Sept. 15, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Phyllis Ocker Field)
Score: Michigan 6, UC Davis 1
Records: U-M (3-3), UC Davis (1-4)
Next U-M Match: Friday, Sept. 20 -- at William & Mary (Williamsburg, Va.), 7 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan field hockey team earned goals from six different players in a 6-1 win over UC Davis on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 15) in front of 329 fans at Phyllis Ocker Field. The victory completed a perfect home weekend for the Wolverines -- their first matches in Ann Arbor of the 2013 season.
While Michigan outshot the Aggies, 34-5, and outcornered them, 19-1, it was UC Davis that struck first in the contest as Stephie Sabraw got her stick on a hard pass from outside the circle to redirect it high into the Wolverine cage at the 4:41 mark.
The Wolverines poured on the pressure from that point on, responding with four quick, successive penalty corners over the next five minutes before eventually breaking through on their fifth opportunity at the 17:18 mark. Sophomore Jaime Dean (Marathon, N.Y./Whitney Point HS) inserted the ball and immediately moved to the left post, where she tipped senior Rachael Mack's (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) shot in front for her second goal of the season.
Freshman Eliza Stein (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer HS) netted the first goal of her collegiate career on another corner opportunity six minutes later, at 23:10, accepting a backhanded pass from Mack on the right side of the circle and flicking it into Aggie cage. Sophomore Shannon Scavelli (Yorktown Heights, Pa./Lakeland Shrub Oak HS) extended U-M's lead to 3-1 just before halftime with her first goal of the season at 31:44, carrying the ball into the circle from the left side of the field and firing a high shot to the opposite side of the cage.
The Wolverines struck again on a penalty corner early in the second half as senior/junior Ainsley McCallister (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron HS), after stopping the ball for Mack, received a pass back, carried it to the right side of the circle and fired it to the opposite corner. It deflected off a UCD defender and past Aggie goalkeeper Danielle Herrington at 41:44.
After posting a career-best three assists, Mack netted one of her own at the 52:12 mark. Stein carried the ball into the circle from the right side and passed in front to Scavelli, who pushed it to the left post, where Mack lifted it high to collect her sixth marker of the season. Senior/junior Leslie Smith (Hummeltown, Pa./Hershey HS) closed out the game's scoring just two minutes later, at 54:23, hammering in a rebound off another Wolverine corner opportunity.
Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Haley Jones (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer HS) earned a pair of saves in the Michigan cage, allowing just one goal in 128 minutes of play over the home weekend, while Herrington stopped three of U-M's nine shots on goal.
The Wolverines return to the road this weekend, heading to Williamsburg, Va., to face William & Mary at 7 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 20) before wrapping up the trip at 1 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 22) against Maryland in College Park, Md.
1st -- UCD, Stephie Sabraw, 4:41 (Agustina Singh)
1st -- U-M, Jaime Dean, 17:18 (Rachael Mack)
1st -- U-M, Eliza Stein, 23:10 (Mack)
1st -- U-M, Shannon Scavelli, 31:44 (unassisted)
2nd -- U-M, Ainsley McCallister, 41:44 (Mack)
2nd -- U-M, Mack, 52:12 (Scavelli)
2nd -- U-M, Leslie Smith, 54:23 (unassisted)
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