Sept. 7, 2012
N O T E S
With today's victory, Michigan improved to 2-1 in the all-time series against Albany. U-M has claimed the two most-recent meetings.
Since 2010, the Wolverines have posted a stellar 8-1 record in overtime games.
Freshman Lauren Thomas is the fifth different U-M player to register her first collegiate goal this season, joining senior Liesl Morris, sophomore/freshman Sammy Gray and freshmen Ainsling Naughton and Shannon Scavelli.
Senior/junior goalkeeper Haley Jones has twice bettered her career-best single-game saves tally this season. After entering the season with eight as her personal standard, she registered nine at Wake Forest (Aug. 26) before recording 11 today vs. Albany.
Junior Rachael Mack upped her career goal total to 34 over her three seasons. She needs two more to crack the top 10 among Michigan's all-time leading goal scorers. Two-time All-American Stephanie Johnson (2000-03) currently holds the 10th spot with 36.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Marcia Pankratz
On Michigan's resiliency to win in overtime ... "I was very proud of our resiliency today. There were a lot of things that we had to overcome. We were on the road and had to battle a very aggressive, relentless feisty team with a lot of skill. Our kids held their own and played strong, stayed focused and overcame adversity. To win one like that on the road, I was really proud of them. This was a really important test for us and a good game to get some more experience for those younger players."
On U-M's several different goal scorers this season ... "We have some versatility in our offensive production. That is always good, because it's hard for other teams to scout us when we have a lot of different people that can score. It gives us a lot of possibility and versatility. We have been executing really well on corners. We have very good dual players in the attacking positions, and they have been executing. I've been quite happy about that. We still have some work to do, but we have been getting better and better with each game."