Michigan Wolverines roundup: Lacrosse knocked out by Duke, baseball swept
It was a rough day for the Michigan Wolverines as the lacrosse team was defeated by Duke and the baseball team was swept by Ohio State.
The Cinderella run of the Michigan Wolverines lacrosse team came to an end on Saturday after a 15-8 loss to top-ranked Duke in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament.
It was the first time the Michigan Wolverines had ever made the NCAA lacrosse tournament after defeating Ohio State for the Big Ten championship a couple of weeks ago.
The 15th-ranked Wolverines knocked off Cornell last weekend, setting the stage for a quarterfinal showdown with Duke, which is as elite as it gets in lacrosse. Unfortunately, the loss ended the season for the Wolverines who finished with a record of 10-7.
Michigan baseball was swept by Ohio State
The Michigan Wolverines will go into the Big Ten tournament on a four-game losing streak after losing their last four games of the baseball regular season.
Ohio State won’t be playing next week in the Big Ten baseball tournament in Omaha, but the Buckeyes wrapped up a sweep with a 7-2 victory over Michigan.
The Buckeyes also won 9-5 on Friday over the Michigan Wolverines baseball team, as well as 7-3 in the series opener on Thursday.
The loss on Saturday was the fourth straight for Michigan, which also lost to Xavier on Tuesday in the home finale by a score of 14-2. U-M is now 26-26 on the season. The Wolverines are 13-11 in the Big Ten but just a half-game ahead of Michigan State, which is now 12-11.
Michigan should get the No. 6 seed by virtue of its series win in the regular season, but after starting the weekend tied for fourth, it’s not the way the Wolverines want to head into the postseason.