Michigan Advances Past OSU, Will Face IU Friday at Big Tens

Nov. 1, 2012

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Site: Iowa City, Iowa (Grant Field)
Event: Big Ten Tournament (First Round)
Score: #13 Michigan 1, Ohio State 0
Records: U-M (14-5), Ohio State (10-9)
Next U-M Match: Friday, Nov. 2 -- vs. Indiana - Big Ten Tournament Semifinals (Iowa City, Iowa), 4 p.m. CDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The No. 13-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team took advantage of a redirection goal deep early in the second half to earn a 1-0 victory against Ohio State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 1) at Iowa's Grant Field. The victory extended U-M's win streak to seven straight games.

Junior/sophomore Sammy Gray (Wilmette, Ill./North Shore Country Day School) drove in a low bouncing pass from midfield into the OSU corner, where it was deflected in front, redirecting past Buckey goalkeeper Emma Voelker at the 46:18 mark.

Ohio State outshot the Wolverines, 6-2, and outcornered them, 6-3. Senior/junior Haley Jones (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer HS) earned two saves en route to her second straight shutout win -- and sixth of the season -- while Voelker stopped one of two U-M shots on goal for the Buckeyes.

Michigan will face Indiana in the Big Ten semifinals tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 2) at 4 p.m. CDT at Grant Field. The Hoosiers upset second-seeded Northwestern in today's first round. Friday's game will be aired live on the Big Ten Network.


By Periods 1 2 F
Ohio State 0 0 0
Michigan 0 1 1

Scoring, Time (Assist)
2nd -- U-M, own goal, 46:18

Shots: U-M 2, OSU 6
Saves: U-M 2 (Haley Jones), OSU 1 (Emma Voelker)
Defensive Saves: None
Penalty Corners: U-M 3, OSU 6

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