Oct. 30, 2011
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Ocker Field)
Score: #9 Stanford 3, #7 Michigan 0
Records: U-M (13-5), Stanford (15-2)
Next U-M Match: Friday, Nov. 4 -- Big Ten Tournament Semifinals (State College, Pa.), 10 a.m. (TV: Big Ten Network)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The seventh-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team had a 19-5 shot advantage and a 10-6 advantage on penalty corners, but the Wolverines could not find the back of the net and No. 9 Stanford scored on three of its corners in a 3-0 win on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 30) on Senior Day at Ocker Field. U-M had won its previous eight home contests.
The story of the game was Stanford goalkeeper Ale Moss, who stopped nine shots, including seven in the second half. Senior Bryn Bain (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional) had six shots for the Wolverines, while freshman Axelle Wouters (Antwerp, Belgium/Onze Lieve Vrouwe Antwerp) added four, but Moss preserved her sixth of the season for the Cardinal.
Stanford scored with just 15 seconds to go in the first half when Becky Dru passed from the top of the circle on a corner to Hope Burke, who was on the left post and shot it in for the game's first goal. The Cardinal added a pair of goals in the second half. In the 44th minute, Shannon Herold scored in similar fashion to Burke. Her goal also was assisted by Dru. The scoring ended in the 69th minute as Dru scored on a direct corner from Burke and Stephanie Byrne.
Michigan will now turn its attention to the 2011 Big Ten Tournament. The Wolverines are the number-one seed in the tournament and earn a bye through the first round. Michigan will face either the fourth or fifth seed in the tournament Friday morning (Nov. 4) at 10 a.m. on the campus of Penn State University. The game will air live on the Big Ten Network.
1st -- STAN, Hope Burke, 34:45 (Becky Dru)
2nd -- STAN, Shannon Herold, 43:42 (Dru)
2nd -- STAN, Dru, 68:47 (Burke, Stephanie Byrne)
Shots: U-M 19, STAN 5
Saves: U-M 0 (Christi Barwick), STAN 10 (Ale Moss 9, Team 1)
Defensive Saves: U-M 0, STAN 1 (Anna Simmons)
Penalty Corners: U-M 10, STAN 6
N O T E S
Michigan was shut out for just the second time this season. The Wolverines lost 5-0 to North Carolina on Aug. 27 in the team's first contest of the year.
Stanford defeats Michigan for the first time in its program's history. Michigan had won the six previous meetings.
Michigan loses for the first time to a team that was not in the 2010 national semifinals. Michigan had lost to North Carolina (twice), Maryland and Ohio State, which all were in last year's field hockey national semifinals.
Michigan had its eight-game home winning streak snapped.
Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423