Michigan Field Hockey
The Michigan field hockey team fell 3-0 to Penn State on Sunday, in the Wolverines’ second consecutive shutout loss.
The Nittany Lions (5-0 Big Ten, 13-4 overall) jumped to an early lead, netting two goals within 36 seconds of each other just five minutes into the game. Penn State scored again about 20 minutes later to seal its regular-season Big Ten championship.
BY CHARLES CLINTON
The Michigan field hockey team knew it would take excellent defense to come out of this weekend unscathed against No. 4 Michigan State and Kent State, the top team in the Mid-American Conference.
The defense did its part, letting up just one goal all weekend, but the offense struggled to produce.
"There was no execution or consistency in effort," Michigan coach Nancy Cox said.
BY IAN KAY
Usually when a field hockey player moves from midfield to defense, her offensive production drops.
Not so for sophomore Meredith Way.
BY JOE STAPLETON
After a disappointing loss at Indiana on Sunday, the Michigan field hockey team desperately needed an ego-boost before its game against No. 4 Michigan State on Friday.
And yesterday afternoon, Central Michigan was the unwilling supplier of some much-needed confidence. Michigan beat the Chippewas 5-2 in a game sandwiched between the two crucial Big Ten matchups.
BY AMY SCARANO
The No. 19 Michigan field hockey team learned this weekend that the Big Ten is tougher than it originally thought.
BY IAN KAY
Every time Ohio State scored, Michigan sophomore forward Alicia Mayer was there to answer.
In a game where it was severely outshot (15-7) and outcornered (10-1) by a talented Buckeyes squad, the Michigan field hockey team relied on gritty defense, solid goaltending and a pair of markers from Mayer in a 3-2 victory yesterday at Phyllis Ocker Field.
BY RYAN A. PODGES
After last Thursday’s overtime loss to California, Michigan field hockey senior co-captain Sarah Wilhite said the result was disappointing, but what mattered most was winning games against Big Ten teams.
So before the team’s Big Ten season opener against Northwestern Saturday, she and her co-captains decided to bring in some help.
The players asked several Michigan field hockey alumni, including Lori Hillman (class of ‘06) and Adrienne Hortillosa (class of ‘05) to come to campus, talk to the team and pump them up for their upcoming Big Ten season.
And it worked.