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March 28, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In its final home game of the 2010 season, No. 12-ranked Michigan (7-4) defeated Oakland University (8-1) 23-5 . It was the last game in Oosterbaan Fieldhouse for the Wolverines' four seniors: Arielle Dyner (Livingston, N.J./Livingston), Amy Johnson (Washington, D.C./Holton-Arms), Amy Santoriello (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) and Ame Maturo (Ann Arbor, Mich./Greenhills).
The seniors combined to score five goals and assist on four others. The game completes a four-year span of home games in which Michigan amassed a perfect 24-0 record.
Freshman Sam Zetlin (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) put Michigan on the board early on a free-position goal to push her scoring streak to 11-consecutive games. Zetlin finished the game with three goals, marking her ninth game with multiple goals this season and her sixth hat-trick of the year.
Oakland tied the game at 1-1 at the 27:50 mark but then Michigan went on a 12-0 run to open a 13-1 lead on the second goal of the game from sophomore Ifat Ribon (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron).
The Wolverines led 14-2 at the intermission, paced by three goals from Zetlin and two from Ribon. Eleven different players scored in the opening half for Michigan.
After the Golden Grizzlies scored the opening goal of the second period, the Wolverines rattled off eight-straight goals to open up their biggest lead of the game at 22-3. Oakland added two goals in the closing minutes to make the final score 23-5.
On senior night, it was a freshman who led the team in scoring. Jane Petoskey (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) netted a career-high four goals while adding an assist. Junior Amanda Schutte (San Diego, Calif./La Costa Canyon) recorded her second hat-trick in as many games with three goals. Junior tri-captain Britt Boehm (Rocky River, Ohio/Magnificat), Johnson, Ribon and Santoriello all scored two goals apiece.
Michigan will have nearly two weeks off before its next set of games at the Lindenwood Invitational April 9-11 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Wolverines will take on #3 Lindenwood, #1 Santa Clara, Minnesota and #13 Virginia Tech over the three-day tournament.
Game Notes: Twelve different players scored goals for Michigan just two nights after 13 different players scored against Western Michigan...Johnson's two goal s and one assist now give her 144 goals and 36 assists for 180 career points. She is the program's all-time leader in goals and points and now is just three assists behind Jane Friend for the career assist record.