The Wolverine

August 2018

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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AUGUST 2018 THE WOLVERINE 43 overall and in conference play. He tal- lied 51 points and 35 assists during the season, with 32 points and 24 as- sists coming in Big Ten games. Senior forward Tony Calderone led the Big Ten in goals, also both overall and in conference games, with 25 total goals, 18 of which came during Big Ten com- petition. BEST UPSETS Best Female Team Upset — Wom- en's Basketball over Ohio State: Just nine days after falling to the Buckeyes in overtime at the Crisler Center, Mich- igan got its revenge on the road Jan. 16. Ranked No. 8 in the country, Ohio State led U-M 54-49 with 2:59 left in the third quarter and was looking to close out the Wolverines for another win. Michigan wouldn't surrender, scor- ing nine straight points in the next 1:59 to take a 58-54 lead. The Maize and Blue would hold on to that lead for the rest of the game and win 84-75, giving Michigan its first win over a ranked opponent on the year, and the only ranked road victory the team recorded in 2017-18 (they later topped No. 13 Maryland at home). Junior center Hallie Thome led the charge, scoring 27 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for the double-double. Senior guard Katelynn Flaherty added 21, 18 of which came in the second half, and junior guard Nicole Munger tallied a career-high 20 points. The victory marked Ohio State's first loss of the season in Big Ten play, and U-M's fifth top-10 victory in program annals. Best Male Team Upset — MEN'S LACROSSE over Notre Dame: March 21 was a historic afternoon for the Michigan men's lacrosse team. The Wolverines, feeling good after three straight wins, traveled to Notre Dame to face the No. 4 Fighting Irish as a heavy underdog. Michigan had al- ready lost two games against ranked foes in 2018 (12-9 against No. 18 Penn and 15-11 to No. 11 Yale), and most expected Notre Dame to deliver a third defeat. In fact, U-M had only beaten one ranked team since the program was founded in 2012. That changed when Michigan topped Notre Dame 13-12, thanks in part to junior midfielder Brent Nose- worthy, who scored five goals and tacked on an assist. U-M recorded its first-ever victory over a ranked team on the road, and the first win against a team ranked in the top five in school history, qualify- ing it as the program's biggest win. U-M would finish the season 8-6 af- ter winning at No. 14 Penn State in the regular-season finale, giving the team one more memorable upset. BEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES Best Female Individual Perfor- mance — Indoor track runner ERIN FINN at the Simmons-Harvey Quad: Already one of the most decorated fe- male athletes in University of Michi- gan history, Finn dominated the 3,000-meter run (approx. 1.864 miles) at the Simmons-Harvey Quad Jan. 20., setting a personal, school and state of Michigan record for the event with a time of 8:58.69. The clocking was three seconds faster than her previous per- sonal best and the fastest time ever run by a Michigander, the third-fastest time in Big Ten history, the third-fast- est time ever run by a collegian in the month of January and the 23rd-fastest time in collegiate history overall. Throughout her five-year career at U-M, Finn set four school records, was named a finalist for the 2017 AAU James E. Sullivan Award (only female finalist in Michigan history, second finalist overall), won the 2018 Big Ten Medal of Honor, was a four- time NCAA Championships runner- up, a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier, a nine-time U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All- American (tied for most in school his- tory), 10-time Big Ten individual cham- pion, and named both indoor (2016) and outdoor (2014) Big Ten Track and Field Female Athlete of the Year, along with numerous other honors. The men's lacrosse team recorded its second-ever ranked win and its first over a top-five squad against No. 4 Notre Dame on March 21. PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY

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