Lacrosse Hosts Davenport Friday for Hawaiian Night

Lacrosse Hosts Davenport Friday for Hawaiian Night

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Lacrosse team for Northern Michigan University will host Davenport University Friday night on Hawaiian Night.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest begins at 7:30 p.m. and can be followed with live stats and video.

Follow @NMU_Wildcats on Twitter for continued coverage throughout the game.

GAME NOTES

Hawaiian Night: All fans are encouraged to wear their best Hawaiian shirt and grass skirt as they support the NMU lacrosse team. All fans wearing Hawaiian attire will receive access to the "Hawaiian Punch Garden" for free Hawaiian Punch.  Students will still receive free admission while tickets will be buy one get free for the game.

Leading the league: The Wildcats lead the GLIAC by shooting 52.5 this season.  Freshman Ellie Bahr (Crystal, Minn./Benilde St. Margarets) paces the team with a shooting percentage of 63.6 while freshman Emily Dvorak (Oconomowoc, Wis./Arrowhead) boasts a 59.6 shooting percentage.  Sophomore Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) is shooting at a 51.0% clip this year. 

Protecting the cage: The team features two goalkeepers found near the top of the GLIAC.  Senior Brianna Bangle (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) leads the conference with a save percentage of 49.5% in five games this year.  Freshman Emily Karbaum (Sudlersville, Md./Queen Annes) is third in the conference by posting 95 total saves in nine appearances.

Getting points: Dvorak leads the Wildcats with 28 goals this season and has six assists.  Ringlever has tallied 26 goals with two assists.  Bahr has 14 goals and two assists while freshman Bianca Kinder (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) rounds out the double-digit goal scorers with 11 goals and has added five assists this season.  Freshman Tess Kostelec (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) has posted eight goals and dished out five assists. 

Get the ball:  Ringlever boasts team highs in both ground balls and draw controls.  The second year player has collected 23 ground balls and 48 draw controls this season which are both better than her numbers last season, with five games still to play.  Sophomore Leiss Luyckx (Troy, Mich./Bloomfield Hills) paces the team with eight caused turnovers. 

NMU versus Davenport: The Wildcats visited the Panthers earlier this season but a late DU run forced the Wildcats to fall 17-11 on the road.  NMU will look to return the favor in the friendly confines of the Superior Dome.