Oct. 27, 2013
Michigan improves to 12-5-5 all-time against Northwestern and has won two in a row in the series for the first time since 2004-05.
Michigan is guaranteed to finish in the top two of the Big Ten, which will tie for the program's best finish. It has finished second on four prior occasions (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002) but has never won a Big Ten regular-season championship.
The last time U-M won seven consecutive matches was Sept. 7-28, 1997.
The Wolverines are 6-1 on the road this season, tying a single-season best for most road wins (also: 1998, 2004). U-M lost its first road match at Butler (Sept. 15) but has won all six since, making U-M perfect on the road (6-0-0) in Big Ten play.
U-M went unbeaten (7-0-0) during the month of October for the first time in program history.
During its seven-match win streak, U-M has outscored opponents by a 14-3 margin and recorded four shutouts.
Michigan has won eight Big Ten Conference matches this season, tied for most in a single season in program history. The Wolverines also won eight Big Ten matches in 1999 and 2001.
The Michigan defense pitched back-to-back shutouts for the third time this season (Pepperdine/Detroit, Penn State/Indiana). The Wolverines allowed only five shots to Northwestern on Sunday, the third-lowest opponent total of the season behind Detroit (2) and UW-Milwaukee (4).
Cassie Collins scored her second goal of the season and first since scoring vs. Oakland (Aug. 25).
Prior to Sunday, Nicky Waldeck had not scored since the second match of the season against Oakland (Aug. 25). It was her third goal of the season. She also scored in the season opener vs. UW-Milwaukee (Aug. 23).
U-M improves to 12-0-0 when scoring first. The Wolverines have scored multiple goals in 12 of their 14 wins.
After not having a penalty kick through the first 14 matches, U-M has drawn two in the last three matches (also: Nkem Ezurike, Oct. 20 vs. Purdue).