March 15, 2013
N O T E S
The Wolverines improved to 19-0 in the all-times series against Gannon and 15-0 in the all-time series against Mercyhurst.
Michigan also improved its all-time CWPA Western Division record to 77-5.
The previous program record for most goals in a game was 24, which U-M registered against Grove City on March 8, 2008. Adding to its 21-1 win over Washington & Jefferson on Feb. 23, Michigan also owns multiple 20-goal games for the first time since 2008.
Ten different players have combined for 19 of Michigan hat tricks this season. Senior Kiki Golden headlines the group with four, while freshmen Barbara Lanier and Bryce Beckwith own two apiece.
Senior goalkeeper Alex Adamson matched a career best with four assists against Mercyhurst.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Matt Anderson
On the Wolverines' play in the doubleheader ... "In that first period against Gannon, we weren't really doing anything as well as we could have been doing it. It was 2-1, and we needed to find our groove. We had a couple lines that were having trouble finding themselves, but that's somewhat understandable with people coming back healthy and changing rotations. We got better. It was a short rest against Mercyhurst. The challenge was -- we knew what we didn't do as well as we could have. We could have a long battle if we choose, or we can exert what we should be doing early in the first period. They did. I was not expecting us to play as well as we did in the first period. That was good.
"To say that I liked the progress from game one to game two is an understatement. It was great. They knew that Mercyhurst was going to pose a challenge if we didn't set the pace of the game early -- getting some two-meters, getting some good drives. We did that, and that's what you want to see."
On getting several players into the games ... "There were some that definitely did some things that they've been itching to do with more playing time. There were others that we would have liked more out of. They all got to play, and at the end of the day, that's what they all want to do. They just need to focus on the end result that we played better than we probably expected. That's the best thing."
On freshman Barbara Lanier's day ... "Barbara is our third set and in some games, isn't going to get the opportunity to get many minutes. So, these are the games in which she gets her opportunity to show what she's capable of doing. As a freshman, it should give her confidence going into her sophomore, junior and senior years."