10/11/2009 East Lansing, MI -- Michigan concluded its fall
schedule participating in a playday at Michigan State
University. The Wolverines played three games, finishing
1-2 on the day and 3-3-1 for the fall exhibition season.
Michigan began the day against Miami University, falling
to the Redhawks 11-7 in a dense morning fog. Junior
Amanda Schutte (San Diego, CA/La Costa Canyon) and
sophomore Ani Shekerjian (Bloomfield Hills, MI/Detroit
Country Day) led the offensive charge for Michigan with
two goals each in the game.
After an hour break, Michigan faced off against Central
Michigan. As the fog began to lift, so did the
Wolverines' offense as Michigan coasted to a 12-3
victory. Senior Amy Johnson (Washington,
D.C./Holton-Arms) and junior Jess Stanley (Bloomfield
Hills, MI/Marian) each turned in a hat-trick while
Shekerjian and sophomore first-year player Alaina Mezwa
(Rochester Hills/Sacred Heart) added two goals apiece.
In the marquee matchup of the event, Michigan took on
archrival Michigan State in the third and final game of
the day. The Spartans jumped ahead early, scoring the
first three goals of the contest en route to a 10-6 win.
Johnson scored twice to lead Michigan but the Wolverines
could not overcome MSU's three consecutive goals to
start the first and second halves. Sophomore goalie Emmy
Scheidt (Birmingham, MI/Seaholm) played well, coming up
with nine saves but it wasn't enough to turn back MSU's
The Wolverines will get a shot at revenge when they
travel to East Lansing for a regular season battle in
the spring. Michigan will practice six more times this
fall before breaking until January.