FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations
Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse
Event: Men’s Lacrosse
Site: Oosterbaan Field House, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Score: #13 Simon Fraser University 10, #1 University of Michigan 22
Record: SFU (1-3, 0-0 PNCLL), UM (4-0, 0-0 CCLA)
Next SFU Game: Sunday, March 14, 2010, 12:00pm EST – vs. #9 Michigan State University – East Lansing, MI (Ralph Young Field)
ANN ARBOR, MI (March 13, 2010) – No. 13 Simon Fraser (1-3, 0-0 PNCLL) travelled to Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday, March 12, losing 22-10 to the two-time defending MCLA National Champions, University of Michigan Wolverines (4-0, 0-0 CCLA). Despite a much improved effort, the Clan once again got down early and were unable to contain a potent Michigan offense who went on a 7-0 run the start the game. Attackmen Adam Foss (Cochrane, AB / Cochrane High School) with 1 goal, 4 assists and Chris Tessarolo (New Westminster, BC / New Westminster Secondary) with 4 goals, 1 assist led Fraser on offense with 5 points each, while sophomore midfield Rick Bezuidenhout (Campbell River, BC / Timberline Secondary) added 2 goals in the loss.
Michigan attackman Clark McIntyre (Little Silver, NJ / Rumson – Fair Haven) opened the scoring 22 seconds into the contest after a successful back cut left him wide open in front of the Clan cage. The Wolverines would add three more over a six minute span before UM junior Trevor Yealy (Pittsburgh, PA / Upper St. Clair) scored his first of the game at the 6:22 mark of the first quarter. Yealy would score his second of the game less than a minute later on the man-up and then complete the natural hat trick on the man-down to give Michigan the 7-0 advantage. Undeterred by the early deficit, Fraser continued to battle hard at both ends of the field with junior defender Luke Genereux (Port Coquitlam, BC / Terry Fox Secondary) finally getting SFU on the board by batting in a loose ball in front of the Wolverine net. Clan senior Ben Towner (Port Coquitlam, BC / Terry Fox Secondary) scored on the man-up to cut the Michigan lead to five before Foss scored with three seconds remaining to end the first quarter at a score of 7-3.
With SFU beginning to gain momentum, Michigan would again go on a run to start the second quarter. Senior midfield David Reinhard (East Lansing, MI (East Lansing) converted an opening face-off win to re-extend the Wolverine lead to four, leading to goals by Yealy and seniors Jamison Goldberg (Yorktown Heights, N.Y. (Yorktown) and Josh Ein (Potomac, MD / Bullis) to make the score to 11-3. Refusing to give up, Fraser would put together another three-goal run to close the UM lead back to five on goals by Bezuidenhout, Tessarolo and freshmen Colton Dow (Coquitlam, BC / Heritage Woods Secondary) before Michigan quickly answered back with a three-goal run of their own to end the half with a convincing score of 14-6.
Both teams came out hard to start the third frame with Tessarolo converting a feed from Foss, only 27 seconds into the quarter to start the second-half scoring. Michigan added two more before Bezuidenhout scored his second of the game to make the score 16-8. Unfortunately for the Clan, that would be as close as they would get as six more unanswered goals by the Wolverines pushed the UM lead into double digits before Tessarolo and Foss closed out the scoring for a 22-10 final.
SCORE BY QUARTER 1 2 3 4 Total
Simon Fraser 3 3 2 2 10
Michigan 7 7 5 3 22
– Six SFU players registered points: Foss 1g, 4a; Tessarolo 4g, 1a; Bezuidenhout 2g; Towner 1g, 1a; Dow 1g; Genereux 1g.
– Senior Mike Ripley (Saskatoon, SK / E.D. Feehan High School) started in net for the Clan playing 28:20 and making 11 saves with 14 goals against. Junior Dean Stewart (Duncan, BC / Claremont Secondary) came into the game at the 1:40 mark of the second quarter, playing 31:40 and making 12 saves with 10 goals against.
– LSM Luke Genereux scored the first goal of his collegiate career when he opened the Clan scoring at the 3:00 minute mark of the first quarter.
– SFU registered 44 ground balls. Freshman midfielder Frank Davalos (Moose Jaw, SK / Albert E. Peacock Collegiate) led the Clan with 7 ground balls, while seniors Foss and Russel Thomas (Nanoose Bay, BC / Ballenas Secondary) each added 5.
SFU Co-Head Coach Brent Hoskins
On Michigan: “Michigan plays a great team game but they also did a good job of exploiting individual match-ups tonight. Their play is very consistent and they challenge you to try and match their level of execution for a full 60 minutes. Thanks to Coach Paul and the Wolverines for hosting us in Ann Arbor.”
SFU Co-Head Coach Jeff Cathrea
On Simon Fraser: “In spite of the final score, we felt that there were lots of positives to build on tonight and we are proud of the way our athletes competed against a very tough opponent. We still have our work to do but there were also stretches of tonight’s game that showed the type of lacrosse that we can be capable of if we continue to come together.”
ABOUT SIMON FRASER MEN’S LACROSSE
Simon Fraser University men’s lacrosse is in its 15th season and competes in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). During the 2010 season, 2008 and 2009 PNCLL Coaches of the Year, Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins (6th season), look to lead the Clan into the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League (PNCLL) Final Four Conference Championships for the 13th time in team history. The team has captured eight Conference Titles (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2009) and has earned nine National Championship appearances, placing 2nd in 1999 and most recently reaching the 2008 and 2009 MCLA Quarterfinals. The Clan are proudly sponsored by Harrow Sports and Riddell Helmets.