Michigan's NCAA Tourney Run Ended by No. 1 UNC
Aline Fobe

Nov. 13, 2011

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Site: Chapel Hill, N.C. (Francis E. Henry Stadium)
Event: NCAA Tournament (Quarterfinals)
Score: #1 North Carolina 5, #8 Michigan 1
Records: U-M (15-7), UNC (22-1)
Next U-M Event: Season Complete

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The eighth-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team fell to top-ranked and top-seeded North Carolina, 5-1, in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 13) at Francis E. Henry Stadium. The Tar Heels advance to the NCAA semifinals against Connecticut, while Michigan ends its season with a 15-7 record.

U-M had the game's first penalty corner and senior Bryn Bain (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional) was just wide left on her shot. North Carolina answered with three first-half goals. Kelsey Kolojejchick received a cross from Meghan Dawson and scored on the left post at 9:29. A direct corner at 19:33 was scored by Elizabeth Stephens with assists to Katie Ardrey and Katelyn Falgowski. UNC ended the first-half scoring at 31:37 when Jaclyn Gaudioso-Radvany scored on a hard shot in the upper right corner with an assist to Caitlin Van Sickle.

North Carolina opened the second half with a goal at 39:54 from Kolojejchick. Another direct corner goal, this time by Marta Malmberg, at 43:19 made it 5-0 UNC. Michigan then scored with 57 seconds on the clock. Freshman Aline Fobe (Aartsellar, Belgium/Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Lourdes) took the ball on a free hit and found the upper right cage on a shot just inside of the circle. It was Fobe's sixth goal of the season.

Fifth-year senior Christi Barwick (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) made two saves for the Maize and Blue, while fifth-year senior Eileen Brandes (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth) had a defensive save.

North Carolina held a 16-5 shot advantage on Michigan, while both teams having five penalty corners.

Michigan ends the 2011 season as the Big Ten regular-season champion and advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007.


By Periods 1 2 F
Michigan 0 1 1
North Carolina 3 2 5
Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- UNC, Kelsey Kolojejchick, 9:29 (Meghan Dawson)
1st -- UNC, Elizabeth Stephens, 19:33 (Katie Ardrey, Katelyn Falgowski)
1st -- UNC, Jaclyn Gaudioso-Radvany, 31:37 (Caitlin Van Sickle)
2nd -- UNC, Kolojejchick, 39:54 (unassisted)
2nd -- UNC, Marta Malmberg, 43:19 (Ardrey, Falgowski)
2nd -- U-M, Aline Fobe, 69:03 (unassisted)

Shots: U-M 5, UNC 16
Saves: U-M 3 (Christi Barwick 2, Team 1), UNC 0 (Sassi Ammer 0, Caitlin Powers 0)
Defensive Saves: U-M 1 (Eileen Brandes), UNC 0
Penalty Corners: U-M 5, UNC 5


• Michigan's all-time NCAA Tournament record is now 14-9.

• This is Michigan's first loss to North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. The Maize and Blue was 2-0 against UND, with wins in 2001 and 2003.

• This was Michigan's eighth appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals.

Aline Fobe finishes with 21 points this season. The All-Big Ten first team honoree had six goals and nine assists.

• This was the final game for seniors Jess Allen, Bryn Bain, Christi Barwick, Eileen Brandes and Hannah Dawson.


Michigan Head Coach Marcia Pankratz
On the game ... "Carolina played fantastically today. They were hitting on all cylinders. They had too much speed for us to be able to manage today. I was proud of our players for playing all the way to the end -- we've had a nice season and I'm proud of them."

Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423