By: Phillip Lutz, Sports Editor

The UM-Dearborn lacrosse team played against the No. 10 University of Saint Mary Spires on Tuesday at the Detroit Country Day Fieldhouse. The Spires defeated the Wolverines 15-9, dropping the Wolverines to 3-3 this season.

Coach Mike wagner said “The St. Mary game was our third game in four days so naturally we were tired.” He went on to say “overall the game was good, even in a loss. We struggled for a stretch in the second quarter that we couldn’t overcome.”

Senior Matthew Rosteck started the scoring for the Wolverines with goals at 13:53 and 4:58 and assists from sophomore Adam Ranck and junior Justin Brodzik. The Spires would also add two goals in the first, making it 2-2.

That was when the Spires would take over as they scored seven goals in the second quarter to just one from the Wolverines. Adam Ranck scored at 1:53 for the Wolverines with senior Hannibal Roda getting the assist. The Spires were firmly in control going into halftime with a 9-3 lead.

The Spires would not take their foot off the gas in the third quarter, adding four more goals to the Wolverines’ two. Sophomore Devon Callaghan added a power play goal at 13:15 assisted by senior Mitchell Stapleton.

“Callaghan is having a really nice season, and we are hopeful he can continue to produce as we get into conference play” Wagner said.

Adam Ranck added an unassisted goal with 18 seconds left in the third quarter, making the score 13-5 in favor of the Spires.

The fourth quarter was the Wolverines’ best of the day as they scored four goals and the Spires  two, giving the Spires the 15-9 win. Devon Callaghan scored a power play goal at 13:37 with an assist by sophomore Micah Rinke. Rinke got a power play goal of his own at 13:01 assisted by Justin Brodzik.

Adam Ranck got his third goal of the game at 6:08 assisted by Matthew Rosteck. The final Wolverine goal came at 4:03 as freshman Colin DeWitt scored unassisted.

Coach Wagner said about Adam Ranck “in the three games that he’s played, he’s factored in as a big contributor on offense.” He went on to say “He’s a big, physical player who isn’t afraid to throw his body around to get a loose ball. He’s got a fast shot, and a very quick release that surprises some goalies.”

The Wolverines lead in shots with 38-34 and face-offs won with 17-11. They tied the Spires in ground balls at 32-32 and turnovers at 18-18. The Spires led in saves with 13-9 and clears with 18-11.

The Wolverines play on Wednesday at 9 p.m. as they welcome in the No. 9 SCAD Savannah Bees at the Detroit Country Day Fieldhouse.

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