It was another fairly easy win for Michigan over Mercer in the lone game of the night.
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If you were like me and only watched the first half of this game, that was fine. Because a 6-1 second quarter by the Michigan Wolverines was enough to propel them to an 11-6 victory over the Mercer Bears. Michigan led 10-2 at halftime. Sophomore Brent Noseworthy recorded his fourth hat-trick of the season and now leads the team in goals with 21. Ian King had two goals and two assists, while Decker Curran had a pair of goals and one assist. The assist was pretty sick while on man-up.
Patrick Tracy had two goals, including the one above. Rocco Sutherland recorded a career-high three assists to tie him for the team lead with nine helpers. Tommy Heidt made 11 saves in the win.
For Mercer, sophomore Lucas Wittenberg led the way for the Bears with two goals and one assist, while Scott Baird had two goals as well, and Michael Quinn contributed with two assists. Although freshman goaltender Bradley Hodoval made just four saves, four players recorded two caused turnovers in the game, including starter Gabe Anderson and Walker Ensor.
Michigan went three-for-three on the extra man, all of which were in the second quarter. They wrap up their Spring Break trip on Saturday at Furman, while Mercer is at NJIT next Friday.
Second half underway.— Michigan Lacrosse (@UMichLacrosse) March 3, 2017
Three games are on tap for tomorrow. The first day of the Midwest Lacrosse Classic occurs with Bellarmine playing Detroit Mercy at 3 pm, and Ohio State taking on host Marquette at 7 pm. Oh, and also at 3 pm, a nationally televised game on ESPNU between Johns Hopkins and Princeton. A.K.A., a battle of White Walkers.