MARQUETTE, Mich. – Junior Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) became the first player in Northern Michigan University Lacrosse program history to reach 100 career points in the team's return to the Superior Dome, but the Wildcats dropped the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference contest to Concordia University, St. Paul.
| REACHING 100
Ringlever achieved the milestone when she gave sophomore Bianca Kinder (Haslett, Minn.) an assist eight minutes into the game to tie it at 1-1. She went on to finish the game with six points, adding five goals to her effort which moved her to 92 career goals. She is now eight goals shy of achieving 100 career goals for another program first. The junior also has 13 assists for 105 career points.
| STAT LEADERS
In addition to Ringlever's five goals, freshman Emily Renfrew (Okemos, Mich.) added two goals. Sophomores Ellie Bahr (Crystal, Minn.) and Tess Kostelec (Columbia, Md.), and freshman Jessica Daniels (Brighton, Mich.) each added one goal.
Kinder had the first goal of the game for NMU and tied Renfrew for second on the team with three draw controls. Ringlever notched six draw controls to pace the team.
Freshman Jessica Close (Stafford, Va.) tallied two caused turnovers as NMU caused seven on the day.
In goal, freshman Cam Stilson (Brighton, Mich.) notched a career-high 18 saves.
| GETTING STARTED
The teams started the game scoreless for nearly the first seven minutes until CSP scored. A minute later, Ringlever found Kinder to tie the game at 1-1. Ringlever then added her first of the night to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead with 21:20 left in the half.
The Golden Bears answered with three goals before Daniels found the net on a free position shot. After two additional goals from CSP, Renfrew scored on the free position to make the score 6-4 with 10 minutes remaining.
Ringlever scored her second of the night at the 5:35 mark but the guest had already tallied three more goals and then added two more to take an 11-5 lead with 3:38 left in the half. Ringlever notched her third of the night with 1:40 on the clock but a CSP score with 15 seconds remaining gave the Golden Bears a 12-6 halftime lead.
| THE SECOND HALF
Ringlever started the second half with a goal just 50 seconds in, but CSP answered at the 23 minute mark. Renfrew scored her 19th of the season before a four-goal rally put the Golden Bears ahead 17-8.
Kostelec ended the rally with 12 minutes to go. After another CSP goal, Ringlever found the net for the 31st time this year to narrow the game to 18-10. The guest scored two more goals with Bahr scoring her 15th of the year with 1:43 to play to make the final score 20-11.
| UP NEXT
The Wildcats will move on quickly as they head to #22 Grand Valley State University Friday night for another GLIAC contest. They then visit Davenport University Sunday.