#13 Michigan 5
April 10, 2010
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Top-ranked Santa Clara (14-1) used a 3-0 run in the closing minutes to finish off an 8-5 victory over No. 13 Michigan (7-6) on Saturday morning (April 10) in the second game of the Lindenwood Invitational.
The Broncos struck first at the 24:51 mark to take the 1-0 lead. Michigan responded with back-to-back scores from Junior Rachel Killian (Plymouth, Mich./Ladywood) and senior Amy Johnson (Washington, D.C./Holton-Arms). Senior tri-captains Amy Santoriello (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) and Arielle Dyner (Livingston, N.J./Livingston) assisted on the tallies.
Santa Clara finished the half on a 2-0 run and held Michigan off the board for the final 17:00 of the half to take a 3-2 lead at the break.
Johnson evened the score in the opening minute of the second half, firing a shot over the stick of Santa Clara's all-American goalie on a free-position.
The Broncos struck for two quick goals to push their lead to 5-3 before Alaina Mezwa (Rochester Hills, Mich./Sacred Heart) netted her 12th goal of the season. In typical fashion for the speedy sophomore, she gathered the ball in the Michigan zone and carried it past one Santa Clara defender after another to cut the deficit to 5-4.
After another Santa Clara score, Johnson fired a turnaround shot that found the left post and junior Ashley Felber (Denver, Colo./East) ran in and deposited the rebound into the back of the net to trip Santa Clara's advantage to 6-5.
The Santa Clara defense locked down over the final 12:00 and the Broncos added two more scores as time wound down to secure the 8-5 victory.
Michigan returns to action at 9:00 ET tonight against Minnesota. Follow Michigan Lacrosse on twitter (@UMLAX) for in-game updates.
GAME NOTES: Amy Johnson led Michigan in scoring with two goals...Emmy Scheidt saved 7 of 10 shots in the first half, her best single-half mark of the season...Santa Clara's goalie also saved 7 of 10 first-half shots.