March 29, 2014
N O T E S
• Michigan fell to 33-13-1 in the all-time series against Indiana. The Hoosiers have won three straight meetings, tying their longest win streak in the series.
• Sophomore Presley Pender extended her goal-scoring streak to four straight games. She has scored in 12 of the last 13 games.
• Freshman Emily Browning's 16 saves marked the second double-digit save effort of her career. Her previous career best was 12, which she tallied two weeks ago against Pacific.
• Emily Browning has posted multiple assists in five games this season.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Matt Anderson
On today's game ... "There were a couple minutes in the second that got away from us. I felt like it was ours. But it's tough when the other team scores on three five-meters and we only score one of our power plays. That was the difference. They had four; we had one. It was a classic Michigan-Indiana battle. Unfortunately, the wrong team won."
On the progress of the team ... "I knew that we had improved, but I knew this game would really reflect it. It shows that we've definitely improved. We're not quite there. But compared to where we were in January and February, we're getting there. If we get another opportunity, we just need to close the door on some shots."
On the goalkeepers ... "Emily Browning was outstanding. They had some shots that went in during those earlier games that she was not going to let in today. That's the sign of a freshman getting better. The more games she plays, the more of a weapon she's becoming. Their goalie did a nice job too. We had some shots that we could have put away, but she's a good goalie. I am quite pleased with the progress of our goalie."
U-M Senior Hathaway Moore
On taking positives from the loss ... "It teaches us that all the work we've put in is going to the right place. The last couple of times we played them, the score was much more spread and they were pushing us around. That was a winnable game today. It means we're doing the right things in the water. If anything, it shows that we're making fewer mistakes and making better moves and better reads. The more we can feed off that positive energy, the better we'll get. We need to keep doing what we're doing. If we get to play them again, we'll be that much better."
On minimizing penalty calls ... "Matt really broke it down after the game. In the earlier games, we were making around 20 mistakes. In this one, there were roughly eight. We need to keep minimizing those mistakes on defense, communicate better and have more awareness. Those five-meter calls should definite goals. If we can cut those out, that should have been three fewer goals for them today."
On looking ahead ... "It doesn't feel good losing, especially when you have great fans in the crowd and everyone's emotions are hyped. But you have to take the positives from it and learn from it. We are getting better each and every game we play. We go to California next weekend, get a couple more good games there before we're back for Westerns. We're on our way, and every little inch and little step, we're getting closer to our goal."