SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Shelby Klotz netted nine goals to lift the Northern Michigan lacrosse team to a 22-10 victory over Notre Dame (Ohio) Sunday afternoon at Mueller Field.
The Wildcats took command of the game early, scoring eight unanswered goals to build an 11-2 lead by the 14:29 mark of the first half. At halftime, their advantage remained at nine, with a score of 14-5.
Northern Michigan extended its lead to 12, at 18-6, by notching four of the second half's first five goals. Klotz found the back of the net twice in the final six minutes to bring the final score to 22-10.
Klotz's nine-goal effort was the best posted by a Wildcat during this inaugural season. The previous high was six, accomplished by Graison Ringlever on March 19 at Shepherd and by Jordan Hanner on March 7 against Concordia-St. Paul.
Klotz now has 23 goals in seven games, 10 more than the next Wildcat. She has posted five or more goals three times.
Brianna Bangle made four saves. Northern Michigan held a 25-14 edge in shots on goal and a 24-10 advantage in draw controls. The Wildcats also went 19 for 19 in clear attempts.
Darbie Barkman scored half of the Falcons' goals. Notre Dame (Ohio) moved to 1-3 on the season with the loss.
Northern Michigan, now 2-5, stays on the road next weekend. The Wildcats close non-conference action on March 31 with a rematch against Concordia-St. Paul and then begin GLIAC action on April 2 against McKendree.