Nov. 24, 2013
Michigan is making its second all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. It previously made the Elite Eight in 2002, the program's highest finish in the NCAA Tournament.
The win over Notre Dame is also the team's 18th of the season, which ties a program record for most wins in a single season. Michigan also won 18 matches in 1997.
U-M improves to 14-9-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, including a 10-0-0 mark in such matches played in Ann Arbor.
Michigan is now 3-12-1 all-time against Notre Dame. Sunday's victory is the first in the series for the Wolverines since Nov. 16, 2003, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in South Bend, Ind. It is also Michigan's first win over Notre Dame in Ann Arbor.
Two of Michigan's three wins over Notre Dame have come in the NCAA Tournament.
It was the two teams' first meeting since Aug. 22, 2008, which was Greg Ryan's first match as Michigan head coach.
Michigan improves to 22-2-2 at U-M Soccer Stadium since the start of the 2012 season and 32-8-6 since 2010. Additionally, the victory extends the Wolverines' home unbeaten streak vs. non-conference opponents to 20 (19-0-1), a streak that dates back to Aug. 2011.
U-M is now 5-0-1 against ranked opponents this season.
The Wolverines are 7-3 in matches decided by one goal and 16-0-0 when scoring the match's first goal. U-M had not won a 1-0 match since Oct. 18 vs. Indiana.
It is Michigan's 12th win at U-M Soccer Stadium this season, tying a program record for most home wins in a single season (2002).
Taylor Bucklin recorded her 12th shutout of the season in goal, setting the program record for most shutouts in a season. She surpassed former goalkeepers Haley Kopmeyer (2012) and Suzie Grech (2001) with the clean sheet.
Meghan Toohey has recorded two goals and one assist through three matches in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Though she was held scoreless on Sunday, Nkem Ezurike recorded nine shots (five shots on goal), giving her 102 shots for the season, a new program record.
Greg Ryan has guided a team to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in his career and for the first time since 1993 with Wisconsin. As head coach, he took the Badgers to the College Cup in 1988 and 1991 (runner-up), also making the Elite Eight in 1990.
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