Lacrosse to Visit #3 Lindenwood and Notre Dame

Lacrosse to Visit #3 Lindenwood and Notre Dame

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Lacrosse team will head to Lindenwood University and Notre Dame College for two games on the road.

The action starts Saturday as NMU visits Lindenwood for a 2 p.m. (EST) game with the Lions.  The game can be followed with live stats and video

The team then heads to Ohio where their will take on Notre Dame College at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.  Stats and video are not available as of this time.

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GAME NOTES

Last time out: The Wildcats opened their season with a nonconference matchup with Wheeling Jesuit University Sunday and took the Cardinals into double overtime.  NMU scored eight goals in the second half, including a goal with just 21 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. After the first six-minute overtime period, WJU scored just a minute into the next overtime, winning the game 14-13. 

Scoring leaders: Freshman Emily Dvorak (Oconomowoc, Wis./Arrowhead) led the Wildcats with four goals and added three assists in the team's opener.  Freshman Ellie Bahr (Crystal, Minn./Benilde St. Margarets) and freshman Bianca Kinder (Haslett, Mich.) added three goals each to the offense.  Sophomore Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) chipped in with two goals and an assist. 

New in net: Freshman goalkeeper Emily Karbaum (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Annes) made her debut in the cage and finished with 17 saves at a 54.8 clip. She also led the team with four ground balls and two caused turnovers. She was able to steal Cardinal passes while the ball was in the air on two separate occasions Sunday.

Controlling the draw: Ringlever led the team with five draw controls and is on her way to improving on her 30 from last season.  Kinder notched four and Dvorak ended the game with three draw controls. 

Making a run: Down by four in the second half, the Wildcats made a run to take a second half lead, including a 40-second stretch where they scored three goals. Kinder and Ringlever scored on free position shots to narrow the gap. Then Dvorak found Bahr at the 11:39 mark. 10 seconds later, Dvorak scored from Ringlever to tie the game at 10-10.  Then Bahr scored again 30 seconds later to give the Wildcats an 11-10 lead.  In total, NMU scored five goals in less than seven minutes.

NMU versus Lindenwood: Saturday will be the first-ever matchup between the teams.  The Lions are currently ranked #3 in Division II and are coming off a 15-4 victory over Tiffin University.

NMU versus Notre Dame:  Tuesday's contest will be the second meeting between the teams.  Last season, NMU defeated the Falcons 22-10, fueled by a 14-goal first half. This season, Notre Dame defeated Madonna University 16-4.  They will visit Millersville University Saturday.