Sept. 17, 2011
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Ocker Field)
Score: #13 Michigan 5, Ball State 0
Records: U-M (5-2), Ball State (0-5)
Next U-M Match: Sunday, Sept. 18 -- vs. Boston University (Ocker Field), 1 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) recorded her third career hat trick and the University of Michigan field hockey defense held Ball State without a shot as the Maize and Blue defeated the Cardinals, 5-0, on Saturday morning (Sept. 17) at Ocker Field. U-M has won its last three games by identical 5-0 scores.
Michigan outshot the Cardinals, 18-0, in the first 35 minutes, but the Maize and Blue led 1-0 at the break. In the 16th minute, freshman Emy Guttman (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) tipped in a shot from senior Jess Allen (Gibbsboro, N.J./Eastern Regional) for her sixth goal of the season.
The Wolverines had 14 shots in the second half, four of which were for goals. Mack had the natural hat trick, scoring on a pass from senior Bryn Bain (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional) at 42:08, tipping in an Allen shot 1:15 later, and scoring on a cross from sophomore Ainsley McCallister (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) that went off Haley Fusting, the BSU keeper, and into the net. The scoring ended at 55:09 when Guttman put away her second goal of the game and seventh of the season on an assist by sophomore Mallory Albini (Escondido, Calif./San Pasqual).
Michigan had a 32-0 shot advantage for the game. Junior/sophomore Haley Jones (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) earned the win in goal, going the full 70 minutes. The Wolverines also had a 17-0 penalty-corner advantage in the win.
U-M returns to Ocker Field this Sunday afternoon (Sept. 18) against No. 14 Boston University at 1 p.m.
1st -- U-M, Emy Guttman, 15:17 (Jess Allen)
2nd -- U-M, Rachael Mack, 42:08 (Bryn Bain)
2nd -- U-M, Mack, 43:23 (Allen)
2nd -- U-M, Mack, 45:30 (Ainsley McCallister)
2nd -- U-M, Guttman, 55:09 (Mallory Albini)
Shots: U-M 32, Ball State 0
Saves: U-M 0 (Haley Jones), Ball State 15 (Haley Fusting 9, Chelsea Mitchell 5, Team 1)
Defensive Saves: U-M 0, Ball State 1 (Tori Widrick)
Penalty Corners: U-M 17, Ball State 0
N O T E S
Michigan is 5-2 for the first time since the 2002 season. U-M started that campaign by winning 15 of its first 16 games.
Sophomore Rachael Mack earned her third career hat trick. She had three goals in the 4-3 overtime win over Northwestern on Oct. 15, 2010, and in the 4-3 overtime win over Penn State on Nov. 5, 2010, in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.
Senior Jess Allen had the first multi-assist game in her career. Allen's only previous assist occurred against Miami on Oct. 8, 2010.
Freshman Emy Guttman had her second straight multi-goal game. She had a hat trick in the 5-0 win over Bucknell last Sunday (Sept. 11).
Sophomore Ainsley McCallister now leads the Maize and Blue with four assists.
Junior/sophomore Haley Jones earned her fifth career shutout. It is also the team's third straight shutout.
Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423