Michigan Field Hockey
BY CHARLES CLINTON
After losses in its first two games, the Michigan field hockey team knew it had to take advantage of its first home game at the Cardinal/Wolverine invitational this weekend.
The Wolverines did just that, beating unranked Stanford 5-1 on Friday. But the momentum didn't last long, as Maryland dropped them 1-5 yesterday.
Michigan got out to a quick start against the Cardinal on Friday, taking a 2-0 lead before Stanford (1-3) scored just before halftime. The Wolverines quickly countered, scoring on their first two shots of the second half en route to a 5-1 victory.
BY NICOLE AUERBACH
Three girls gossiped, laughed and finished each other’s sentences as they sat crammed in a hometown restaurant booth in late July. They planned out their workouts for the afternoon. They worried if they’d hate their roommates, just as any other soon-to-be freshmen would. But these weren’t just any three 18-year-old girls heading off to college together. Hannah Dawson, Jess Allen and Bryn Bain, three high school teammates, make up the Michigan field hockey team’s entire incoming class.
BY MICHAEL BERTENTHAL
Though the Michigan field hockey team lost its opening two games of the season this weekend, the team learned more from the touted opponents it faced than it did from the final scores.
Defending national champion North Carolina shut out Michigan 6-0 on Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C. Though Michigan went on to lose 5-3 to No. 3 Wake Forest the next day, the Wolverines made marked improvements from Saturday's loss.
BY NICK COSTON
On Aug. 26, the Michigan field hockey team fell to No. 2 Wake Forest, 3-2. Yesterday, it happened again - but this time, it ended the Wolverines' season. The 3-2 loss came in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Phyllis Ocker Field.
Despite the loss, the Wolverines can hold their heads - and their Big Ten Championship - high.
"We couldn't be prouder of these young women," Michigan coach Nancy Cox said.
BY NICOLE AUERBACH
Last year, the Michigan field hockey team lost to Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten Championships. Iowa went on to win the whole thing.
This year, much to Michigan's disappointment, the results ended up eerily similar. Except this time, the Wolverines lost in the finals.
No. 5 Michigan fell to No. 6 Iowa, 4-1, yesterday in the final of the Big Ten Championships in Columbus.
But the Wolverines say the lopsided score was misleading.
BY RYAN A. PODGES
After tearing through 11 straight wins, the Michigan field hockey team finally stumbled this weekend, suffering its first loss to an unranked opponent all year.
The Wolverines finished its regular season Sunday by beating Stanford, but not before losing to California Saturday.
No. 4 Michigan (14-5) played back-to-back games in California and suffered its first shutout loss, losing 1-0 to the Golden Bears. Just one day later, the Wolverines came back from the setback by defeating Stanford (9-7-1) in a 6-0 shutout.