Between two evenly matched teams in Michigan and Notre Dame, it came down to who wanted it more. And as the smoke cleared and the scoreboard read 4-1, it was clear the Fighting Irish edged out the Wolverines in desire.
After Michigan St solved the complexities of freshman left-hander Meghan Beaubien, it was game over. Michigan would fall to the Spartans 7-0 in the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal for the second year in a row.
All year, the Michigan water polo's mission has been to score early and let the defense do the rest. Over the weekend, this mission found success, as the Wolverines notched their third straight CWPA title.