Aug. 7, 2012
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
Score: U-M 5, Cleveland State 0 (ex.)
Next U-M Event: Friday, Aug. 17 -- vs. Fordham - Season Opener (U-M Soccer Stadium), 7 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In the first sporting event of the 2012-13 athletic calendar, the University of Michigan women's soccer team blanked Cleveland State, 5-0, on Tuesday (Aug. 7) at the U-M Soccer Stadium. Freshman Corinne Harris (Chicago, Ill./Walter Payton College Prep) scored a pair of goals, while juniors Tori McCombs (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) and Meghan Toohey (Philadelphia, Pa./Phil-Mont Christian) and fifth-year senior Clare Stachel (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) added one marker each.
The Wolverines outshot the visitors by a 29-3 margin, and started the scoring off early, as Stachel converted a penalty kick in the eighth minute to give the home team a 1-0 lead. Harris, one of the team's eight new freshmen, scored the first of her two goals 12 minutes later, when she split the defense following a gorgeous thruball from Toohey to make it 2-0.
In the 26th minute, Stachel provided a long ball into the box from the far side that found McCombs, who buried it for a 3-0 lead. Harris converted her second goal of the afternoon in the 58th minute, again on a pass from Toohey, to increase the Wolverines' lead to 4-0, before Toohey got on the board in the 87th minute, capping the scoring on a feed from freshman Lulu Haidar (Dearborn Heights, Mich./Crestwood).
Fifth-year senior Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich./Lahser) played the entire game in net, making two saves.
Michigan opens the 2012 season in 10 days time, hosting Fordham on Friday, Aug. 17, at the U-M Soccer Stadium. The match will begin at 7 p.m.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- U-M, Clare Stachel, 7:58 (penalty kick)
1st -- U-M, Corinne Harris, 19:04 (Meghan Toohey)
1st -- U-M, Tori McCombs, 25:31 (Stachel)
2nd -- U-M, Harris, 57:39 (Toohey)
2nd -- U-M, Toohey, 86:48 (Lulu Haidar)
Shots: U-M 29, Cleveland State 3
Shots on Goal: U-M 13, Cleveland State 2
Saves: Cleveland State 8 (Sarah Wood), U-M 2 (Haley Kopmeyer)
Corner Kicks: U-M 8, Cleveland State 0
N O T E S
Juniors Nkem Ezurike and Shelina Zadorsky did not play against Cleveland State. The two are members of the Canadian U-20 National Team and will travel to Japan on Wednesday (Aug. 8) to begin preparations for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Sophomore Christina Murillo will also compete in the event, playing for Mexico.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423