#5 Michigan 8
February 14, 2010
Santa Barbara, Calif. -- Colorado St. (3-1) jumped ahead early and withstood Michigan's (0-4) second-half comeback to come away with a 12-8 victory.
CSU scored the first four goals of the contest before senior Amy Johnson (Washington, D.C./Holton-Arms) scored on a one-timer from freshman Sam Zetlin (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) to cut the deficit to three.
The Wolverines were dealt a blow when junior tri-captain Britt Boehm (Rocky River, Ohio/Magnificat) was kicked out of the game after collecting her second yellow card for a check to the head.
The Rams then scored three goals in the final minute of the first half to take a 7-1 lead into the break.
Michigan started the second half scoring back-to-back goals to get within four at 7-3. After the Wolverines controlled the opening-draw, freshman Ani Shekerjian (Bloomfield, Mich./Detroit Country Day) received a feed from Zetlin in front of the net and beat the keeper top-right corner for her fifth goal of the season.
Arielle Dyner (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) added a tally on a free-position bounce shot, shooting sidearm off the whistle.
After a CSU goal pushed the score to 8-3, Michigan rattled off another pair of goals. First junior Jess Stanley (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Marian) scored on a bounce shot and then Zetlin picked up her first of three goals for the game on a free-position.
CSU responded with another marker to make the score 9-5 but Michigan kept on fighting, as Zetlin scored two-straight goals to complete the hat-trick.
Two goals would be as close as the Wolverines could get. The Rams picked up goals 10 and 11 to put the game out of reach.
Johnson's 8-meter bounce shot wrapped of Michigan's scoring with 2:00 to go.
Michigan will host Toledo for its first WCLL Conference game Sunday, February 21 at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse in Ann Arbor.