Wildcats Fall at CSP

Wildcats Fall at CSP

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Northern Michigan University Lacrosse team finished their four-game Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road swing at Concordia University, St. Paul but fell to the Golden Bears 21-9.


Junior Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) is now just one shy of 100 career points as she finished with four goals and an assist to give her 99 career points. She added a team-best five draw controls as well.

Freshmen Aleya Speas (Castle Rock, Colo.) and Emily Renfrew (Okemos, Mich.) both added two goals while sophomore Ellie Bahr (Crystal, Minn.) notched one.

Sophomore Shannon Walus (Brighton, Mich.) and freshman Jessica Close (Stafford, Va.) tallied two ground balls each. In goal, freshman Cam Stilson (Brighton, Mich.) recorded 11 saves.


Facing a 3-0 deficit early in the first half, Speas received a pass from Ringlever to get NMU on the board. After two more goals from the Golden Bears, Ringlever and Bahr scored on free position shots to narrow the gap to a 5-3 deficit.

At the 17:16 mark, Ringlever scored her second of the day followed by Renfrew's goal a minute later to tie the score at 5-5.  The hosts answered with two goals before Ringlever scored again on a free position shot with 7:40 to go.

However, CSP ended the half on a three-goal run to take a 10-6 lead into halftime.


The Golden Bears scored two quick goals to open the second half then Ringlever scored her fourth of the game and 26th of the season. CSP responded with six-straight goals until Speas scored her 19th of the year with 16:16 to go in the game.

With 5:30 remaining, Renfrew found the net for her 17th of the season but the hosts had scored three more times to win 21-9.


The Wildcats return to action Wednesday and will look to avenge tonight's loss by playing CSP in the Superior Dome Wednesday night.