Maize & Blue Bounced from Big Ten Tournament by Iowa
Nkem Ezurike

Nov. 6, 2013

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Site: Champaign, Ill. (First and Stadium Turf Fields)
Event: Big Ten Tournament (Quarterfinals)
Score: Iowa 1, #7 Michigan 0
Records: U-M (15-3-1), Iowa (14-5-1)
Next U-M Event: Monday, Nov. 11 -- NCAA Selection Show (, 4:30 p.m.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The No. 7-ranked University of Michigan women's soccer team was bounced from the 2013 Big Ten Tournament, losing to Iowa, 1-0, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday (Nov. 6) at the First and Stadium Turf Fields. The loss is Michigan's first since Sept. 29 vs. Minnesota, snapping an eight-match winning streak.

The Wolverines tied a season low with three shots on goal in the match. Early on in the eighth minute, freshman Madisson Lewis (Canton, Mich./Plymouth) found some space among the defense and fired a shot that was just high of the mark, as U-M had a 6-1 edge in shots at halftime.

Iowa's Bri Toelle scored a goal in the 62nd minute that stood up for the game-winner. She got in behind the defense and put a shot on goal that was saved by freshman goalkeeper Taylor Bucklin (Greenwich, Conn./Brookfield). However, the ball rebounded back to Toelle, who put her follow-up shot into the lower-right corner for the goal.

Michigan's best chance for an equalizer came late in the second half. A flurry of five or six passes led to a chance from senior Tori McCombs (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) around six yards out. Instead of shooting, McCombs elected to pass to two of her teammates closer to net, but neither got a good touch on the ball and the chance was cleared down field by the Iowa defense.

Michigan outshot Iowa, 16-10, and also had a 9-4 edge in corner kicks. Bucklin made four saves in goal.

The Wolverines now wait to see if they will earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four years. The NCAA Selection Show will take place on Monday (Nov. 11) at 4:30 p.m. It will be shown live on


By Periods 1 2 F
Iowa 0 1 1
Michigan 0 0 0

Scoring, Time (Assist)
2nd -- Iowa, Bri Toelle, 61:18 (unassisted)

Shots: U-M 16, Iowa 10
Shots on Goal: U-M 3, Iowa 5
Saves: U-M 4 (Taylor Bucklin), Iowa 3 (Hannah Clark)
Corner Kicks: U-M 9, Iowa 4
Cards: None

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