Dearborn, MI - The Wolves notched their first win of the 2012 season 8-7 over Northwood University. Defensive breakdowns allowed the Timberwolves to score on nearly every possession in the first quarter and would eventually take a 6-2 lead at the ten minute mark of the second quarter.
After a few key adjustments on the defensive end of the field the Wolves would completely shut down the Timberwolves offense for the next twenty-seven minutes of game play. During that span, the Wolves offense grinded away to take a 7-6 lead off a door step goal by Junior attackman Dane Haskin (Lincoln Park, MI) which was assisted by Freshman midfielder Colten Lorenz (Allen Park, MI). However, the Timberwolves answered back just thirty-two seconds later to tie the game at 7 apiece with thirteen minutes remaining in the game.
What would ultimately be the game winning goal came unassisted from Junior midfielder Kevin LaHaie (Plymouth, MI) at the seven minute mark of the fourth quarter.
Despite losing the face-off and ground ball battle, the Wolves man-up unit and clearing game was much improved from the first two matches of the season.
The offense was led by Dane Haskin (2g, 2a) and freshman Dylan Hatcher (3g, 1a). On the defensive side of the ball, freshman Alex Miller was exceptional notching countless take-aways in the win.
The Wolves hope to build off this win as they face Butler University in their first conference match-up the season this Saturday. The game will be played at West Bloomfield High School on Saturday, March 24th at 1:30pm.