U-M's Inaugural Season Ended by Ohio State in ALC First Round
Kim Coughlan

May 1, 2014

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Site: Evanston, Ill. (Lakeside Field)
Event: ALC Tournament (First Round)
Score: #10 Ohio State 12, Michigan 8
Records: U-M (4-13), OSU (13-5)
Attendance: 441
Next U-M Event: Season Complete

EVANSTON, Ill. -- The University of Michigan women's lacrosse team outscored No. 10 Ohio State, 5-4, in the second half but could not overcome its 8-3 halftime deficit, eventually falling, 12-8, to bow out of the program's first American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) Tournament in the first round on Thursday (May 1) at Northwestern's Lakeside Field.

Freshmen Jess Angerman (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) and Kim Coughlan (Port Jefferson, N.Y./Saint Anthony's) each tallied a pair of goals to lead U-M on the offensive end, while freshman Allison Silber (Phoenix, Md./McDonogh School) came up with six key saves in net for the Wolverines.

Freshman Madeline Dion (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) put the Wolverines on the board first just 38 seconds into the contest as she received a feed while cutting straight through the eight meter from freshman Amanda Sutor (Phoenix, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls), who was behind right, and stuffed it home.

Ohio State responded with a 5-0 run over the next 12:33 to take a 5-1 lead at the 16:37. Freshman Tess Korten (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore) halted the run with 15:21 remaining in the first half when she curled in from the left wing, hesitated, beat her defender and finished with a low bounce shot. Exactly three minutes later, Sutor drove around the crease from behind right and beat Ohio State goalie Tori DeScenza with a low shot to notch her second point of the game (1G, 1A).

The Buckeyes pushed their lead to four goals, 7-3, at the 7:17 mark and neither team could find the back of the net until Ohio State's Rainey Hodgson slipped the ball past Silberwith two ticks left on the clock to take an 8-3 lead into halftime.

Michigan opened the scoring in the second half as freshman Anna Schueler (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy) found Angerman cutting straight through the eight-meter arc for the score. After Ohio State tacked on a pair of goals separated by 2:07, Coughlan charged her way through the arc, dodging several Buckeye defenders and beat DeScenza, who had stepped out to cut off the angle.

The Buckeyes pushed their lead to 12-5 by the 10:10 mark of the second stanza, but Coughlan and Angerman answered with back-to-back goals to cut OSU's lead to 12-7 with 4:47 remaining in the game. Schueler notched the final goal of the night with 39 second left on the clock and the score remained 12-8 as the final buzzer sounded.

The Wolverines closed out their inaugural season as a varsity program with an overall record of 4-13, including wins in three of their final five games.