Notes & Quotes: #19 Michigan 2, Ohio State 1 (OT)

Oct. 20, 2013



• With today's win, Michigan improved to 33-26-2 in the all-time series against Ohio State. U-M has won each of the last three meetings.

• Michigan is 1-1 in overtime games this season.

• With 69 career goals, senior Rachael Mack moved into sole possession of U-M's career goals record, passing three-time All-American April Fronzoni (68, 2000-03).

• Mack also claimed the Wolverines' program record for career points with 157. Fronzoni previously held the record with 155 points.

• Mack owns four multi-goal efforts this season.

• Senior/junior Lauren Hauge tallied her first collegiate assist on the overtime game-winner.


Michigan Head Coach Marcia Pankratz
On Rachael Mack breaking the scoring record with a big performance in a big game ... "It's very poetic. That's really the way it was supposed to be. It couldn't have been a bigger game. She's been the backbone of the program for four years. She works really, really hard; nobody works harder. She loves Michigan, plays for Michigan and plays to be a champion. She's a great leader. Good things happen to those who work hard. I'm just really proud of her. April Fronzoni was a great player -- a program changer. For Rachael to break that record, it just shows where those two stand in our program's history. So, I'm just very happy for her today."

On the Wolverines' comeback ... "I think the second half and the overtime really showed the character of the team. They played really hard with an awful lot of heart, effort and a never-say-die competitive spirit that you'd expect out of a Michigan-Ohio State game. So, it was really fun to watch."

On U-M's tying goal late in the first half ... "I thought we played well, and all season we've been playing well between the 25s. To be able to finish in an important moment in the game, that's been something that we've been working hard to improve on. We got that today, so that was nice."

U-M Senior Rachael Mack
On breaking the U-M career goals record ... "It feels incredible. It's something that I've been working for since freshman year. I was just so happy and so excited after the game. It's just a great feeling. It's a huge game, a big rivalry, so it feels even better to do it here. To be able to pull that out in overtime is awesome."

On the Wolverines comeback effort ... "Our first half wasn't the best. They were winning the battles and winning every ball. At halftime, we needed to turn it around, and we did. They played with a lot more heart, and we just stayed connected as a team. That goal before the half was huge. You always want to score -- or not let the other team score -- in the last two minutes of the half. That was big to take the momentum into the second half."

U-M Fifth-Year Senior Haley Jones
On Michigan's turnaround after a slow start ... "This whole week, we've been emphasizing getting connected. It started off a little rough, which was not what we wanted, but then everybody got focused, got connected and picked it up. We really dominated in their circle for a while."

On her big save late in the second half ... "That was nice. They had the ball in pretty much the same spot from where they scored their first goal. I just thought to myself, 'They're not going to score the same goal again.' So, luckily, I had my hands up and made a nice save. That felt good."

On Rachael Mack's record-setting effort ... "Nobody's deserves that more than her. She has busted her butt to score goals and has worked so hard ever since she got to Michigan. So, I'm just really happy for her."