Wolverines beat No.25 Spartans in conference opener behind big second half

The Michigan No. 1 scored early and came away late, scoring four second-half goals, to beat the Michigan State No. 25 6-1 in his Big Ten opener at Ocker Field.
Anouk Veen has scored twice from the penalty spot for his first goals of the season, while Sofia Sudam, the country’s top scorer, added a second-half tally to her tally.
The UM led on shots 32-6, including an 18-1 advantage in the second half; Anna spieker got five saves in goal.

To place: Ann Arbor, Michigan (Phyllis Ocker Field)
Goal: # 1 Michigan 6, # 25 Michigan State 1
Recordings: UM (7-0, 1-0 B1G), MSU (4-2, 0-2 B1G)
Next Unified Messaging Event: Sunday, September 26 – vs. # 23 Kent State (Phyllis Ocker Field), 1 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The No.1-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team kicked off their Big Ten Conference roster decisively, using a strong second-half push to beat No.25 Michigan State 6-1 ahead of 1,131 fans at Phyllis Ocker Champ. The Wolverines remain perfect through the season, improving to 7-0.

Michigan led by one at halftime, 2-1, before scoring two apiece in the third and fourth quarters, passing the Spartans 18-1 in the second half. Second year Anouk Veen scored two goals – his first goals of the season – in the corner attack, while junior Nina Apoola also picked up his first of the season and senior Sofia Sudam, the nation’s top scorer, scored her 11th place in UM’s soaring second-half run.

Wolverines scored twice in the opening five minutes of the game, as a senior Tina D’Anjolell tapped one in front of the MSU’s cage at 3:33, before Veen converted the second of consecutive penalty corners just 78 seconds later, burying the direct shot from the top of the circle.

Michigan State (4-2, 0-2 Big Ten) entered the table with a rebounding goal in the dying seconds of the first half, at 29:18, to get closer to one, but it was all of Michigan for the remainder of the contest.

The Wolverines scorched in the second half, scoring two goals in 2:04 in the third quarter and two more in 2:34 in the fourth. Veen scored another UM corner at 40:38, deflecting him from a Spartan defender, while Southam did the same at 42:42, taking a shot from the top of the circle and deflecting it from an MSU player before qu ‘it doesn’t drive slowly. in the cage.

Apoola scored on a rebound at 50:34, chasing him near the right post and lifting him above the sprawling Michigan State goaltender. Second year Lora clarke snatched a shot off the crossbar and went down the net to close the score at 53:08. It was Clarke’s fourth goal this season.

Michigan (7-0, 1-0 Big Ten) dominated the Spartrans 32-6 in the game and edged them 8-3. Senior goalkeeper Anna spieker got five saves in Wolverine’s cage, while MSU’s Jade Arundell made 11 saves.

The Wolverines will end their home weekend with a 1 p.m. slate against # 23 Kent State on Sunday (September 26) at Ocker Field. Admission is free to all home games of the regular season. The game will be broadcast live on B1G +.

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