MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan lacrosse team dropped a 19-7 decision to Walsh Friday night at the Superior Dome.
Graison Ringlever, Blair Osgood and Shelby Klotz had multi-point outings, but the Cavaliers outscored the Wildcats, 8-2, in the final 20 minutes of the first half to build what proved to be an insurmountable lead.
With 20:23 on the clock, Ringlever netted her second goal of the game to draw Northern Michigan within one, at 3-2. Walsh responded with a run of four answered goals, scored by four different players.
Klotz's team-leading 27th goal of the season capped the first half's scoring at the 1:14 mark. The Cavaliers entered the intermission with an 11-4 advantage.
The Wildcats scored two of the second half's first four goals to make it a 13-6 game. Walsh ultimately netted the final four goals of the contest.
Brianna Bangle made 21 saves, matching her career high set on March 31 at Concordia-St. Paul. She has now made at least 10 stops in seven-straight games, including all six of Northern Michigan's GLIAC contests.
Ringlever (3g), Osgood (2g), Klotz (1g-1a) and Angelica Bogden (1g) accounted for the Wildcats' seven goals, their most in a GLIAC game. Northern Michigan struck on three of its 11 free-position shots.
Ringlever led all players with five draw controls. Jordan Hanner picked up a team-best four ground balls.
Eight different Cavaliers posted at least one point. Walsh was paced by Maria Noble (4g-1a) and Aly Jajack (3g-2a).