Week #3: U-M to Open Four-Game Homestand with CMU, Bucknell
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Sept. 6, 2011

THIS WEEK
Friday, Sept. 9
-- vs. Central Michigan (Ocker Field), 2 p.m.
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Sunday, Sept. 11 -- vs. Bucknell (Ocker Field), 1 p.m.
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The No. 14-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team (2-2) opens a four-game homestand this weekend after spending Labor Day weekend on the East Coast. The Wolverines kick off the homestand this Friday (Sept. 9) against Central Michigan (2-0) at 2 p.m. at Ocker Field. Michigan then hosts Bucknell (0-3) this Sunday (Sept. 11) at 1 p.m.

Central Michigan and Bucknell play each other Saturday morning (Sept. 10) at 10 a.m. at Ocker Field.

LAST WEEK
For the second straight week, U-M split its weekend of play. The Wolverines used a goal from sophomore Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) in overtime to defeat Temple, 3-2, on Saturday (Sept. 3). Michigan then fell to Maryland, 2-1, Sunday afternoon (Sept. 4).

WOLVERINE BITES

Opponent History --The Wolverines own a 29-15-2 all-time mark against Central Michigan. Michigan is looking to make it two wins in a row over the Chippewas after defeating CMU, 4-0, on Sept. 12, 2010. Michigan is 15-5-2 all-time against Central in Ann Arbor.

This will be the first-ever meeting between U-M and Bucknell and only the third time the Maize and Blue will play an opponent from the Patriot League.

NUMBERS GAME
U-M All-Time vs. Central Michigan -- 29-15-2
U-M All-Time vs. Bucknell -- First Meeting
U-M All-Time vs. MAC -- 75-26-5
U-M All-Time vs. Patriot --1-0-1

Guttman Goes for Goal -- Freshman Emy Guttman (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) enters the Central Michigan contest with a two-game goal-scoring streak after tallies against Temple (Sept. 3) and Maryland (Sept. 4). Guttman tied the Temple game at two in the 56th minute with her first career goal. She then cut the U-M deficit to 2-1 against Maryland with a goal with 6:52 left in regulation. Guttman currently is tied for eighth in the Big Ten in goals.

Michigan Ranked 14th in Latest NFHCA Poll -- Michigan is ranked 14th in the latest Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, released Sept. 6. The Wolverines received 184 votes and are one of four Big Ten schools (Penn State, Iowa and Indiana) to be ranked in the top 20. North Carolina is the new No. 1 after being ranked No. 2 in the preseason. The Tar Heels are followed by Old Dominion, Maryland, Connecticut and Syracuse in the top five.

Mack Attack! -- Sophomore Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) recorded her fifth career multi-goal game and had her fifth career game-winning goal in Michigan's 3-2 overtime win over Temple on Sept. 3. With Michigan trailing 2-0, Mack scored on a tip-in from freshman Aline Fobe (Aartsellar, Belgium/Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Lourdes) at 47:40. She then put away the game-winning goal 1:52 into the overtime session on a direct penalty corner from Fobe and senior Bryn Bain (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional). Mack now has 18 goals and 41 points at U-M and leads the 2011 team with five points.

Big Ten Stats -- Freshman Emy Guttman (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) and sophomore Rachael Mack (Bromsgrove, England/Bromsgrove School) are tied for eighth in the Big Ten in goals with two apiece ... Freshman Aline Fobe (Aartsellar, Belgium/Onze Lieve Vrouwe van Lourdes) is tied for fourth in assists with two ... Senior Hannah Dawson (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional) is tied for the Big Ten lead with two defensive saves ... Junior/sophomore Haley Jones (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) and fifth-year senior Christi Barwick (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) are tied for sixth in saves with eight apiece ... Barwick is tied for fifth with a .667 save percentage.

National Championship Reunion Set -- The 2001 national championship team will be honored Saturday, Oct. 1, at halftime of the Iowa game. The game against the Hawkeyes will start at 10 a.m. This is the 10-year anniversary of the team that defeated Maryland 2-0 to win the first NCAA national title in the history of women's athletics. The 2001 team also will be recognized at the football game against Minnesota the same afternoon and will be part of the alumnae game Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m.

Quick Hits -- With the 3-2 overtime win over Temple (Sept. 3), Michigan has now won six games in a row that have gone to extra time. That includes a 5-0 record in overtime last season ... Senior Hannah Dawson (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional) had two defensive saves in a 2-1 loss to Maryland on Sept. 4. It was the first time a Wolverine had multiple defensive saves in a game since Lori Hillman did the trick on Oct. 22, 2005, at California ... Michigan's win over Temple was its sixth straight victory over the Owls.

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WOLVERINES IN THE NEWS
• Freshman Fobe displays potential a long way from home [ Michigan Daily ]
• Trio of New Jersey players lead U-M field hockey [ Ann Arbor.com ]

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. -- vs. Ball State (Ocker Field)
Sunday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. -- vs. Boston University (Ocker Field)

Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423

   

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