Oct. 8, 2011
Site: Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)
Score: #13 Michigan 7, Yale 1
Records: U-M (10-3), Yale (4-6)
Next U-M Match: Sunday, Oct. 16 -- vs. Penn State (Ocker Field), Noon
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The 13th-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team scored seven unanswered goals, including four in a 12-minute span at the end of the first half, to defeat Yale, 7-1, in a neutral-site game on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 8) at Lakeside Field. Michigan had five goal scorers in its highest scoring output since 2009.
Yale scored the initial goal at the nine-minute mark as Gabby Garcia put the Bulldogs on the board. Sophomore Ainsley McCallister (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) then scored the equalizer unassisted at 22:49 and classmate Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) put the eventual game-winner in the net at 26:55. Freshman Axelle Wouters (Antwerp, Belgium/Onze Lieve Vrouwe Antwerp) tipped in senior Bryn Bain's (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional) pass to make it 3-1 at 30:18. Just before halftime, freshman Aline Fobe (Aartsellar, Belgium/Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Lourdes) took a Bain pass and beat Yale goalkeeper Emily Cain to make it 4-1 at the break.
Wouters put Michigan's fifth goal on the board at 54:11 with an assist to McCallister. Sophomore Michelle Roberts (Pocomoke, Md./Pocomoke) got into the scoring act, scoring off an assist by sophomore Kim Sheaffer (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson) at 55:30 and deflecting a Fobe shot in the net at 64:23, giving the Maize and Blue the final 7-1 victory.
Junior/sophomore Haley Jones (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) made two saves in the win, her fourth of the season. Michigan outshot the Bulldogs, 14-9, and had a 7-3 penalty-corner advantage. Bain and freshman Emy Guttman (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) led the Maize and Blue with three shots apiece.
Michigan returns to Ocker Field and the University of Michigan campus on Sunday, Oct. 16, against Big Ten foe Penn State. The game starts at noon and it is Michigan's "Stick it to Cancer" game for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- Yale, Gabby Garcia, 8:40 (Erica Borgo)
1st -- U-M, Ainsley McCallister, 22:49 (unassisted)
1st -- U-M, Rachael Mack, 26:55 (unassisted)
1st -- U-M, Axelle Wouters, 30:18 (Bryn Bain)
1st -- U-M, Aline Fobe, 34:14 (Bain)
2nd -- U-M, Axelle Wouters, 54:11 (McCallister)
2nd -- U-M, Michelle Roberts, 55:30 (Kim Sheaffer)
2nd -- U-M, Roberts, 64:23 (Fobe)
Shots: U-M 14, Yale 9
Saves: U-M 2 (Haley Jones), Yale 4 (Emily Cain 4, Heather Schlesier 0)
Defensive Saves: U-M 0, Yale 0
Penalty Corners: U-M 7, Yale 3
Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423