The No. 7 Michigan field hockey team (7-1 Big Ten, 13-6 overall) was looking to repeat as Big Ten Tournament champions. However, No. 8 Iowa (4-4, 14-5) had other plans, finding a way on the board early.
Penalty corners played a major role in the Michigan field hockey team’s 3-1 victory over Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament Sunday. The Wolverines (13-5 overall, 7-1 Big Ten) earned five corners in each half, helping Michigan keep the pressure on the visiting Wildcats (9-10, 3-5) throughout the game.
The two-goal halftime lead carried the No. 8 Michigan field hockey team (12-5 overall, 7-1 Big Ten) to a 3-1 win over No. 22 Northwestern (9-10, 3-5) in the Big Ten quarterfinals on Sunday. With this victory, the second seeded Wolverines move on to face No. 9 Iowa in the semifinals hosted at Northwestern on Friday.
Emma Way’s goal was the fifth of six in Michigan’s Sunday afternoon 6-0 route over an outmatched Cardinals team. The resounding victory, coupled with Friday night’s conference win over rival Michigan State, brings the Wolverines' record to 11-5 (6-1 Big Ten).
For two straight games, Emma Way came through in the clutch for the Michigan field hockey team. On both Friday and Sunday, the senior forward scored game-winning goals in overtime, and she even managed to score with 8:17 remaining in the extra period in both games.