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Historic defensive performance helps Michigan defeat Holy Cross

Michigan allowed the fewest goals in program history (three) and the fewest in one half (zero) en route to a 3-0 start to the season, its first since 2017.
“With six points in the day (four goals, two assists), the junior Josh Zawada now sits with 98 in his UM career and is on course to become the fastest player in program history to reach the 100-point mark.
» Jake Bonomi had a hat trick and added two assists for five points.

Site: Ann Arbor, Michigan (UM Lacrosse Stadium)

Score: Michigan 20, St. Croix 3

Recordings: UM (3-0), HC (0-3)

Presence: 243

Next UM event: Tuesday, Feb. 22 — vs. Canisius (UM Lacrosse Stadium), 1 p.m.

ANN ARBOUR, Mich. – The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team had seven goals and four assists combined from the junior duo Josh Zawada and Jake Bonomiand the defense put on a historic performance in a 20-3 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday February 19 at UM Lacrosse Stadium.

Michigan (3-0) was led by its defense, which allowed the fewest goals in a single game in program history with three and the fewest in one half (zero), in the first stanza. Second year Shane Carr made eight saves in goal, while defenders Jack Whitney and Andrew Darby three and two turnovers respectively.

UM’s offense had another prolific day, scoring at least twenty goals for the third game in a row. The unit was led by Zawada (four goals, two assists) and Bonomi (3G, 2A). Jacob Jackson, ryan cohen and Aidan Mulholland each finished with four points apiece in the effort. Michael Boehm and isaac aronson each added two while Justin Brown, Pierre Davies, Ben Hull, Kevin Pimental, ryan sullivan, Hakan Atillasoy and Emmett Houlihan each chipped at one point.

With six points on the day, Zawada now has 98 in his UM career (54 goals, 44 assists) and could be the fastest Wolverine in program history to hit the 100-point mark.

At the face-off point, Michigan went 15 for 27 (55%). Senior Nick Rowlet went 5 for 9, sophomore Justin Wietfeldt went 9 for 16 and freshman Matis Cole went 1 for 2.

The Crusaders were led by senior Kilian Morrissey with two goals. Goaltender AJ Fox finished with 12 saves.

With the victory, Michigan starts the season 3-0 for the first time since 2017, when the Wolverines started 4-0.

Next, UM hosts a pair of opponents at UM Lacrosse Stadium, starting with the 3 p.m. contest on Tuesday, February 22 against Canisius. That will be followed by a 1 p.m. game against Cleveland State on Saturday (February 26).

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