Michigan makes a comeback to finish even in Mile High Invitational
Date: April 1, 2012
Site: Boulder, CO (Kittredge Turf Fields)
Score: Michigan 14, Santa Clara 12
Next U-M Event: Saturday April 15, 2012 on the Ralph Young Field at Michigan State, 1:00 pm
BOULDER, CO—The Michigan women's club lacrosse team rallied in the second half where they stole a narrow lead. The win clinched their weekend 2-2 split record in the Mile High Invitational.
The Wolverines posted the first goal of the game, but Santa Clara quickly took and maintained a lead through the first half, which ended with Santa Clara up, 6-8. Only down by two, Michigan made a strong comeback, scoring six unanswered goals in the second half to go up by four.
Santa Clara recorded two goals to diminish the deficit, but the Wolverines ran out the clock in the final minutes to clinch the win.
Seven of Michigan's goals came from free position shots and leading the team with three goals a piece were sophomore Julianne Patterson and senior Maddie Palmer. The Wolverines pulled themselves out of the hole and left Boulder with two solid wins.
They will square off against rivals Michigan State next in their last conference game of the regular season.
Game's Scoring Leaders:
Wolverine Scoring Plays:
Alaina Mezwa free position goal, 1:49 into the first half, 1-0 Michigan
Julianne Patterson free position goal, 9:00 into te first half, 2-2 tie
Julianne Patterson free position goal, 15:44 into the first half, 4-3 Santa Clara
Katie Mezwa free position goal, 19:56 into the first half, 5-4 Santa Clara
Julianne Patterson unassisted goal, 26:19into the first half, 8-5 Santa Clara
Claire Gadra free position goal, 28:09 into the first half, 8-6 Santa Clara
Maddie Palmer goal with an assist by Julianne Patterson, 3:40 into the second half, 9-7 Santa Clara
Maddie Palmer goal with an assist by Alaina Mezwa, 5:15 into the second half, 9-8 Santa Clara
Katie Mezwa goal with an assist by Shelby Wagner, 10:26 into the second half, 9-9 tie
Britt McCormack free position goal, 12:20 into the second half, 10-9 Michigan
Maddie Palmer unassisted goal, 14:01 into the second half, 11-9 Michigan
Ani Shekerjian free position goal, 18:47 into the second half, 12-9 Michigan
Claire Gadra goal with an assist by Ani Shekerjian, 21:10 into the second half, 13-10 Michigan
Valerie VanHulle unassisted goal, 22:26 into the second half, 14-10 Michigan