Feb. 21, 2010
Ann Arbor, Mich. -- Michigan (1-4, 1-0) came into the game needing a win and got just that in dominating fashion 24-3.
All available players saw significant playing time and 11 different players scored goals in the rout. Four players recorded hat-tricks, led by freshman Sam Zetlin (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) who scored four goals. Freshman Jane Petoskey (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer), sophomore Ifat Ribon (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) and junior Amanda Schutte (San Diego, Calif./La Costa Canyon) all scored three goals.
The Wolverines jumped ahead early, scoring five goals in the opening five minutes of the contest. Senior captain Arielle Dyner (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) opened the game with her third goal of the season, scoring off a feed from junior and fellow captain Britt Boehm (Rocky River, Ohio/Magnificat).
Boehm assisted on three of Michigan's first four goals and finished with five in the game to set a Wolverine single-game record. Michigan also set a single-game team-best with 17 total assists. The club's 24 goals tie a program record. The Wolverines controlled a program record 21 of the 29 draws (72.4%) in the game.
The Rockets did not gain possession until 6:00 into the contest at which point they already trailed 5-0.
Michigan would score 10 more goals before halftime on its way to a 15-0 advantage at the break. Ribon, Zetlin, sophomore Ani Shekerjian (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day) and junior Rachel Killian (Plymouth, Mich./Ladywood) scored twice in the first half while sophomore Maddie Palmer (Bloomfield, Mich./Seaholm) scored once and added three assists in the opening period.
The Wolverines used the second half to work on their offense, passing the ball around the perimeter several times while working for a good shooting opportunity. Six of Michigan's nine second-half goals were assisted, with two of the non-assisted goals coming on free-position shots.
The Rockets finally found the back of the net with 10:20 to play in the contest and would then add two more goals in the final minutes off free-position opportunities.
Sophomore Emmy Scheidt (Birmingham, Mich./Seaholm) started the game before freshman Hillary Handelsman (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) replaced her. Handelsman saved all three shots she faced, including one free-position attempt. Sophomore Mynda Krato (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) came in during the second half to finish out the game in goal.
Michigan will get a two-week break before its next game vs. John Carroll on March 14 at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse.
Game Notes: Petoskey, Schutte, Palmer, Ribon and Lexi Fader each scored their first goals of the season...Petoskey and Fader's goals were the firsts of their Michigan careers...Boehm topped the previous single-game assists record of four which had been held by Amy Santoriello and Jane Friend...Michigan's previous game-high for total assists was 14, set against Central Michigan last season...The previous record for draw controls was 13, set against Cal Poly at the National Tournament last season...Boehm, Petoskey and Ribon tied for a game-high five points.