March 23, 2014
Site: State College, Pa. (Penn State Lacrosse Field)
Score: No. 10 Penn State 20, Michigan 7
Records: U-M (0-8, 0-4 ALC), PSU (6-3, 2-0 ALC)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, March 30 -- vs. UC Davis (Michigan Stadium), 1 p.m.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- In its fourth straight game against a ranked American Lacrosse Conference opponent, the University of Michigan women's lacrosse team suffered a 20-7 loss at No. 10 Penn State on Sunday (March 23) at the Penn State Lacrosse Field.
Freshman Anna Schueler (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) led U-M with her second straight hat trick, while freshman Madeline Dion (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) added a career-best two goals. Freshman Allison Silber (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) made a career-high 14 saves in goal for the Wolverines (0-8, 0-4 ALC).
The Nittany Lions (6-3, 2-0 ALC) opened all scoring and took an early 2-0 advantage by the 27:08 mark, but freshman Tess Korten (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore) answered with 23:58 on the clock on an assist from Schueler. After Korten received the pass in front of the crease, several shot fakes allowed her to sneak the ball past the Nittany Lion goalie.
Following Penn State's third goal of the game, a PSU foul outside the 12-meter arc left Dion with a wide-open lane to the goal, and she converted the first of her career-high two goals.
The Nittany Lions caught fire after Dion's goal, notching five unanswered goals in a span of 2:38 to take an 8-2 lead at the 18:47 mark. Dion interrupted Penn State's run with her second goal in less than five minutes (17:51). She face-dodged two Nittany Lion defenders at the top of the eight meter and beat the goalie with a hard bounce shot.
With Penn State leading 11-3, Schueler erupted for back-to-back goals separated by just 40 seconds. Both scores came unassisted on iso-situations with hard shots fired into the top corner. Before the end of the half, PSU added three more goals, making it 14-5 at the break.
Penn State pushed its lead to 12, 17-5, with three straight goals in the first five minutes of the second half. The Wolverines responded with two unanswered goals in just 1:20. Schueler secured her second straight hat trick with her goal that snuck under the crossbar and rolled down the back of the net. Freshman Allie Breitfeller (East Northport, N.Y./Northport) added another quick score on a dish from freshman Emily Braun (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Catholic Central).
Penn State eventually secured the 20-7 win with three scores in the final 14:57 of play.
The Wolverines will head back to Ann Arbor to host UC Davis in non-conference action on Sunday (March 30) at 1 p.m. inside Michigan Stadium. The game will be streamed live on MGoBlue.com.
N O T E S
Anna Schueler recorded her second hat trick in as many games with her three goals today.
Madeline Dion tallied her first multi-goal game with two scores.
Allison Silber made a career-high 14 saves in goal, including 10 in the first half.
Jess Angerman recorded a career-high five draw controls.
Sara Beach picked up a career-best four ground balls and added a caused turnover.
Today's game marked U-M's fourth straight game against ranked conference opponents. The Wolverines' seven goals today are their most against ranked competition this season.
Contact: Whitney Dixon