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Michigan Field Hockey

Seniors’ attitudes the driving force behind Wolverines’ success

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BY BRANDON CARNEY

Any loss hurts, but for the Michigan field hockey team, a 1-0 loss to Iowa in last year’s Big Ten tournament was more devastating than most.

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Behind seniors’ effort, Wolverines pull off victory

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BY MATTHEW KIPNIS

With Gray sidelined, the Wolverines were forced to start a less experienced player. Michigan struggled to defend corners, allowing two goals on seven shots. But the 12th-ranked Wolverines (5-2 Big Ten, 11-6 overall) prevailed 3-2 over New Hampshire (5-11).

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Michigan holds on for Senior Day victory

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BY MITCH BECKMAN

Despite handily outshooting New Hampshire, the Wolverines (5-2 Big Ten, 11-6 overall) could never put the game away, hanging on to win, 3-2, over the opportunistic Wildcats on Senior Day.

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Field Hockey

Failure to capitalize on corners hurts Wolverines in loss

BY BRANDON CARNEY

The Wolverines recorded the game’s first two shots on the corners, but failed to capitalize. The team, which strives to score on at least 30% of corners, had seven unsuccessful corner attempts, including three in the last six minutes of play.

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Field Hockey

Poor first half dooms Michigan against Spartans

BY CHLOE AUBUCHON

“We didn’t play very confidently at the end of the first half,” said Michigan coach Marcia Pankrantz. “We just played tentatively and sluggish. Two shots, two goals; that’s tough to overcome.”

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Field Hockey

Wolverines beat Northwestern, move into first place in Big Ten

BY BRANDON CARNEY

Fifth-year senior midfielder Ainsley McCallister drove the Wolverines’ offense, registering two assists, both off corners. She leads the Big Ten with 16 on the season.

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Despite officiating, Wolverines defeat Northwestern

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BY TYLER SCOTT

Against Northwestern on Friday night, just over seven and a half minutes had ticked off the clock when the Michigan field hockey team’s players, fans and coaches all cried out, and all attention shifted to the referee, but for all the wrong reasons.

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