BY BENJAMIN DIXON, Managing Editor
The Wolves pull off their first win of the 2012 season, 8-7, over Northwood University on Wednesday night.
Defensive breakdowns allowed the Timberwolves to score on nearly every possession in the first quarter and would eventually take a 6-2 lead at the ten minute mark of the second quarter.
After a few key adjustments on the defensive end of the field, the Wolves completely shut down the Timberwolves offense for the next twenty-seven minutes of game play. During that span, the Wolves offense grinded away to take a 7-6 lead off a door step goal by junior attackman Dane Haskin, which was assisted by freshman midfielder Colten Lorenz. However, the Timberwolves answered back just thirty-two seconds later to tie the game at 7 with thirteen minutes remaining in the game.
What would be the game winning goal came unassisted from junior midfielder Kevin LaHaie at the seven minute mark of the fourth quarter.
Despite losing the face-off and ground ball battle, the Wolves man-up unit and clearing game was much improved from the first two matches of the season.
The offense was led by Haskin with 2 goals and 2 assists, and freshman Dylan Hatcher, with 3 goals and 1 assist. On the defensive side of the ball, freshman Alex Miller had countless take-aways, contributing to offensive possession to win the game.
The Wolves have a pair of home and away games this weekend. The Wolves will take on John Carroll Friday, March 30 at 7:00pm at Groves High School in Birmingham, MI, and Aquinas College on Saturday, March 31 at 2:00pm at Aquinas.