From before:

Fairfield’s mediocrity in the possession game is actually harmed by a ton of struggles on faceoffs, and this should be a matchup that the Wolverines dominate. Leading specialist Michael Roe is only .406, and No. 2 Louis DiGiacomo hits only slightly better at .436. If Brad Lott doesn’t solidly beat both of them (and both should play), it either on account of poor GB play by himself and the wings, or a sign that he’s still not consistent enough to succeed regularly.

Fairfield’s clear is very good, No. 13 in the country, but they’ve faced primarily poor rides to date, so the evidence one way or the other is not established. Given that Michigan is able to ride pretty hard should they desire (albeit giving up a goal 25% of the time or so), there might be an opportunity there. Coming the other way, the Stags are content to give a little pressure and let the opponent mess things up for themselves. Michigan might be susceptible to that, but they won’t see a hard ride.

Brad Lott had his lunch money taken against Fairfield – 7/20 – and with an average performance out of him in that game (which is well above average for a standard FOGO), Michigan would have had a real opportunity to win the game. He’s mercurial at this point, and mastering the matchup is almost a matter of chance as much as skill.

The Stags’ clear has gotten better and their ride worse, so expect more of the same in this one. Penalties haven’t been a major factor for the Stags all year – including the previous game against Michigan – so I’ll excise that preview portion.

Big Picture

Michigan is basically playing with house money at this point, since nobody expected them to win more than a few games and they were unanimously picked last in the league. A loss doesn’t harm them, but a win would be absolutely huge for the growth of the program.

That they came so close to the win last time will serve as a motivating factor – but that’s a two-way street. Michigan wants to close the deal this time, while Fairfield wants to show that the razor’s-edge victory in The Battle at the Big House was a fluke. An angry Fairfield team might have a bit more motivational boost than a confident Michigan team.

Should the Wolverines win, they’d also be on the verge of the NCAA Tournament, looking to avenge a second loss against the winner of the Ohio State-Air Force game on the other side of the bracket.

Predictions

Fairfield was better over the course of the year than they were against Michigan, but U-M also happened to do some things poorly that they’re generally expected to do. There should be some major intrigue in this one.

  • Brad Lott gets back toward his season-long faceoff performance (.540), and though he won’t hit that number, getting within a couple draws of 50/50 should rectify the possession shortage Michigan had last time around.
  • Fairfield isn’t going to go through a 28-minute goal drought this time around. For Michigan to succeed, they need to balance that out by not giving up a big early lead themselves. Having some opportunity to control possessions early should help that (Lott was 3/13 in the first half last time).
  • McLinden will have a big day in the assist department. He only had three last time out (in a low-scoring game), and will probably take that as a personal challenge to step his game up. Sperry will be the primary boat shoe beneficiary of that, with four goals.
  • I have more faith in Fairfield’s offense to adjust to Michigan’s defense (which has had some holes this year) than in Michigan’s to adjust and produce even more this time around. I do think a Wolverine will score a hat trick once more, but it won’t be David Joseph. The Stags might put a bit more focus on Joseph since he was the leading scorer last time, opening things up for other middies or the attackmen.

I think Fairfield’s season-long performance (and Michigan’s, for that matter) will say more about the outcome of this game than the previous contest’s result. Fairfield has more personnel and schematic things to tinker with by simple virtue of having more history and recruiting. They’ll come out looking to prove last time was a fluke, and have a more resounding Stags win by a 13-7 score.

Feel free to use the comments for questions, discussion, and your own predictions.

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Scores and Schedule: April 30, 2014

The final day of April, and a day away from some serious D-1 conference tournament action.

Yesterday’s Scores

High School Boys

Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 16, Dearborn Divine Child 6
Clarkston 14, Bloomfield Hills 3
Cranbrook 16, Detroit Catholic Central 11
Forest Hills Eastern 9, Caledonia 6
Comstock Park 8, Grandville 7
UD-Jesuit 12, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 5
East Grand Rapids 12, Grand Haven 3
Grosse Pointe South 10, L’Anse Creuse North 7
Grand Rapids Christian 6, Grand Rapids Catholic Central 5
Holland Christian 11, Spring Lake 7
Zeeland 9, Hudsonville 5
Lansing Waverly 7, East Lansing 5
Lowell 9, Northview 5
Okemos 12, Grand Ledge
Rochester Adams 11, Oxford 5
Portage Northern 11, Battle Creek Lakeview 8
Rochester 16, Auburn Hills Avondale 2
Forest Hills Northern 18, Rockford 4
Troy 16, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 1
Royal Oak 9, West Bloomfield 7
Henry Ford II 10, Warren Cousino 3
Haslett-Williamston 8, Holt 6
Warren Mott-Sterling Heights 17, Madison Heights Bishop Foley 3
Port Huron United @ Anchor Bay Fairview
Flint Powers @ Bay City Western
Belleville @ Chelsea
Brother Rice @ Warren De La Salle
St. Clair United @ Detroit Southeastern
Forest Hills Central @ Holland West Ottawa
Saginaw Heritage @ Lapeer West-East
Kalamazoo United @ Battle Creek Pennfield
Notre Dame Prep @ Royal Oak Shrine
Grand Rapids South Christian @ Muskegon Reeths-Puffer
Romeo @ Utica Eisenhower
Utica @ Utica Stevenson

High School Girls

East Lansing 17, Lansing Waverly 7
Okemos 17, Grand Ledge 0
Saline @ Temperance Bedford
Cranbrook-Kingswood @ Bloomfield Hills
Midland Dow @ Flint Carman-Ainsworth
Williamston-Haslett @ Holt
Grosse Pointe South @ Grosse Pointe University Liggett
Northville @ Ann Arbor Skyline

Today’s Schedule

Division-3 Women

Albion @ Adrian
Calvin @ Alma

High School Boys

Ann Arbor Skyline @ Ann Arbor Pioneer
Rochester Adams @ Auburn Hills Avondale
Saline @ Temperance Bedford
Monroe St. Mary-Catholic Central @ Chelsea
Plymouth @ Farmington North-Harrison
Detroit Country Day @ Forest Hills Central
Grand Blanc @ Hartland
Walled Lake Northern @ Howell
Grosse Pointe North @ L’Anse Creuse
Dexter @ Ypsilanti Lincoln
Swartz Creek @ Lapeer West-East
Battle Creek Harper Creek @ Mattawan
Canton @ Northville
Notre Dame Prep @ Orchard Lake St Mary’s
Novi @ South Lyon
Brighton @ Walled Lake Central
Huron Valley-Lakeland @ Waterford

High School Girls

Caledonia @ Forest Hills United
Birmingham @ Rochester Adams
Temperance Bedford @ Ann Arbor Huron
Walled Lake United @ Brighton
Salem @ Canton
East Grand Rapids @ Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Bloomfield Hills @ Clarkston
Grandville @ Comstock Park
Bloomfield Hills Marian @ Cranbrook-Kingswood
Rochester @ Farmington
Hartland @ Grand Blanc
Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard @ Warren Regina
Northview @ Hudsonville
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep @ Livonia Ladywood
West Bloomfield @ Farmington Hills Harrison
Northville @ Novi
Lake Orion @ Oxford
Farmington Hills Mercy @ Sacred Heart Academy
Ann Arbor Pioneer @ Ann Arbor Skyline
Plymouth @ South Lyon United
Saline @ Tecumseh
Huron Valley United @ Waterford United
Swartz Creek @ Lansing Waverly
Grand Rapids Christian @ Holland West Ottawa

Corrections, omissions, etc. always appreciated in the comments. Also use the comments for discussion of today’s action.

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The Next Level: April 29, 2014

Our weekly look at Michigan natives who are playing college lacrosse at division-1 institutions this spring. Air Force 10, Quinnipiac 15

  • Senior attack Tommy McKee (Holt) – Did not see game action

Bellarmine 13, Mercer 6

  • Freshman attack/midfield Graham Macko (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.

Canisius 7, Marist 13

  • Freshman midfielder Steve Wizniuk (Warren De La Salle) – Did not see game action.

Delaware 15, Massachusetts 7

  • Junior midfielder Bennett Packer (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.

Detroit 11, Monmouth 6

  • Junior attack Brandon Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep) – Started, scored a Goal on four Shots (two on goal), and added an Assist. Also added three turnovers.
  • Freshman attack Kyle Beauregard (Notre Dame Prep) – Played, but only made the scoresheet by committing one turnover.
  • Junior midfielder Mike Birney (Detroit Catholic Central) – Started, scored two Goals on five Shots (three on goal), added two assists, and picked up one ground ball. Also committed six turnovers.
  • Junior defenseman Matt Burnett (Clarkston) – Did not see game action.
  • Redshirt senior midfielder Tyler Corcoran (South Lyon) – Won 11 of 21 faceoffs, picking up seven ground balls, and took one Shot.
  • Sophomore LSM Nick Demattia (Clarkston) – Did not see game action.
  • Junior midfielder Scott Drummond (Birmingham Seaholm) – Started, scored a Goal on six Shots (three on goal), recorded one Assist, and picked up one ground ball.
  • Redshirt freshman goalie Connor Flynn (Rockford) – Did not see game action.
  • Senior midfielder Nick Garippa (Notre Dame Prep) – Played, but only made the scoresheet by committing two turnovers.
  • Junior defenseman Joe Gifford (Notre Dame Prep) – Picked up one ground ball.
  • Freshman attack Alec Gilhooly (Detroit Catholic Central) – did not see game action.
  • Freshman midfielder Ben Gjokaj (Walled Lake Central) - did not see game action.
  • Redshirt freshman midfielder Brad Harris (Saline) - did not see game action.
  • Sophomore midfielder Andy Hebden (Brother Rice) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Redshirt freshman midfielder JD Hess (Birmingham Seaholm) – Picked up one ground ball.
  • Senior midfielder Joe MacLean (Detroit Country Day) – Took one Shot.
  • Freshman defenseman Bryan Matney (Ann Arbor Pioneer) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore attack Nick Melucci (Northville) – Picked up two ground balls. Also committed one turnover.
  • Senior LSM Tim Robertson (Notre Same Prep) - did not see game action.
  • Senior midfielder Drew Schupbach (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) - did not see game action.
  • Junior midfielder Thomas Sible (Forest Hills Central) – Played, but only made the scoresheet by committing one turnover.
  • Sophomore midfielder Mike Spuller (Dexter) - did not see game action.
  • Senior attack Tyler Staruch (Brighton) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.
  • Freshman attack Adam Susalla (Birmingham Seaholm) - did not see game action.
  • Senior D/LSM Mike Wenderski (UD-Jesuit) – Did not see game act
  • Sophomore defenseman Jordan Yono (Detroit Catholic Central) – Picked up two ground balls.

Georgetown 8, Rutgers 12

  • Senior midfielder Grant Fisher (Brother Rice) – did not see game action.

Hartford 10, Stony Brook 14

  • Freshman defenseman Bennett Dipzinski (Forest Hills Northern) – Did not see game action.

Marquette 9, Denver 17

  • Redshirt sophomore midfielder K.C. Kennedy (Brother Rice) – Did not see game action.
  • Sophomore attack Henry Nelson (Brother Rice) – Picked up one ground ball.

Michigan 19, Robert Morris 10

  • Freshman midfielder Brian Archer (Brighton) – Did not see game action.
  • Junior defenseman Mack Gembis (Cranbrook) – Started, caused one turnover, and picked up three gorund balls.
  • Sophomore attack Riley Kennedy (Brother Rice) – Took four Shots (three on gol) and picked up one ground ball.
  • Junior attack Will Meter (Brother Rice) – Scored a Goal on his only Shot and picked up one ground ball.
  • Junior midfielder Thomas Orr (Detroit Catholic Central) – Picked up three ground balls.
  • Senior midfielder Tom Sardelli (Notre Dame Prep) – Scored a Goal on two Shots (one on goal)
  • Senior LSM Dakota Sherman (Cranbrook) – Took two Shots (one on goal) and picked up two ground balls.
  • Sophomore defenseman Chris Walker (Brother Rice) – Started, acused two turnovers, and picked up five ground balls. Also committed one turnover.
  • Redshirt junior defenseman Max Zwolan (Ann Arbor Pioneer) – Played, but did not accrue any statistics.

Notre Dame 6, Maryland 5

  • Freshman midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started, took four Shots (one on goal), and recorded one assist. Also committed one turnover.

Notre Dame 15, Syracuse 14

  • Freshman midfielder Sergio Perkovic (Brother Rice) – Started, scored two Goal on five Shots (three on goal), and picked up two ground balls.

Ohio State 5, Fairfield 7

  • Senior midfielder Nick Diegel (Northville) – Did not see game action.

Penn 15, Towson 9
Penn 17, St. John’s 10

  • Freshman goalie Ahmed Iftikhar (Detroit Country Day) – Did not see game action.

Richmond 6, VMI 7

  • Freshman attack J.P. Forester (Brother Rice) – Started, scored a Goal on five Shots (four on goal) and picked up one ground ball. Also committed four turnovers.

Robert Morris 10, Michigan 19

  • Freshman attack Kento Nakano (Rockford) – Scored a Goal on two Shots. Also committed one turnover.

Rutgers 12, Georgetown 8

  • Sophomore midfielder Jacob Coretti (East Grand Rapids) – Did not see game action.

Sacred Heart 14, Mount St. Mary’s 10

  • Junior midfielder Joe Kemp (Troy Athens) – Played, but did not see game action.

St. John’s 10, Penn 17

  • Freshman midfielder David Stafford (Mattawan) – Did not see game action.

VMI 7, Richmond 6

  • Junior midfielder Andrew Erber (Dexter) – Started and took one Shot. Also committed one turnover.

Yale 14, Quinnipiac 11
Yale 10, Harvard 11 (OT)

  • Freshman midfielder John Lazarsfeld (Ann Arbor Greenhills) – Did not see game action.

Corrections, comments, discussion, and statlines from other divisions can be shared in the comments.

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