#5 Michigan 9
#10 UCLA 12
February 11, 2010
Santa Barbara, Calif. -- Playing
in its season opener, #5 Michigan (0-1) dropped a 12-9
decision to #10 UCLA (1-0). UCLA dominated the draw and took
advantage of Michigan's miscues to pull off the upset. The
Bruins won 16 of 23 draws and made the most of their
offensive opportunities as they unleashed 22 shots on goal.
The Bruins struck first, netting back-to-back goals to start
the contest before freshman
Sam Zetlin (Framingham,
Mass./Framingham) scored her first career goal. Zetlin
played an instrumental role in securing the possession that
led to her goal when she won a jump ball after a double-foul
Shekerjian (Bloomfield, Mich./Detroit Country Day)
tied the game at 2-2 with a goal from point-blank range
after she caught a beautifully-threaded pass through traffic
from junior Rachel
Killian (Plymouth, Mich./Ladywood).
UCLA regained the lead with a goal from senior captain
Lauren Ariniello at the 17:50 mark of the first half but
Michigan responded with a free-position goal from
Amy Johnson (Washington,
With the game deadlocked at 3-3, UCLA scored back-to-back
goals, taking a 5-3 lead with 11:43 to play in the first
Freshman Rachel Stattler
(Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Sacred Heart) scored
Michigan's third free-position goal of the half to cut the
deficit to one and junior tri-captain
Britt Boehm (Rocky
River, Ohio/Magnificat) followed with a goal off a feed
from fellow tri-captain
Arielle Dyner (Livingston, N.J./Livingston)
to tie the game at 5-5.
The Bruins scored once more as time ran down in the first
half but the Wolverines were able to control the succeeding
draw and Killian hit the back of the net with 0:03 left on
the clock to make the halftime score 6-6. Six different
players scored for Michigan in the half.
UCLA rattled off four-straight goals, opening up a 10-6 lead
to start the second stanza.
Michigan answered with a three-goal run of its own to get
within a goal but UCLA scored twice and controlled the ball
over the final five minutes of the game to earn the victory.
Michigan will take on #3 Colorado tomorrow at 11:30 AM ET
and #7 Cal Poly later in the day at 10:00 PM ET. Colorado
finished as the runners-up last season at WDIA Nationals
while Cal Poly has won at nationals seven of the nine years
that the tournament has been held.
Game Notes: The win was UCLA's first in three tries
against Michigan...The Wolverines defeated the Bruins twice
last season including once during the UCSB Shootout...Junior
Amanda Schutte was a high school teammate of two Bruins,
Lauren Aruiniello and Erica Zug at La Costa Canyon High
School in San Diego...With her first goal of the season,
Johnson extended her own program record for goals and points
to 125 and 157, respectively.