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February 7, 2010
Ann Arbor, Mich. -- Adrian College jumped in front early and used a first half run to knock off #5 Michigan in the Wolverines' exhibition opener at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse. The Wolverines had trouble controlling the draw, winning just three in the opening stanza which led to plentiful offensive opportunities for the NCAA Division III Bulldogs who came away with a 20-11 victory.
Sophomore goalie Emmy Scheidt (Birmingham, Mich./Seaholm) played well in the first half, turning away 8 shots including three-of-five eight-meter attempts.
Adrian struck first 3:08 into the contest after gaining possession of the opening draw. Michigan evened the score two minutes later when junior tri-captain Britt Boehm (Rocky River, Ohio/Magnificant) took a feed from junior Jess Stanley (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Marian) and pushed it past the Adrian goalie.
The Bulldogs would respond with their second goal of the game before senior Amy Johnson (Washington, D.C./Holton-Arms) picked up her first goal of the 2010 campaign when she cut across the crease and dumped a shot over the goalie's left shoulder.
Michigan took their first lead of the game a few minutes later when sophomore Alaina Mezwa (Rochester Hills, Mich./Sacred Heart) scored her first career goal. Mezwa, starting behind the goal, rolled across the crease and found the net from point-blank range.
With the Wolverines in front 3-2, the Bulldogs started a 7-0 run over 13:45 to take a 9-3 lead.
Michigan got back-to-back goals from Boehm and Johnson to pull back within four goals at 9-5 but Adrian managed one more tally before the half to make the intermission score 10-5 in favor of the Bulldogs.
Michigan struck first to begin the second half on Boehm's third goal of the game as she bounced in an eight-meter shot just 0:46 into the half.
After another Adrian score, Michigan responded with a goal from junior Amanda Schutte (San Diego, Calif./La Costa Canyon) who was assisted by sophomore Ani Shekerjian (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day).
The Wolverines got consecutive goals from Johnson and Mezwa to cut the lead down to five at 14-9 but that's as close as they would get before Adrian pulled away to win comfortably.
Johnson added her fourth of the contest and freshman Sam Zetlin (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) netted her first career marker to cap the Michigan scoring.
Next up for Michigan is a West Coast trip where the Wolverines will participate in the Santa Barbara Shootout. Michigan will play four games over the weekend all against teams ranked in the LAX Magazine Preseason top-10. On Friday, Feb. 12 Michigan will play #10 UCLA. Saturday will feature two games, first against #3 Colorado and then later in the day against #7 Cal Poly. Michigan will play one last game Sunday morning against #8 Colorado State.
Game Notes: Prior to the game, Michigan held its eighth annual clinic at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse. Over 80 participants ranging from middle school to high school levels took part...Today's game marked the 15th time Michigan has played against a varsity program (6-9-1)...Last season Michigan defeated Adrian in an exhibition game 8-7 at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse...Adrian sophomore attacker Jovelle Ward played with Michigan sophomore attacker at Huron High School...Bulldogs Head Coach John Sung formerly worked as an assistant coach for Michigan (2002-07).