Notes & Quotes: SJSU 9, U-M 6; SDSU 11, U-M 10 (2OT)

Jan. 20, 2013

Recap |  San Diego State 


• The Wolverines fell to 5-7 in the all-time series against San Jose State and 5-12 against San Diego State.

• Michigan owns a 32-19-1 all-time record in 12 years hosting the Michigan Kick-Off/Invitational.

• Senior Kiki Golden finished the weekend with eight goals, while junior Kelsey Nolan posted six goals, and junior Audrey Pratt notched five. Nolan and Pratt scored at least one goal in all four games.

• With her two-goal effort vs. San Diego State, freshman Presley Pender became the fourth Wolverine freshman to record her first collegiate goal this season, joining Bryce Beckwith, Kelly Martin and Julia Riemersma. Beckwith headlined the newcomers with four goals this weekend.

• UCLA was the lone undefeated team at the 2013 Michigan Kick-Off with a 4-0 record.


Michigan Head Coach Matt Anderson
On the weekend ... "We lost to three top-10 opponents. We don't mind those kind of losses this early in the season. This morning was a very good game, and we had the opportunity. We were a little snake bit with shooting. When you are going to double sudden death with the No. 7 team in your final game of the tournament; that means you're getting better. That's what matters."

On his team's fight in the SDSU game ... "That was great. Especially when they went up three, we could have rolled over. Instead, we kept going 100 percent. We had the first opportunity to win it; they had the last and unfortunately, it went in."

On the Wolverines' freshman class ... "Presley Pender, a freshman, scores with four seconds left. Kelly Martin, another freshman, drew the penalty. Bryce Beckwith, another freshman, had a great power move at two meters. Ali Thomason, who was stricken with illness this weekend, will play a much bigger part next weekend and this season. I could go on. We are top heavy and bottom heavy. We have a very strong senior class and a very strong freshman class. Now it's just a matter of intertwining them."

On what Michigan can take from the weekend into practice ... "Even if we were undefeated this weekend, we'd have a lot to work on. My rotation changed every game, and we got better every game. The last game, the rotation -- sans foul trouble -- was set where you want it to be. As coaches, now that we have a good idea of where everybody fits, we can implement more."

U-M Senior Kiki Golden
On the Wolverines' opening performance ... "It's the beginning of the season and the first tournament. We have some new freshmen, and with three injured players right now, they really had to step up this weekend. Our rotation was different. With any new team, especially with this many freshmen, you just have to get used to playing with each other. This was kind of feeling it out. We got better over the weekend, and we'll get better over the season."

On the team work ethic and effort ... "I'm really proud of our team working hard for four quarters, two overtimes and then a sudden death. It could have gone either way at that point, and while it's disappointing to not get the win, I'm really glad that we worked our tails off."