MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University's Lacrosse team hits the road this weekend to take on Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Davenport University Saturday afternoon.
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Last time out: The Wildcats hosted #18 Grand Valley State University Friday night in the team's first home game of the season. They then hosted Tiffin University on Sunday afternoon.
Taking advantage of opportunities: NMU is ranked fifth nationally with a .537 shooting percentage this season. They are also ranked 10th in Division II from the eight-meter, shooting .542 on free position shots.
Defending the net: Freshman Emily Karbaum (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Annes) is fifth in the conference with 51 total saves this season. Senior Brianna Bangle (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) is leading the league with a save percentage of .500.
Passing out assists: This year's NMU squad has already amassed more assists than last year's team did, having dished out 17 assists in 2018 as opposed to just 13 last season. Freshman Emily Dvorak (Oconomowoc, Wis./Arrowhead) has totaled six assists this season to lead the Wildcats.
Ringlever leads the attack: Sophomore Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) has been an important part of the team's offensive attack, as she routinely begins the team's offensive attempts. Ringlever leads the team with 15 ground balls and also has snagged a team-best 30 draw controls. She is also third on the team with five caused turnovers.
NMU versus Davenport: This will be the first matchup between the two schools. Davenport is currently 2-4 on the season and currently on a three-game losing streak. The Panthers host Concordia University, St. Paul on Thursday afternoon for their first home game of the season.