By JERAMY STOVER, Sports Editor
The University of Michigan-Dearborn lacrosse team had an early game on Sunday. And the Wolverines were hoping it was just a nightmare.
UM-Dearborn fell to Washington-St.Louis 10-7 in their second game of the season.
The Wolverines (1-1) got out to a good start leading 5-4 at the end of the first half. But the Bears (1-1) rallied back in the second half outscoring UM-Dearborn 3-1 in both quarters.
Hannibal Roda explained that his team didn’t quite play up to snuff.
“We didn’t play up to our capabilities and didn’t work together as a team. The end result was a loss in a game we should’ve won,” Roda said.
Still, early in the season you can expect some rust. And with a team as young as the Wolverines, you can expect difficulties with composure.
Roda added that composure was part of the problem.
“We lost our composure and couldn’t clear the ball,” Roda said. “When they tied things up we kept forcing looks that weren’t there resulting in turnovers.”
Freshman Brendan Salva scored two goals and one assist. Mitchell Stapleton and Matthew Rosteck each scored their first goals of the season with Stapleton notching two on the game. Roda contributed with a goal as well.
Freshman Jake Harrison had another solid game in the face-off circle winning 15 of the 21 draws he took.
The Wolverines will look to get back on track when they face Winona State Friday, Feb. 26 at the Detroit Country Day Fieldhouse