Notes & Quotes: Michigan 6, UC Davis 1

Sept. 15, 2013



• Michigan improved to 2-0 in the all-time series against UC Davis.

• The Wolverines paid tribute to former coach and U-M women's athletic director Phyllis Ocker with a moment of silence prior to the game. UC Davis' captains also presented Michigan a special flag in recognition of Ocker during the pregame coin flip.

• Michigan also honored the Wounded Warrior Project organization prior to the game and wore special camouflage shirts during warmup.

• Michigan's 34 shots are its most since similarly tallying 34 against Ball State in 2006. U-M's 19 penalty corners are its most since recording 27 against Saint Louis in 2009.

• Senior Rachael Mack has scored at least one goal in five of six games this season. It was the first multi-assist effort of her career.

• Eight different Wolverines have scored at least one goal this season.


Michigan Head Coach Marcia Pankratz
On Michigan's several goal scorers ... "It was a good team effort. We had a lot of diversity, depth and versatility in our goal scoring, which is important. As everybody knows, Rachael Mack is our best firepower goal-scorer, so she gets double teamed a lot. It was nice to see other players help in that department and become dangerous themselves and get some confidence."

On the corner execution ... "It was good practice for us. We need to sharpen up our corner attack, no question, but I give UC Davis a lot of credit too. They had a very fast flyer and some smart defenders in there. They defended well. So, as much as we need to work on some things, it was really UC Davis' defense that held us off."

On the home weekend sweep ... "It's good for our confidence. I think we've got a lot of talent and depth, but we also have some young players. It's important that when they're in there, they feel confident and know that they can play against anybody. This weekend was a good opportunity for them to do that."

U-M Fifth-Year Senior Haley Jones
On a successful weekend ... "We really needed to get a home weekend under our belts. It was nice to play in front of a home crowd and score a lot of goals. I think, from here on out, we have that fire now, and we just want to keep going and keep winning."

On the team getting comfortable with positioning ... "We've been moving around a lot and shifting around to find that sweet-spot lineup that fits perfectly. We're lucky to have a lot of depth, and we're rotating a lot. But this weekend really helped us work on doing the rotation and getting settled quickly. I think we finally got it clicking today."

On her play this weekend and the defensive effort ... "I was really happy with this weekend. We sort of walked away from the previous two weekends a little upset about the outcome and the goals we let in. I think we really stepped up this weekend. The defense did a great job helping me out. We're all really confident. Our defense is moving around a lot, and I was really proud of them."

U-M Freshman Eliza Stein
On her first collegiate goal ... "It felt really good. We've all been working so hard in practice the last few weeks, so it was exciting to finally get in there and show them our stuff. I was very excited about it."

On what worked for Michigan ... "We just played simple and playing the easy balls. Sometimes we've tried to be fancy, but simple balls always work the best. Positive communication and movement throughout the midfield always works well. We kept a positive attitude."

On her adjustment to the college game ... "It's definitely so much faster. That was a big adjustment for me. But the girls have been so great at teaching us the ways, and the coaching staff has been amazing. So, it was actually easier than I thought it would be, just because everyone has been so supportive. We're all working through it together. They we're freshmen, and we're going to make mistakes. But that's not okay; we all have to be at the Michigan standard. We're all working hard together."