Monday, March 09, 2009

University of Michigan hosts Chatham University in women's water polo. Historic first tournament in Ann Arbor for Cougars.

Witness the University of Michigan womens water polo squad hosting the Chatham University Cougars in a historic first varsity tournament for the new varsity squad at the Pittsburgh based all-women's university.

The team traveled to Ann Arbor for the games against Michigan and Indiana University on Saturday, March 7, 2009.

This is the second quarter of the game. See two of the Chatham goals.

More game action is going to be put online soon.

Michigan's squad was playing its 19th game this season. The team had traveled to California twice and to the east coast once. They also hosted a prior tournament this season as well.

This was the first day of action for Chatham University in official varsity games. This season Chatham University expects to play 13 games.

Michigan has four players listed as goalies. None of the Michigan players are on the competitive swim team. Chatham's squad comes mostly from the DIII swim team with the athletes doing both swimming (fall and winter sport) and water polo (spring).

Other coverage: MGoBlue: "Mulder Picks Up CWPA Rookie of the Week Honor"

Mulder notched five steals against Washington & Jefferson to go with two assists in the second game before tallying a goal and an assist against Chatham. Humm. Chatham let her cool her jets.

MGoBlue: Water Polo Goes Perfect as Host of CWPA League Games: "The No. 15-ranked University of Michigan water polo team cruised to four double-digit victories, downing Grove City, 14-1, Washington & Jefferson, 20-2, Chatham, 19-2, and Penn State-Behrend,15-0, on Saturday (March 7) in CWPA Western Division league play at Canham Natatorium."


Anonymous said...

Wolverines Go Perfect as Host of CWPA League Games
March 7, 2009

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Canham Natatorium)
Event: CWPA League Games
Scores: #15 Michigan 14, Grove City 1; #15 Michigan 20, Washington & Jefferson 2; #15 Michigan 19, Chatham 2; #15 Michigan 15, Penn State-Behrend 0
Records: U-M (15-8, 4-0 CWPA); Grove City (1-4, 0-1); Washington & Jefferson (0-2, 0-2); Chatham (0-2, 0-2); Penn State-Behrend (0-2, 0-2)
Next U-M Event: Friday, March 13 -- vs. Gannon, 7 p.m.; vs. Mercyhurst, 8:15 p.m. (Canham Natatorium)

• Notes & Quotes | Photo Gallery
• Game Summaries: Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3 | Game 4

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 15-ranked University of Michigan water polo team cruised to four double-digit victories, downing Grove City, 14-1, Washington & Jefferson, 20-2, Chatham, 19-2, and Penn State-Behrend,15-0, on Saturday (March 7) in CWPA Western Division league play at Canham Natatorium.

Every Wolverine to appear today scored at least one goal and 18 players had multiple goals on the day. Freshman Megan Mulder (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) had a big day at both ends of the pool, tallying 10 points and 10 steals. Freshman Roxanne Mansfield (San Mateo, Calif./St. Francis) had 13 points, including a seven-point outburst against Chatham, and freshman Milli Brown (Rockford, Mich./Rockford) racked up 11 points . Mansfield, freshman Claire Ivry (Orinda, Calif./Miramonte), freshman Meagan Cobb (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) and sophomore Ryley Plunkett (Modesto, Calif./Johansen) all had hat tricks.

Senior Kelsey Haley (Portola Valley, Calif./Menlo) and freshmen McKenna Farrar (Orinda, Calif./Miramonte) and Tara Brigham (Baytown, Texas/Sterling) combined for the program's fourth shutout in the nightcap. Michigan's usual netminding quartet was attacking the opponent's net instead of defending the U-M cage in the finale as Farrar and freshman Morgan Turner (Mission Viejo, Calif./Trabuco Hills), who both tallied twice in the field, and senior/junior Brittany May (Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara) and Brigham all scored.

Mulder guided the Maize and Blue at both ends of the pool in the opener, tallying six points and swiping three steals against Grove City. Michigan put seven goals on the board in the first quarter, primarily using perimeter shots to build its lead. Brown and senior Sharayah Hernandez (Pico Rivera, Calif./El Rancho) also had multi-goal games against the Lady Wolverines, while senior Carrie Stover (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer), junior Casie Kelly (Longwood, Fla./Lake Brantley) and sophomore Cara Reitz (Miami, Fla./Gulliver) had a goal and an assist each.

Senior Sarah Davila (Yorba Linda, Calif./El Dorado) did her best to get on Mount Rushmore in the second contest of the afternoon, tallying five points, including a personal best with three assists against the Presidents. Plunkett also had five points and scored the first hat trick of her career on a power-play, penalty-shot and an even-strength goal. Cobb scored the Wolverines' first three goals to account for her hat trick, while Ivry, who recorded her first career hat trick, and Brown each had a four-point showing.

Thirteen Wolverines dented the twine as they took on the newest member of the division, Chatham. Mansfield posted a hat trick and a playmaker in a seven-point showing. Ivry also earned a playmaker to go with two goals against the Cougars. The Maize and Blue netminders were busy, combining for 13 saves led by Farrar and Turner, who each had six stops.

Haley got the start against the Lions, making three saves to jumpstart the shutout bid. Farrar played a period before Brigham completed the blanking with a perfect second half. Sophomore Keller Felt (La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla) and Ivry led the way offensively in the finale, scoring twice and assisting on another. May, Brigham, Farrar and Turner all scored from the field, while five Wolverines dented the twine on more than one occasion.

Michigan will face Gannon (7 p.m.) and Mercyhurst (8:15 p.m.) for two more league contests next Friday (March 13) before hosting the Wolverine Invitational (March 14-15) at Canham Natatorium.

Anonymous said...

Coverage from Hoosiers:

Lauren Wyckoff Named CWPA Western Division Player of the Week

Wyckoff scored 11 goals during Indiana's four CWPA West victories in Ann Arbor, Mich.

March 9, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana sophomore Lauren Wyckoff was named Western Division Player of the Week, announced on Monday by the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA). Wyckoff scored 11 goals to help lead the Hoosiers (9-6, 4-0 CWPA West) to four convincing CWPA Western Division wins over the weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich. Indiana also increased their overall winning streak to eight games.

Wyckoff started the weekend with a two goal, two assist, and one steal performance against Washington & Jefferson in the Hoosiers' 14-1 win. She followed that with three goals, all coming in the first quarter, and one steal in a 15-2 victory against Chatham.

Wyckoff's game of the weekend came against Grove City, where she would once again get off to a hot start, scoring four of her career-high five goals in the first quarter. This scoring barrage included the first three Indiana goals, which all came in the first 1:42 of action. She also grabbed three steals and one kick-out earned in the 15-2 Indiana win.

The final game of the weekend was a 14-0 shutout victory against Penn State Behrend, and Wyckoff tallied one goal, one steal, and one kick-out earned.

For the season, Wyckoff has 16 goals, seven assists, and nine steals. She also leads the Hoosiers with 12 kick-outs drawn.

The last Hoosier to win the CWPA Western Division Player of the Week honor was senior Maggie Hannon on April 7, 2008. Freshman goalkeeper Cassie Wyckoff, Lauren's sister, grabbed Western Division Rookie of the Week honors on February 9.

Indiana will return to action on March 14-15 at the Loyola Marymount Tournament. They will open the tournament with a game against Cal State Bakersfield at 10:50 a.m. PT.