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9th Ranked Michigan Upsets Gauchos

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UCSB WLAX File PhotoSanta Barbara, CA - University of Michigan raced out to a 6-2 lead in the first 15 minutes of the opening game for both teams at the 24th Annual Santa Barbara Shootout. The Gauchos outshot Michigan 22-19 but goals were hard to come by for the UCSB offense while facing freshman goal keeper Emmy Scheidt (Birmingham, MI). Scheidt had 12 saves and only allowed 8 goals for 60%. Michigan was a cool 7 for 7 on their first 7 shots on goal and the barrage didn't slow down until 8 minutes remained in the first half with Michigan up 7-3. UCSB scored 2 goals on fast breaks in the last three minutes to get within striking distance, down 5-7 at halftime.

It was an uphill comeback attempt for 7th ranked UCSB, however, having to fight against the tournament running clock format and a good Michigan team not giving anything away. The Gauchos got the first goal of the second half to pull within one about two minutes in but could never get the equalizer. Michigan efficiently held onto a sometimes 1 goal lead and sometimes 2 goal lead. They then pushed it to the final 11-8 score with 4 minutes left to play as UCSB pressed out the final 10 minutes of the game to make something happen. 

"That first 15 minutes was the ball game in these circumstances," said UCSB head coach Paul Ramsey after it was over.  "We needed more time to solve their defense and start clicking on offense but we didn't have it and we ended up chasing the game too much."

"It got away from us and just far enough away that we needed them to give it back to us and they didn't," added Ramsey.

Katie Mitchell (Lafayette, CA) and Lindsay Alex (Tustin, CA) led UCSB in scoring with 2 goals and 1 assist & 1 goal and 1 assists, respectively. Julianne Patterson (Rochester, NY) led Michigan with 4 goals and 2 assists and four other Wolverines combined to score their other 7 goals. UCSB senior Megan Dawe (Martinez, CA) had 4 ground balls and 1 caused turnover.  UCSB senior goalie Jeni Centner (Tustin, CA) had 5 saves.

UCSB dropped to 3-1 with the loss while Michigan improved to 2-0.  The Gauchos next face 18th ranked University of Washington on Saturday at the Shootout while the Wolverines play 10th ranked Brigham Young University.


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