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Michigan Lacrosse: Yale Wins 13-7; UM's Ian King Sets Scoring Record

Although Ian King set a new scoring record, Michigan could not get past Yale.


In front of the biggest crowd yet this season (2,111) Michigan's Ian King broke the single season scoring record of 26 set by Trevor Yealy during Team One in 2012.

King's record-breaker came the way a record-breaker dramatic fashion--2:33 to go in the second quarter, in heavy traffic, and on a bounce shot no less. He's one special freshman, and Michigan is in very good hands with him on the team.

Special freshman or not, though, Yale scored the first three goals of the game. They were then followed up by David Joseph's 11th score of the season with 11:54 to go in the second. The Bulldogs, however, were able to go on two more three-goal runs; the second run was broken up by King's 26th and 27th goals of the season. Conrad Oberbeck and Jeff Cimbalista were the scorers on Yale's next run, while Kyle Jackson broke up that one with just under six and a half to go in the third quarter.

Michigan Yale
Goals-shot attempts 7-40 13-32
Shot % .175 .406
Shots on goal 21 23
SOG % .525 .719
Man-up opps 1-4 1-3
Ground balls 37 28
Turnovers 11 17
Caused turnovers 12 4
Face-offs 9-24 15-24
Clears 17-18 13-15
Saves 10 14
Penalties-minutes 5-4:00 6-5:30

Seven goals on forty shots is bad. What's worse is that over seventy percent of Yale's shots were on-goal. Seven out of ten times, Michigan's defense gave Yale solid looks at the cage. That's gross.

As has been the case all season, and is the lacrosse team's version of the football team's O-line, face-offs were once again terrible. Brad Lott was getting beaten by Dylan Levings all day, which allowed Yale to dictate the day's happenings. With six goals, the Bulldogs' Conrad Oberbeck was the leading scorer, followed by Jeff Cimbalista's four goals.

Michigan did do some things well, though. They were able to turn over the Bulldogs eight times more than Yale was able to do to Michigan; four of UM's twelve CTs came by way of freshman defenseman Andrew Hatton. Another freshman, Brendan Gaughan, was also a positive for the Wolverines; Gaughan scored two times on three shots and picked up one ground ball.

The final game of the regular season comes against the Robert Morris Colonials (5-8, 2-4) next week. Face-off is scheduled for 12:00 ET in Ann Arbor. It will be Senior Day, so make sure to find your way to Michigan Stadium and say thanks to some guys who helped create this program.

Stay tuned to Maize n Brew for a preview of next week's game and a brief preview of the ECAC tournament the following week.