#12 Seed: Michigan 7
May 9, 2013
Unfortunately for the Wolverines, Maryland quickly scored two goals to take the lead and never relinquished the lead; Michigan was able to tie the game a twice but was unable to retake the lead. The Wolverines played well on defense and applied great pressure; however, Maryland dominated time of possession and won a lot of groundballs, keeping the ball out of the sticks of Michigan’s attack.
Although Michigan had plans to make the comeback, Maryland had other ideas and went on a 5-1 run in the second half to take an 11-5 lead. Michigan realized if they were going to make a move and comeback, it would have to be quick because the Terps’ lead was growing and the rain was making play even more difficult.
Once again, the rain and sloppy field conditions played a major factor in the game; Michigan lost 2 starting seniors to injury in the 2nd half: Rachel Stattler (hamstring/attack), and Captain Jamee Jacobson (concussion/defense). Maryland had control of the game and was unwilling to let that slip away. After a free position goal from Patterson, the Terps’ scored two more goals to take a 7 goal lead. Michigan managed to drop Maryland’s lead to 6, but that was with less than one minute left and was the end of the "comeback".
Once again, Patterson led Michigan’s offensive efforts in the second half with 2 goals.
Michigan will take the field again tomorrow (May 10) at 11:00 AM MST against No. 16 seeded Northeastern.