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#13 Michigan 8
April 9, 2010
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Tournament host No. 2-ranked Lindenwood University handed No. 13-ranked Michigan its first loss in nearly three months by a score of 16-8. The Lions jumped ahead early and although the Wolverines fought back, Lindenwood closed the game on a 5-0 run to pull away.
Lindenwood struck with the first two goals which drops Michigan to 1-4 when allowing the opponent to score first. Michigan cut the deficit to one with a marker from sophomore Ani Shekerjian (Bloomfield, Mich./Detroit Country Day) at the 22:45 mark.
The teams then traded back-to-back goals to make the score 4-3 in favor of the Lions but that would be as close as the Wolverines could get. Lindenwood opened up a 9-5 lead at the intermission which ties the largest halftime deficit that Michigan has faced this season (at Cal Poly, 2/13). Junior Jess Stanley (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Marian) led the Wolverines with a goal and three assists in the period.
The Wolverines quickly cut the lead to three when senior tri-captain Arielle Dyner (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) scored on a free-position. Off the whistle, Dyner sprinted from left to right across the goal mouth, moving the goalie out of position before rifling her signature-sidearm shot into the back of the net.
Stanley scored her second of the game as the teams swapped goals before Lindenwood ran off consecutive tallies to push the lead to 12-7.
Freshman Rachel Stattler (Rochester Hills, Mich./Sacred Heart) scored the Wolverines' final goal with 12:03 as she fired a shot from the right wing before the goalie could get her stick into position.
The Lions scored five goals including an empty netter over the final 10 minutes.
Shekerjian and Stanley led the Wolverines' offense with two goals apiece and sophomore Emmy Scheidt (Birmingham, Mich./Seaholm) made 14 saves to anchor a deceivingly solid defensive performance.
Michigan will take the field again tomorrow (April 10) afternoon at 1 PM ET against No. 1-ranked Santa Clara. Follow Michigan Lacrosse on twitter (@UMLAX) for in-game updates.
GAME NOTES: Freshman Sam Zetlin saw her scoring streak snapped after 11 games which set a program record...The loss snaps Michigan's seven-game win streak...The Wolverines are now 1-1 in road games this season...With the loss, Michigan falls to 0-5 in games when scoring less than 10 goals and 0-5 in games against teams ranked in the top-10.