U-M Unable to Overcome First-Half Deficit against Vanderbilt

April 19, 2014

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: Vanderbilt 16, Michigan 9
Records: U-M (3-12, 0-6 ALC), Vanderbilt (5-11, 2-4 ALC)
Attendance: 527
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 26 -- vs. Fresno State (Michigan Stadium), 4 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Despite hat trick contributions from freshmen Anna Schueler (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) and Kim Coughlan (Port Jefferson, N.Y./Saint Anthony's), the University of Michigan women's lacrosse team could not bounce back from a 9-2 first-half deficit against Vanderbilt on Saturday (April 19) at Michigan Stadium.

With the Wolverines trailing 9-2 at the half, freshman Tess Korten (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore) recorded the lone assist of the day, hitting freshman Madeline Dion (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) as she cut down the middle of the crease 40 seconds into the second half to make it 9-3.

Schueler and Coughlan each netted back-to-back goals to aid in Michigan's second-half comeback efforts. Schueler's two goals came just 49 seconds apart, with 23:00 and 22:11 minutes on the clock, respectively, to give her the hat trick and put the Wolverines within five, 10-5. Later in the half, Coughlan notched two scores within 23 seconds -- the first off a free-position opportunity and the second on a drive hard to the right to complete the hat trick -- again cutting Vanderbilt's lead to five, 13-8, with 6:08 remaining in the game.

Freshman Jess Angerman (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) notched a pair of goals for the Wolverines, with one coming in each half. She split two defenders and placed the ball in the lower right corner of the net with 3:19 to go in the first half to make it 8-2. For her second on the day, Angerman took advantage of a free position and whipped it past the goalie with 1:05 left in the game, putting the Wolverines within six, 15-9. Vanderbilt had the last say in the game, notching the final goal with eight seconds remaining in regulation, to secure its second ALC victory.

Schueler put away her first goal of the game within the opening minute of play to give U-M the early, and only lead of the game, 1-0, while Coughlan's first tally came at the 11:34 mark of the second half off a dodge to the middle and shot just inside the left post.

Freshman Allison Silber (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) came up with eight saves, including two off free-position opportunities.

Next up, the Wolverines will return to Michigan Stadium for their final regular-season game against Fresno State on Saturday (April 26) at 4 p.m. [ Tickets ]