Wildcats Drop Upset Bid at #3 Lindenwood

Wildcats Drop Upset Bid at #3 Lindenwood

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.