Michigan Field Hockey (9-4, 4-1 B1G) has rebounded off of their 2OT loss at #12 Louisville last Sunday and pulled off ANOTHER road upset of a top-10 B1G team. This time, it's the mighty Iowa Hawkeyes who have always been a thorn in the side of Michigan historically (21-40 series record).
Michigan took a 3-0 lead with about 12 minutes to play with goals by the star Leslie Smith and two from Sammy Gray. Iowa tacked one on with 6 to play but it was not enough.
Michigan now controls their own destiny in the race for a B1G Championship.
B1G standings coming into tonight-
|4.||#4 Penn State||2-1||6|
|#20 Michigan State||2-2||6|
Michigan's only loss in B1G play was a 2-0 defeat to #2 Maryland.
Michigan's remaining schedule (using current rankings)
- 10/12 vs #7 Stanford
- 10/17 vs #8 Northwestern
- 10/24 vs #20 Michigan State
- 10/26 at New Hampshire
- 11/2 at Ohio State
That game on Sunday with #7 Stanford was just picked up by BTN Plus.
In sticking with the Michigan-Iowa theme, Michigan Volleyball (7-8, 2-3 B1G) has rebounded with a nice sweep of Iowa at Cliff Keen tonight. They won the sets by the scores of 25-15, 29-27 and 25-19.
The first coach of the Michigan Volleyball program, Sandy Vong, was in attendance today to see the Wolverines win.
(guy in the hat)
Tonight was Michigan's annual pink match. They outlined the Block M at center court and the outside lines in pink.
Next up, Michigan has the steep task of taking on #8 Nebraska on Sunday at Cliff Keen Arena at 1pm. Oddly, the match won't be televised on BTN.
Tomorrow is another big day for Michigan Athletics.
Here's the slate for this weekend-
Football: vs Penn State (7pm/ESPN2)
Men's Soccer: at Rutgers (7pm/BTN Plus)
Women's Soccer: at Indiana (7pm/BTN Plus)
Volleyball: vs #8 Nebraska
Field Hockey: vs #7 Stanford (1pm/BTN Plus)