Western Michigan 2
March 26, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 12-ranked Wolverines (6-4) coasted to their sixth-consecutive victory to the tune of a 21-2 victory over Western Michigan on Friday night at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse.
Thirteen different players scored for Michigan, marking the fourth game this season in which 10 or more players have scored a goal. Six players scored multiple goals, led by junior Amanda Schutte (San Diego, Calif./La Costa Canyon) and sophomore Ifat Ribon (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) who each recorded a hat-trick.
The Wolverines scored the first five goals of the game before a Bronco player managed to swat a loose rebound into the net to make it 5-1.
Michigan rattled off seven more scores before the break to make the halftime lead 11-1. Junior Rachel Killian (Livonia, Mich./Ladywood) and senior tri-captain Amy Santoriello (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) each led the team with two goals in the opening period.
The Wolverine rout continued in the second half as Michigan put six more in the net to push the run to 13-straight goals before Western Michigan tallied its second and final goal of the game at the 11:39 mark.
For the third time this season, all three goalies split time in net. Sophomore Emmy Scheidt (Birmingham, Mich./Seaholm) started the game before freshman Hillary Handelsman (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) replaced her. Sophomore Mynda Krato (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) came in midway through the second half to finish the game in goal.
Michigan will return to action at Oosterbaan Fieldhouse in Ann Arbor on Sunday March 28 to host undefeated Oakland University at 7:30 PM.
Game Notes: By scoring the game's first goal, freshman Sam Zetlin extended her goal streak to 10 games...Freshmen Maddie Sullivan and Claire Gadra each scored their first career goals...The 13 different players to score a goal marked the second highest number of goal scorers in program history behind the 14 that scored vs. Toledo on February 8, 2009...Michigan forced eight turnovers which ties a season high...The two goals allowed are the fewest that the Wolverines have surrendered this season.