Wolverines will travel east for a pair of road games

Wolverines will travel east for a pair of road games

03/16/2022 09:00:00

// Megan McIntosh

THIS WEEK

Friday 18th March — at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Md.), 2 p.m.

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Sunday March 20 — in Villanova (Villanova, Pennsylvania), noon
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ANN ARBOUR, Mich. — The 10th-ranked University of Michigan women’s lacrosse team will play two competitions this weekend, starting with the Big Ten conference opener Friday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at Johns Hopkins. The Wolverines will then wrap up the weekend on Sunday (March 20) with a noon non-conference game at Villanova.

Wolverine bites

• Michigan moved up to No. 10 in the IL/IWLCA coaches poll this week after a loss to No. 1. 11 Denver.

• Senior Kaitlyn Mead became the fifth Wolverine in Michigan history to reach 100 career draw checks. She had six against Denver (March 13) to bring her career total to 105.

• First-year student Julia Schwabe earned Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week honors after earning two assists and a game-tying check against Denver last weekend.

• Fifth year senior Caitlin Muir broke Michigan’s points record in the first week of the season and has 188 points (108 goals, 80 assists). Muir is also only the fourth player in Michigan women’s lacrosse history to score 100 career goals, joining Kim Coughlan, Jess Angerman and Anna Schueler after scoring four against Arizona State (February 18). In order to become the all-time goalscoring leader, Muir would need to score 16 goals in the 2022 season to pass Coughlan, who has scored 124 career goals.

• First-year student Kaylee Dyer made her presence known early and often in the 2022 season as she ranked second for the Wolverines with 20 points. Dyer has 11 goals, which ranks him fifth overall for Michigan, and nine assists, which ranks him second behind Muir. The Elkins Park, Pa., native has played in seven multi-point games this season with a career-high five points at Cincinnati (February 20).

Opponent Insights

John Hopkins

Michigan trails all-time series 1-5

Michigan and Johns Hopkins have played twice in the 2021 campaign, with the Blue Jays picking up both wins. The Wolverines will be looking for their first victory against JHU since the 2019 campaign when they beat the Blue Jays 16-11 at UM Lacrosse Stadium.

Johns Hopkins enters the Big Ten game with a 4-3 overall record and all three losses to ranked opponents. The Blue Jays are averaging 28.1 shots per game and have a .736 shooting percentage. Georgia Esmond leads the JHU offense with 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists), while five total players have double-digit points this year. Kathleen Garvey started all seven games in the cage, making 50 saves and posting a 10.14 goals-against average.

Villanova

Michigan trails all-time series 0-1

UM and Villanova have only met once before, with the Wildcats winning 20-7 in the 2014 season.

Villanova is 2-6 overall with its last loss to No. 4 Maryland. The Wildcats are outscored 102-78 and are averaging 23.6 shots per game. Caroline Curnal has a team high 16 goals, while Libby McKenna has 12 goals and Alex Tsahalis has 10. In the cage, Alexa Mora has started all eight games and has 79 saves and a goals-against average of 13, 03.

following

Saturday March 26 – vs. Northwestern (UM Lacrosse Stadium), 1 p.m. (TV: Big Ten Network)

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