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No. 17 USC Lacrosse Tops No. 13 Michigan in Ann Arbor

Apr 3, 2022

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The 17th-ranked USC lacrosse team (8-2) collected a 14-10 non-conference win over No. 13 Michigan (9-4) at the U-M Lacrosse Stadium on Sunday, April 3.
 
KEY PLAYERS

  • Gr. midfielder Kelsey Huff posted her eighth hat trick of the season (31st career) and led all scorers with four goals on six shots. Huff passed Caroline deLyra (157 goals, 2013-16) into second place in USC's career records with 160 goals.
  • Fr. midfielder Maddie Dora racked up her second straight hat trick with a three-goal performance. She also had one assist, picked up a ground ball, and caused one turnover.
  • Jr. attacker Ella Heaney had three points with two goals and an assist.
  • So. attacker Shelby Tilton scored the first two goals of the game and finished with two to go with a ground ball and a caused turnover. So. attacker Maggie Brown also had two goals on a game-high seven shots.
  • Jr. defender Olivia Dooley finished with four caused turnovers and four ground balls. 
  • Jr. defender Kaleigh Brennan had two ground balls and two caused turnovers.
  • Jr. goalie Kait Devir produced five saves for her eighth-career victory.
  • For Michigan, Kaley Thompson had the hat trick. Erin Garvey scored two goals and had an assist. Kaylee Dyer caused five turnovers and Kaitlyn Mead led all players with nine draw controls.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Trojans out-shot the Wolverines, 33-24, and won the ground ball game by a 15-10 edge. Michigan had the advantage in the center circle with the 18-10 finish in draw controls won.
  • U-M scored the first goal of the game within 20 seconds of the opening draw, but Tilton's back-to-back goals kept the Trojans in it despite the Wolverine's prowess in the draw circle. Michigan won the first quarter, 4-3.
  • USC had a response in the second quarter as Huff scored twice and Heaney and Dora each scored goals to bookend Huff's goals to put the Trojans on top, 7-5, at halftime.
  • The Trojans held the Wolverines scoreless for over 19 minutes and built an 11-5 lead with a 6-0 goal run. Brown scored the first two goals of the second half to spark USC's 4-1 third-quarter performance.
  • Michigan scored one goal to close out the third and then went 4-3 in the fourth quarter, but the Trojans held off any further U-M attempts at a comeback to win, 14-10.  

UP NEXT

  • USC opens the back half of the Pac-12 schedule as host to California (Friday, April 8) and Stanford (Sunday, April 10) next weekend at McAlister Field. Both games will be shown live on USC's stream platform.

GAME NOTES

  • USC improves to 3-0 all-time against Michigan and defeated the Wolverines for the first time in the state of Michigan.
  • The Trojans go to 1-1 all-time in the state of Michigan (loss to Denver in 2019 NCAA tournament).
  • USC improved to 79-22 all-time in games when the Trojans are ranked and collected its 26th all-time win over a ranked opponent to improve to 26-34.
  • The Women of Troy pull even and improved to 17-17 all-time in games played in the Eastern Time zone.

For more information on the USC women's lacrosse team, a complete schedule, and results, please visit USCTrojans.com. Fans of the Women of Troy can follow the team on Instagram and on Twitter @USCTrojansLax.