Dvorak leads NMU lacrosse in loss to Davenport

GRAND RAPIDS — Davenport scored four of the final five goals to pull away for a 17-11 women’s lacrosse win over Northern Michigan University on Saturday.

Emily Dvorak led the Wildcats (1-6, 0-4 GLIAC) with four goals, while fellow freshmen Tess Kostelec and Bianca Kinder along with sophomore Graison Ringlever added two goals apiece.

Kostelec also had two assists and Kinder one.

Dvorak and junior Tori Aidif led the team in ground balls, freshman teammate Shannon Walus caused two turnovers and senior Brianna Bangle posted a season-best 16 saves.

Kinder tied the game 1-1 about 10 minutes in before Kostelec, who assisted on Kinder’s goal, scored on a free position shot barely a minute later to give NMU its first lead.

Northern also took leads of 3-2, 4-2 and 5-4 later in the first half, all on unassisted goals by Dvorak. Her last goal came with 3:13 left in the opening half, pulling NMU within 7-6.

Northern got two second-half goals by Ringlever and one each by Kinder, Kostelec and Angelica Bogden, but it wasn’t enough to counteract the nine posted by Davenport (3-5, 1-3).

Up next for NMU is a nonconference game at home against Concordia University-St. Paul in the Superior Dome at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Wildcats have three other home contests this month remaining on their schedule.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.