First Touch #4: U-M Finishes Long Road Trip in Toledo
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Sept. 7, 2010

Michigan at Toledo
Scott Park Soccer Complex • Toledo, Ohio.

Friday, Sept. 10: U-M at Toledo, 5 p.m. • Live Stats

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The University of Michigan women's soccer team (3-1-1, 0-0-0 Big Ten) will put the wraps on the longest road trip of the season at Toledo on Friday (Sept. 10) at the Scott Park Soccer Complex in Toledo, Ohio. Michigan head coach Greg Ryan will be seeking his 200th win as a collegiate coach, while the Wolverines look to continue the fastest start since the 2002 season. U-M has not reached four wins in less than six games since the 2002 squad started 4-0-0 en route to an NCAA Quarterfinals appearance.

WOLVERINE BITES
Mr. 200 -- Head coach Greg Ryan improved to 198-100-28 with Friday's (Sept. 3) win over Oakland, moving him to within two wins of his 200th collegiate victory. Ryan entered the 2010 season ranked 39th in winning percentage and 51st in victories all-time amongst coaches with a minimum of 10 years at an NCAA Division I school. While rebuilding the U-M program, Ryan has led the Wolverines to improvements in win totals in each of his first two seasons and carries a 13-20-11 record with the Maize and Blue.

Hanging Up Zeroes II -- Junior/sophomore Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich./Lahser) had to make only one save against Oakland on Friday (Sept. 3) to add another shutout to her growing career totals. The victory over the Grizzlies marked her ninth career shutout and put her in a tie with Jessica Jones (8, 1995-98) for fourth on the U-M career list. Kopmeyer also moved to within striking distance of Madison Gates (8, 2005-08) for sixth on the career wins list, improving her lifetime record to 7-8-6.

Second-Half Team -- Junior Meaghan Hennessy's (Westlake, Ohio/Magnificat) goal in the 74th minute against Oakland on Friday (Sept. 3) was the Wolverines' sixth second-half marker of the season. Michigan has scored all six of its goals this season after the intermission, outscoring teams 6-2 in the latter frame. Despite scoring exclusively in the late goings, Michigan has spread its 78 shots in regulation evenly across the halves.

On the Big Ten Radar -- Clare Stachel earned a share of the conference lead in assists when she collected her third helper of the season against Pepperdine on Friday (Aug. 27).

Quick Hits -- Michigan rookies have now accounted for nine of U-M's 18 points this season thanks to an assist by freshman Kayla Mannino (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Avondale) against Oakland (Fri., Sept. 3) ... The Big Ten Network is scheduled to televise Michigan's home game against Illinois (Oct. 31, 3 p.m.) and at Penn State (Nov. 7, 1 p.m.) live in high definition.

NUMBERS GAME
U-M vs. Oakland -- 8-3-2 (all-time)

Career Coaching Wins -- 1, Greg Ryan (198-100-28) needs two wins to reach 200 victories in his NCAA coaching career.

Career Wins --
1, Haley Kopmeyer (7) needs one victory to match Madison Gates (8, 2005-08) for sixth all-time.

CHECK IT OUT
The Ryan:90 -- Episode 2 [ Link ]
The Yellow Armband -- Finally Have a Home.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Friday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m. -- vs. Massachusetts (U-M Soccer Stadium)
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m. -- vs. Youngstown State (U-M Soccer Stadium)

Contact: Ryan Sosin (734) 763-4423


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