March 16, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Canham Natatorium)
Event: Wolverine Invitational (Day 2 of 3)
Score: #18 Michigan 20, Notre Dame College 1; #18 Michigan 17, Siena 2
Records: U-M (8-10), NDC (4-6), Siena (3-6)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, March 17 -- vs. Grove City (Canham Natatorim), 9:30 a.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 18-ranked University of Michigan water polo team continued its domination at the Wolverine Invitational, cruising past Notre Dame College, 20-1, and Siena, 17-2, on day two of the annual home tournament Saturday (March 16) at Canham Natatorium.
Sixteen different Wolverine players scored a goal on the day, including 15 in the morning slate against NDC. Senior captain Kiki Golden (Danville, Calif./Monte Vista HS) netted hat tricks in both contests, upping her season total to six, and added two assists and eight steals on the day. Senior Lauren Colton (Mission Viejo, Calif./Tesoro HS) posted two goals in each game, while six other Wolverines recorded one multi-goal effort.
Senior goalkeeper Alex Adamson (Coronado, Calif./Coronado HS) earned the bulk of time in the Wolverine net, posting 14 saves -- and five assists -- through six total quarters played. Freshman goalkeeper Julia Campbell (Naperville, Ill./Central HS) played the fourth quarter of both contests, registering four saves in the Notre Dame game.
Michigan honored its five-member senior class prior to the evening slate against Siena, and, with the exception of Adamson in goal, each of them scored at least one goal in the game's first half. Senior Natalie Naruns (Los Altos, Calif./St. Francis HS) recorded the Wolverines' first and last marker of the quarter, scoring twice from the left side, while Colton netted two in quick succession, and senior Katie Hazelrigg (Rolling Hills, Calif./Chadwick HS) scored her first of two in the contest on a skip shot midway through the frame.
Golden scored on a low skimming shot in the first minute of the second quarter and completed her hat trick with two goals in the third. U-M's seniors accounted for nine of the Wolverines' 17 goals in the contest.
The Wolverines used a balanced attack, scoring at least four goals in each quarter, to roll past Notre Dame College and secure their second 20-goal game of the weekend. Golden sewed up her hat trick -- her fifth of the season -- in the first half, netting two in the final three minutes of the second quarter on a five-meter penalty and a subsequent reverse shot. Michigan added two more goals off five-meter penalties in the third quarter as freshman Presley Pender (Costa Mesa, Calif./Newport Harbor HS) and sophomore Lauren Thatcher (Canyon Lake, Calif./Temescal Canyon HS) took advantage of scoring opportunities early in the frame.
The Falcons spoiled U-M's shutout bid with a goal in the opening minute of the fourth frame. Campbell, who allowed the goal, responded with a stop on a five-meter attempt, while Michigan scored six unanswered goals to close out the game, including back-to-back markers from freshman Barbara Lanier (Lafayette, Calif./Acalanes HS), who posted her third multi-goal effort of the weekend.
Michigan will wrap up play at the Wolverine Invitational tomorrow (Sunday, March 17), facing Grove City at 9:30 a.m. at Canham Natatorium.
NDC Goals: Kanoe Lyons
Saves: U-M 12 (Adamson 8, Campbell 4), NDC 11 (Vanderpool)
Ejections Drawn: U-M 5, NDC 10
Siena Goals: Lea Allen, Jacquelyn Verdon
Saves: U-M 6 (Alex Adamson 6, Julia Campbell 0), Siena 9 (Stephani Pouder)
Ejections Drawn: U-M 7, Siena 11
Contact: Leah Howard (734) 763-4423