Week #9: Wolverines to Travel West for Stanford, Pacific
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MGOBLUE Eliza Stein
MGOBLUE
Eliza Stein
MGOBLUE

Oct. 22, 2013

THIS WEEK
Friday, Oct. 25 -- at No. 11 Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.), 2 p.m. PDT
TV: Pac-12 Network
Saturday, Oct. 26 -- vs. Pacific (Palo Alto, Calif.), 3 p.m. PDT
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The University of Michigan field hockey team (9-6, 2-2 Big Ten) will head to the West Coast for a pair of non-conference games next weekend in Palo Alto, Calif. On Friday (Oct. 25), U-M will face host No. 11 Stanford (11-4) at 2 p.m. PDT at the Cardinal's Varsity Turf before wrapping the road trip with a 3 p.m. neutral-site game against Pacific (4-10) on Saturday (Oct. 26).

The Stanford contest will be aired live on the Pac-12 Network.

WOLVERINE BITES

• Senior Rachael Mack scored two goals against Ohio State (Oct. 20), including the overtime game-winner, to become the Wolverines' all-time leading scorer, establishing new U-M program records for both career goals (69) and career points (157). Mack replaced former three-time All-American April Fronzoni (2000-03) as U-M's record holder in both categories. Fronzoni's records had stood for 10 years.

• Mack's two-goal effort against OSU was her fourth multi-goal game of the season.

• Mack leads the Big Ten and ranks fourth nationally with 1.13 goals per game, while senior/junior Leslie Smith ranks 15th nationally with 0.60 assists per game.

• Senior/junior Lauren Hauge, who is playing for the first time in her career this year after missing two full seasons with separate knee injuries, tallied her first collegiate assist on Mack's game-winning overtime goal. Hauge previously recorded her first collegiate goal vs. Ball State (Oct. 6).

• The comeback win against Ohio State is U-M's second in Big Ten play this season. Michigan previously rallied from an early two-goal deficit against Iowa (Oct. 5). The Wolverines have held opponents without a second-half goal in eight games this season.

• Five returning Wolverine players own career highs in goals this season: senior/junior Ainsley McCallister (5), sophomore Shannon Scavelli (5), sophomore Jaime Dean (3), senior/junior Lauren Hauge and sophomore Taryn Mark (1).

• Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Haley Jones earned her 16th career shutout in U-M's 2-0 win against Central Michigan (Oct. 13), moving her to fourth among U-M's all-time leaders in the category. She is tied with Beth Riley (2003-06).

• The Wolverines have matched or outshot their opponents in 13 of 15 games this season.

• Twelve different Michigan players have scored at least one goal this season.

The Last Meeting
No. 9 Stanford3
Michigan0
October 30, 2011
Ann Arbor, Mich.
U-M's Home Win Streak Ends in Senior Day Loss to No. 9 Stanford
Despite a 19-5 shot advantage, the seventh-ranked Wolverines had their eight-game home win streak end in a 3-0 loss on Senior Day to No. 9 Stanford, which converted on three penalty corners.

The Last Meeting
Pacific1
Michigan7
September 28, 2012
Ocker Field
Wolverines Explode for Seven Goals to Blow Away Pacific
Aisling Naughton, one of six Wolverines to tally markers, scored twice, as No. 17 Michigan cruised to a 7-1 rout against Pacific to remain unbeaten at Phyllis Ocker Field.

SCOUTING THE OPPOSITION

Stanford -- The Cardinal is 11-4 on the season after splitting a pair of non-conference games last weekend, edging Wake Forest in overtime (1-0, Oct. 18) before falling to Duke (2-0, Oct. 20). Twelve different Stanford players have tallied goals this season; senior Hope Burke leads the team with seven goals and 18 points. Sophomore goalkeeper Dulcia Davies boasts a stellar 0.91 goals-against average and .829 save percentage. Michigan is 6-1 in the all-time series against Stanford but dropped the most-recent meeting -- a 3-0 shutout loss in the 2011 regular-season finale.

Pacific -- The Tigers enter this weekend with a 4-10 record after halting a three-game losing skid with a 4-2 decision against UC Davis last Friday (Oct. 18). Pacific has faced two other Big Ten schools this season, previously falling to Michigan State (7-0, Sept. 1) and Iowa (7-2, Oct. 13). Senior Emily Tregoning leads the Tigers with seven goals and 17 points this season, while junior/sophomore Molly Macierz has earned the bulk of time in the cage, posting a 3.57 goals-against average and .545 save percentage. The Wolverines boast a perfect 7-0 record in the all-time series against Pacific, most recently cruising past the Tigers, 7-1, at home in 2012.

LAST TIME OUT
The Wolverines rallied from an early deficit to edge rival Ohio State, 2-1, in overtime last Sunday (Oct. 20) in Columbus, Ohio. Senior captain Rachael Mack scored both Wolverine tallies, knotting up the game in the waning seconds of the first half before netting the game-winner on a blast from the top of the circle at the 75:47 mark. Fifth-year senior Haley Jones earned two saves in the U-M cage, including a stellar stop in the final minute of the second frame. [ Full Recap ]

UP NEXT
Friday, Nov. 1 -- vs. Penn State (Phyllis Ocker Field), 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 3 -- vs. Indiana (Phyllis Ocker Field), Noon

   

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