Michigan Defeats Delaware in OC Winter Invitational

Orange County’s Triple Crown of NCAA Division 1 lacrosse continued last night with the men’s version of the Orange County Winter Invitational.  In a close game that was not decided until the final minutes, the University of Michigan overcame a 5-4 halftime deficit to defeat Delaware 10-7 at Orange Coast College.

Kyle Jackson led the Wolverines with four goals.  Peter Kraus had three.  Paul Major and Anthony DiSanzo scored two goals apiece to lead the Blue Hens.

Following a back and forth first half, Michigan opened the third quarter with unanswered goals from Jackson, Decker Curren, and Kraus to go up 7-5.  A goal by Delaware’s John O’Connor cut the deficit to 7-6, but Michigan scored the first two goals of the final quarter to go up 9-6.  Delaware’s Andrew Romagnoli and Jackson traded late goals to reach the final tally of 10-7.

Both goalies were impressive.  Michigan’s Gerald Logan finished the game 13 saves. Delaware’s Parker Ferrigan stopped 10 shots.

Michigan defeated Delaware for the first time in three tries while improving to 2-2.  Delaware is off to a 0-4 start for the first time since 1986 when the team rebounded and captured the East Coast Conference title.

Up Next: No. 1 Notre Dame plays No. 4 Maryland in the Pacific Coast Shootout on March 5 at OCC.

SOURCES: Strong Second Half Propels U-M to Victory over Delaware
Delaware Falls to Michigan 10-7 at Orange County Winter Invitational