Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse Teams Capture MIAA Regular Season Titles

MIAA lacrosse tournament pairings announced after Adrian College's wins on Saturday.

ALBION, Mich. – The men’s lacrosse team (11-3, 6-0) won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season title on the road by beating previously unbeaten Albion (10-5, 5-1), 10-8, Saturday afternoon. The two teams entered the contest with perfect 5-0 records in conference play.

Adrian entered the final quarter trailing 8-7, but came from behind and scored the game’s only three goals of the final quarter to win the title.

The Bulldogs preserved their legacy of winning every conference matchup to date, which includes their years in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference.

If the game is to be a preview of the MIAA tournament, two of the league’s premier players will be showcased in Albion’s Tim Urso and Adrian’s Cody Kilcoyne who together accounted for half of the game’s scoring.

Tom Thielman‘s 17th goal of the season tied the game at 8-8 about three minutes into the fourth quarter. Then, the duo of Drake Dailey-Chwalibog and Mitch Burgin combined for the game-winning and insurance goals for the Bulldogs—with the former scoring and the latter assisting.

Also on Saturday, the women’s lacrosse team played in Adrian, MI. 

The women’s lacrosse team (14-2, 6-0) won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season title by beating Albion (6-8, 2-4), 20-5, Saturday afternoon.

The Bulldogs scored their first 10 goals about a dozen minutes into the game before they switched gears to cruise. Adrian led 14-0 at the half.

The Bulldogs bested the Brits in shots (28-9), groundballs (23-16), and were a perfect 12-for-12 in clears.

Olivia Duncan was almost in on half of the entire Adrian offensive production with five goals and nine points.

Also scoring five times was Hannah EarlyMaddie Dugan potted three goals, while Stacey Birlson and Nicole McDowell added a pair of markers apiece.

Heather NewblomCassie Hoyez, and Kate Ravenhall rounded out the scoring with single tallies.

Maddie McDonald had four saves on the afternoon.


The pairings for this year’s lacrosse tournaments are as follows:

MEN

Thursday, May 2—Semifinals

#4 Hope (3-3, 8-4) at #1 Adrian (6-0, 11-3), 4 p.m.

#3 Trine (4-2, 8-7) at #2 Albion (5-1, 10-5), TBA

Saturday, May 4—Championship

Semifinal winners at highest remaining seed

WOMEN

Thursday, May 2—Semifinals

#3 Hope (4-2,6-8) at #2 Alma (5-1, 14-2), 5 p.m.

#4 Albion (2-4, 5-8) at #1 Adrian (6-0, 14-2), 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 4—Championship

Semifinal winners at highest remaining seed