ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The Northern Michigan University Lacrosse team visited Lindenwood University in a nonconference matchup but were unable to pull an upset over the third-ranked Lions, falling 18-4.
Leading the way for NMU was freshman Emily Dvorak (Oconomosoc, Wis./Arrowhead) with three goals on five shots. Sophomore Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) notched a goal and tied Dvorak with five shots. Ringlever also led the team with three ground balls.
Bianca Kinda (Haslett, Mich.) finished the game with a team-best five draw controls and tied junior Megan Palacio (Cumberland, R.I.) and freshman Shannon Walus (Brighton, Mich.) with two ground balls each.
In goal, freshman Emily Karbaum (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Annes) posted 15 saves.
The Lions scored two quick goals, but the Wildcats answered back with a goal from Dvorak at the 25:06 mark. 34 seconds later, Ringlever tied the score at 2-2. However, the hosts responded with 11-straight goals to take a 13-2 halftime lead.
In the second half, freshman Ellie Bahr (Crystal, Minn./Benilde St. Margarets) found Dvorak for her second goal of the game. Dvorak then scored her third goal of the game, and seventh of the season, with 17:17 to go in the game. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be enough as NMU fell 18-4 to the #3 Lions.
The Wildcats fall to 0-2 on the season while Lindenwood improved to 5-0. NMU returns to action Tuesday as they head to Notre Dame College in Ohio for another nonconference game. In last season's contest, Northern Michigan defeated the Falcons 22-10.