ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The men's lacrosse team has shown resiliency this season improving to 2-0 under adverse situations including a 13-10 win over Aurora (Ill.) on Saturday. The team had to move its season opener against Kean (N.J.) and this time around the playing surface at Performance Stadium was deemed unplayable due to weather conditions moving Saturday's game to Oosterbaan Field House on the campus of the University of Michigan.
Aurora is a familiar foe as the two teams were members of the Midwest Lacrosse Conference (MLC) until this year when the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) began sponsoring men's lacrosse for the first time. Adrian led 3-2 after the first period and 7-5 at halftime. The third quarter proved to be the turning point as Adrian outscored the Spartans 3-0 to take a 10-5 lead into the fourth quarter. Aurora had their best scoring quarter with five goals but Adrian managed to score three times for a 13-10 final.
Adrian controlled the tempo early after giving up the first goal of the game at 13:18. Adrian scored the next three goals as Cody Kilcoyne, Tom Thielman and Jeff Ulfig gave the Bulldogs a 3-1 lead. Adrian scored five straight goals to start the second half to break the game open. Kilcoyne scored three times during that span with Thielman and Marcus Rossetter scoring the other goals. Rossetter's game-winning goal came at 12:48 of the fourth stanza.
Rossetter had a solid all-around game with a team-high seven groundballs and he also caused three turnovers. Kilcoyne led the team with five goals and also had five groundballs. Thielman added four goals off the bench. Mitch Burgin and John Hudzinski also scored a goal for the Bulldogs.