Wildcats Fall to #13 GVSU

Wildcats Fall to #13 GVSU

ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Lacrosse team took on #13 Grand Valley State University in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference matchup but fell to the league-leading Lakers. 

The Wildcats featured three players with goals, as sophomore Angelica Bogden (Clarkston, Mich./Lakeland) found the net in the first half, and sophomore Graison Ringlever (Mattawan, Mich.) and freshman Bianca Kinder (Haslett, Mich.) each scored a goal in the second half.

Ringlever paced the team with four shots while freshman Emily Dvorak (Oconomowoc, Wis./Arrowhead) notched two. Kinder and freshman Shannon Walus (Brighton, Mich.) finished the night with two ground balls each. Kinder also snagged five draw controls with Walus capturing four.

In the cage, senior Brianna Bangle (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) posted 10 saves.   

Bogden put NMU on the board with her seventh goal of the season just over four minutes into the game.  However, it would be the lone goal of the first half for the Wildcats and the team trailed 14-0 at halftime.

In the second half, Ringlever put in her 31st goal this year with 6:35 to go. With 1:19 remaining in the game, freshman Tess Kostelec (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) found Kinder for Kinder's 12th season goal.  However, the ranked Lakers proved too much for NMU and they took a 22-3 victory.

With the loss, NMU falls to 2-10 on the season and 1-8 in the GLIAC while GVSU improves to 11-4 overall and 9-1 in the conference.  The Wildcats look to bounce back Sunday as they take on Tiffin University at the University of Findlay.