Oct. 21, 2011
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
Score: Ohio State 1, Michigan 0
Records: U-M (9-6-2, 4-4-1 Big Ten), Ohio State (8-8-1, 4-4-1 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Oct. 23 -- vs. Penn State (U-M Soccer Stadium), Noon (TV: Big Ten Network, Live)
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's soccer team recorded 10 shots on goal, excluding a penalty kick, but was denied on all of them, falling to Ohio State, 1-0, on Friday night (Oct. 21) at the U-M Soccer Stadium. Goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich./Lahser) made five saves in net to reach an even 100 for the season, a program record.
The Wolverines had plenty of opportunities to put a crooked number on the scoreboard, especially in the first half. In the seventh minute, a shot by Clare Stachel (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) bounced off the post. In the 18th minute, Christina Murillo (Ojai, Calif./Nordhoff) appeared to have scored her first career goal on a header in close, but the assistant referee ruled her to be offside.
Michigan's best chance came in the 35th minute, when a penalty kick was awarded after Nkem Ezurike (Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia/Sackville) was taken down in the box. Stachel stepped up to take the PK, but her shot bounced off the right post. The rebound came to Murillo, but her follow-up shot was saved.
Ohio State broke the scoreless tie in the 78th minute, when Chelsy Swackhamer bended in a shot from about 25 yards out.
Michigan closes out its home slate for the 2011 season on Sunday (Oct. 23), when it welcomes No. 14 Penn State to Ann Arbor. The game, which is designated as Senior Day, will begin at noon and be televised live on the Big Ten Network.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
2nd -- OSU, Chelsy Swackhamer, 77:36 (Paige Maxwell)
Shots: U-M 18, OSU 21
Shots on Goal: UM 10, OSU 7
Saves: U-M 5 (Haley Kopmeyer 5, Team 1), OSU 10 (Katie Baumgardner)
Corner Kicks: U-M 4, OSU 3
Cards: U-M, Christina Murillo, 64:23 (Yellow); U-M Kristen Goncalves, 86:27 (Yellow); OSU, Megan Fuller, 19:55 (Yellow); OSU, Paige Maxwell, 65:30 (Yellow)
N O T E S
Haley Kopmeyer's single-season record of 100 saves bests the previous record of 99, set by Carissa Stewart in 2000.
Michigan falls to 12-9-2 all-time against Ohio State. It is the Wolverines' third straight loss to the Buckeyes.
With the loss, the Wolverines are now 4-4-2 at home this season. They have not won a home game since Sept. 9 against Western Michigan.
The Wolverines added goalkeeper Zaryn Jennings prior to Friday's game. Jennings is a freshman and is from nearby Dexter, Mich.
Freshman Jen Pace got her first collegiate start.
Prior to her penalty kick miss, Clare Stachel was 2-for-2 on the season, converting PKs against UC-Riverside on Sept. 2 and Minnesota on Sept. 23.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423
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