#5 Michigan 7
February 13, 2010
Santa Barbara, Calif. -- Cal Poly (2-1) jumped out to a big lead off an early 7-0 run and managed to hold off Michigan's (0-3) second-half rally to defeat the Wolverines 11-7.
The Mustangs scored the game's first seven goals before junior tri-captain Britt Boehm (Rocky River, Ohio/Magnificat) scored off a feed from freshman Sam Zetlin (Framingham, Mass./Framingham). Junior Rachel Killian (Plymouth, Mich./Ladywood) then notched back-to-back goals, the second off an assist from freshman Rachel Stattler (Bloomfield, Mich./Sacred Heart) to cut the deficit to 7-3.
Cal Poly would add one more goal before the half to take an 8-3 lead into the break.
The Wolverines were on the short end of a strange play that ended up taking a goal off the board in the first half. The officials called a foul on the Cal Poly goalie, moving her out of the 8-meter zone and leaving Boehm an empty net for a free-position opportunity. Just as Boehm hit the empty net for the apparent goal, a Cal Poly defender intentionally jumped in the way of Boehm to draw a shooting-space foul which resulted in a yellow card for intentionally fouling but allowed the Mustang goalie back in net for the succeeding eight-meter which she was able to save.
The Wolverines showed their heart, putting together a strong second half. Freshman Emmy Scheidt (Birmingham, Mich./Seaholm) kept Michigan in the game, turning away several point-blank shots and only allowing one goal on six free-position chances for Cal Poly.
Zetlin scored twice in the opening minutes of the half, giving her a team-high seven goals on the season. Her first tally was actually a pass intended for freshman Ani Shekerjian (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day). The pass sailed over Shekerjian’s outstretched stick and past the unsuspecting goalie for the surprise goal.
Zetlin's second goal came after freshman Kelsey Martin (Radnor, Pa./Radnor) intercepted a Mustang pass and raced down the field before finding a cutting Zetlin for the score.
Freshman Alaina Mezwa (Rochester Hills, Mich./Sacred Heart) added her first career goal off a free-position and Shekerjian notched a marker off a give-and-go from Zetlin to wrap up the Wolverine scoring.
Michigan will play its final game of the weekend tomorrow morning against #8 Colorado St. (1-1) at 10:00 AM ET.
Game Notes: Senior tri-captain Amy Santoriello’s did not play (foot/ankle) however x-rays were negative...Through three games, Zetlin leads the team with seven goals, followed by Shekerjian, Killian and Amy Johnson who all have four.