Happy Tuesday, folks. Welcome to Morning Brews. Many Michigan teams had their schedules affected by the weather this past weekend, but that didn’t stop them from wracking up a number of big wins. This morning we’re checking in with men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, and baseball, plus an old friend alert from the world of football.
Let’s get to it:
Men’s lacrosse picks up win at St. John’s. I’ve mostly highlighted the fast start of women’s lacrosse here in the Brews, but the men are no slouches either. This past Saturday the men traveled to New York to take on St. John’s and came away victorious. Decker Curran (4), Bryce Clay (3), and Kevin Mack (3) led the way in the goals department for the Wolverines en route to the 16-11 win. The win, the team’s second in a row, improves the squad to a 3-1 record. They’ll next face No. 4 Yale on Sunday.
Women’s lacrosse keeps win streak going. The other half of Michigan lacrosse kept their winning ways going as well, beating Cincinnati yesterday afternoon after weather caused the game to be postponed from its scheduled Sunday start time. The Wolverines stayed undefeated on the strength of a massive 15-goal offensive explosion in the second half against the Bearcats. Leading scorers for Michigan were Maggie Kane (5), Lilly Grass (5), and Caitlin Muir (4). The Wolverines are now 7-0 on the season, tying their win total from last season. They’ll be back in action against Kent State on Friday.
Softball bounces back with big weekend. Michigan softball may have turned the corner on their early season struggles with a series of big wins this past weekend at the Judi Garman Classic. On Friday, the Wolverines starting things off with a bang by topping No. 2 UCLA by the score of 3-1. After the Saturday games were canceled (weather), Michigan resumed their winning ways with a 4-2 victory over No. 5 Washington. The Wolverines capped off the weekend by beating Cal. State Northridge, 1-0. The trio of victories improves Michigan’s record to 9-8. They’ll next play in the ASU Invitational starting on Thursday.
Baseball wins series against Cal. State Northridge. They say all good things in life come to an end, and that’s usually also true in sports. After eight straight wins to open the season, the Wolverines dropped the second game of a double-header this past Sunday to pick up their first loss. At 8-1 however, the Wolverines are still off to a great start. Michigan topped Cal. State Northridge 2-1 to open the weekend. On Sunday, the Wolverines secured the first game, 4-2, but faltered in the second, 2-5. The team will be back in action this afternoon against Long Beach State.
The Bengals announced the hiring of defensive line coach Nick Eason, linebackers coach Tem Lukabu, offensive assistant Brad Kragthorpe, defensive quality contrl coach Jordan Kovacs, assistant strength and conditioning coach Todd Hunt and assistant... https://t.co/nl7LdekZOf— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) February 28, 2019
Jordan Kovacs has traded his role as a graduate assistant to Jim Harbaugh for a spot on the Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff. Kovacs, with Michigan for the past two seasons, will be a defensive quality control coach for new Bengals HC Zac Taylor. After playing his college ball at Michigan, Kovacs played three seasons in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins before spending some time on futures contracts (it’s kinda like a practice squad deal, but during the off-season). Kovacs joined Harbaugh’s staff in early 2017.