NMU Falls to #18 GVSU in Lacrosse Home Opener

NMU Falls to #18 GVSU in Lacrosse Home Opener

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Lacrosse team opened their home schedule Friday night and took on Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe and 18th-ranked Grand Valley State University. The game also served as the team's One Love Game, a game to support and bring awareness to the One Love Foundation, a foundation created to ensure others have information about the differenc between healthy relationships and unhealthy, potentially dangerous relationships. 

Freshman Tess Kostelec (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) led the Wildcats with two goals while sophomore Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) added one.  Ringlever also led the team with four ground balls and six draw controls

Freshman Emily Dvorak (Oconomowoc, Wis.) added three ground balls.  Ringlever and sophomore Leiss Luyckx (Troy, Mich./Bloomfield Hills) each caused one turnover. 

In goal, senior Brianna Bangle (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) notched nine saves while freshman Emily Karbaum (Suldersville, Md./Queen Annes) tallied eight. 

GVSU jumped out early and took a 10-0 lead before Ringlever scored the Wildcats' first goal.  Kostelec scored twice early in the second half, but it wouldn't be enough as NMU fell 22-3.

The Wildcats fall to 1-4 on the season and are now 0-2 in the GLIAC while the Lakers improved to 4-2, 2-0 in league play.  NMU will look to bounce back Sunday as they host Tiffin University in another GLIAC contest.