April 9, 2011

No. 6 University of Michigan Handles Maryland, 9-5

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan water polo team followed up its CWPA Western Division championship victory with a win over the University of Maryland, 9-5, at Bucknell University's Kinney Natatorium.

Senior Alison Mantel (Miami, Fla./Gulliver) scored twice, had three assists and pulled a trio of steals. Senior Lauren Orth (Poway, Calif./Poway) and junior Meagan Cobb (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) each had two goals in the contest and freshman Kelsey Nolan (San Jose, Calif./Leland) chipped in a pair of helpers.

Junior Morgan Turner (Mission Viejo, Calif./Trabuco Hills) made seven saves and sophomore Kiki Golden (Danville, Calif./Monte Vista) had five steals to lead the defensive effort.

After trailing 1-0 through one period, Michigan exploded for four goals in the second frame to take a 4-2 lead into halftime. Orth scored her second goal of the game and sophomore Lauren Colton (Tustin, Calif./Tesoro) chipped in a marker to extend the U-M advantage to 6-3 after three periods. Mantel scored a pair in the fourth period to go with a goal from Cobb to help the Maize and Blue cruise to victory.

Release courtesy Michigan Athletic Communications


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