Nov. 10, 2012
Site: Chapel Hill, N.C. (Francis E. Henry Stadium)
Event: NCAA Tournament (First Round)
Score: #8 Old Dominion 6, #9 Michigan 1
Records: U-M (15-7), ODU (15-5)
Next U-M Event: Season Completed
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The No. 9-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team could not keep pace with No. 8 Old Dominion, sacrificing an early and sizable lead in a 6-1 loss in the NCAA Tournament first round on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 10) at North Carolina's Francis E. Henry Stadium.
The Monarchs' Maartje van Rijswijk tied an NCAA Tournament record with five goals, including all four ODU markers in the first half.
Old Dominion struck early, at the 4:14 mark, as van Rijswijk lifted a high shot on goal from the top left side of the circle. The ball, which initially appeared headed over the cage, dropped down onto senior/junior goalkeeper Haley Jones (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer HS), who jumped in an attempt to bat it away. Jones could not get her stick on it as it snuck in over her head and rolled into the cage.
van Rijswijk added two more goals in quick succession midway through the half. She weaved through several U-M defenders in circle en route to the first, at 15:43, then knocked in a rebound off a penalty corner less than two minutes later at 17:10. Her fourth goal came late in the half, at 28:57, after another corner opportunity. She accepted a goalmouth pass near the right post and lifted the ball high into the cage.
Junior Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) put the Wolverines on the board late in the game, scoring her 19th goal of the season off her own rebound in front at 61:54.
The Monarchs added two more goals of their own in the second, however, including another from van Rijswijk on a late solo effort in the circle, to close out the game.
Old Dominion outshot the Wolverines, 20-3, and outcornered them, 7-1. Jones earned six saves in the U-M cage, while sophomore/junior Adrianna Crovo (Los Angeles, Calif/Harvard-Westlake HS) made four saves through the final 14:41 of the contest. ODU goalkeeper Maria Petriello stopped one of two Michigan shots on goals.
The Wolverines closed out the season with a 15-7 record, including a 4-2 Big Ten mark en route to a share of second place in the league standings. Michigan advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- ODU, Maartje van Rijswijk, 4:14 (unassisted)
1st -- ODU, van Rijswijk, 15:43 (unassisted)
1st -- ODU, van Rijswijk, 17:10 (unassisted)
1st -- ODU, van Rijswijk, 28:57 (unassisted)
2nd -- ODU, Rosario Villagra, 45:20 (unassisted)
2nd -- U-M, Rachael Mack, 61:54 (unassisted)
2nd -- ODU, van Rijswijk, 66:10 (unassisted)
Contact: Leah Howard (734) 763-4423