Lacrosse Opens GLIAC Play in Superior Dome This Weekend

Lacrosse Opens GLIAC Play in Superior Dome This Weekend

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Lacrosse team begins Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference this weekend by hosting Davenport University Friday night and #20 Grand Valley State University Sunday afternoon.

WEEKLY NOTES

  FOLLOW ALONG

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Friday vs. Davenport: 5 P.M.

Video: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/nmu/
Live Stats: http://nmuwildcats.com/sports/wlax/2018-19/boxscores/20190315_6jm3.xml

Sunday vs. Grand Valley State: 12 P.M.

Video: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/nmu/
Live Stats: http://nmuwildcats.com/sports/wlax/2018-19/boxscores/20190317_8z2d.xml

  LAST TIME OUT

The Wildcats made their first road trip of the season last week but dropped the two games, including one in overtime, by a combined four goals. On Wednesday, they visited Wheeling Jesuit University and scored six-straight goals in a span of 10 minutes to pull within one goal, but the Cardinals managed to score two late goals and took an 18-15 lead. They then visited Lake Erie College Thursday and took the Storm into overtime but fell 18-17.

  LEADING THE WAY

The Wildcats are led by freshman Jessica Daniels (Brighton, Mich.), who leads the team with 16 goals. That total places her in a tie for fourth among the conference. Her four goals a game places her 26th in the country. She started her collegiate career with four goals against Albion College and #4 Lindenwood University. Against Lake Erie, she tallied a career-high five goals. 

  STOP IT

Freshman goalkeeper Cam Stilson (Brighton, Mich.) is atop the GLIAC leaderboard with 43 saves. She is fifth with 41.3% save percentage. Her total saves places her 23rd in the NCAA while her 10.75 saves per game is 15th nationally.

  PASS IT WELL

Sophomore Tess Kostelec (Columbia, Md.) paces the team with seven assists.  She started the year with four assists against Albion College then added one against #4 Lindenwood. The sophomore posted two last week. Her seven assists also places her fifth in the GLIAC.

  FREE POINTS

NMU leads the GLIAC in taking advantage of free position opportunities. The Wildcats have scored 18 free position goals which is double the number of anyone else in the league. Junior Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) is first on the team with six free position goals while freshman Aleya Speas (Castle Rock, Colo.) is right behind with five. The two are also one/two in the GLIAC.

Ringlever is ranked 22nd nationally with 1.5 free position goals while Speas is 27th with 1.25. As a team, the Wildcats are shooting 47.4% on free position attempts to rank 28th.

  NMU VERSUS DAVENPORT

The Wildcats defeated the Panthers last season in the Superior Dome for their first ever GLIAC victory, defeating Davenport 17-16. The teams are tied 1-1 in the all-time series.

  NMU VERSUS GVSU

The Wildcats seek their first win over regional power Grand Valley State as the Lakers hold a 3-0 lead over NMU all-time.