Sept. 27, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Phyllis Ocker Field)
Score: #19 Michigan 5, Missouri State 0
Records: U-M (5-4), Missouri State (1-7)
Next U-M Match: Sunday, Sept. 29 -- at Northwestern (Evanston, Ill.), Noon CDT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior/junior Leslie Smith (Hummelstown, Pa./Hershey HS) registered her second career hat trick -- on three penalty strokes -- to headline the No. 19-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team's 5-0 win over Missouri State on Friday afternoon (Sept. 27) in front of 311 fans at Phyllis Ocker Field. The Wolverines improved to 3-0 in home game this season.
Smith went 3-for-4 on stroke opportunities, netting two late in the first half and another late in the second. The Wolverines drew all four strokes as a result of Missouri State's goal-line fouls; several balls guaranteed to score were stopped only by MSU feet or shin guards. Smith upped her season-goal total to five, including four markers off strokes.
Senior/junior Ainsley McCallister (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron HS) put the Wolverines on the board at the 15:59 mark, scoring on a tipped ball off a penalty corner. McCallister inserted the ball to sophomore Lauren Thomas (Aylesbury, England/Aylesbury HS) on the nearside. Thomas swept a shot toward the nearside of the cage, where McCallister, camped out on the left post, redirected it over top of the sprawling MSU goalkeeper.
Freshman Sina Lampe (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany/Gymnasium Herkenrath) added another Michigan goal just three minutes later, at 18:59, completing a pass play in front of the cage to earn her first collegiate goal. Freshman Courtney Enge (San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch HS) fed the ball into the circle from the right side, and senior captain Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) corralled it in front, avoided a charging MSU goalkeeper and dished it to Lampe, who knocked it into the empty goal from near the right post.
Michigan dominated play through both halves, outshooting the Bears, 30-1, and outcornering them, 17-2. Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Haley Jones (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer HS) and sophomore/freshman Chris Lueb (Hertogenbosch, Netherlands/Staples HS (Conn.)) combined to shut out Missouri State for U-M's second shutout victory of the season, while MSU's Andrea Bain and Katie Mulloy stopped 10 of Michigan's 17 shots on goal. The MSU defense also tallied three defensive saves.
Michigan will open Big Ten Conference play on Sunday (Sept. 29), traveling to Evanston, Ill., to face No. 12 Northwestern at noon CDT at Lakeside Field.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- U-M, Ainsley McCallister, 15:59 (Lauren Thomas)
1st -- U-M, Sina Lampe, 18:59 (Rachael Mack)
1st -- U-M, Leslie Smith, 30:49 (penalty stroke)
1st -- U-M, Smith, 33:53 (penalty stroke)
2nd -- U-M, Smith, 62:59 (penalty stroke)
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