In a surprise turn of events the lower seeds in Saturday's semifinals were victorious as No. 4 seeded Hartwick defeated the No. 1 seed Maryland Terrapins 8-7. Hartwick came out of the half to
Maryland Goals: Lewis 3, Campbell 1, Gerrity 1, Ruth 1, Tobin 1
Maryland Saves: Reyes 7
Hartwick Goals: Bass 2, Martinez 2, Freeborn 1, J. Dendy Young 1, Kosich 1, Zakirova 1
Hartwick Saves: Cox 10
In the second semifinal game the Michigan Wolverines earned their first victory of the year against the Indiana Hoosiers to win 10-7. The game was tight throughout and it came down to the fourth quarter with the game tied at six. The Michigan offense took over and outscored Indiana 4-1.
Indiana actually led 6-3 in the third quarter with 3:02 left, but then Michigan went on to score six unanswered goals to go up 9-6 before winning 10-7. During that 6-0 run four of those goals were scored by Kelsey Nolan, and on the day Nolan had five goals.
Here is postgame audio from Nolan and Michigan head coach Matt Anderson.
Indiana Goals: Creighton 2, Fournier 2, McNaught 2, Eimstad 1
Indiana Saves: Wyckoff 11
Michigan Goals: Nolan 5, Moore 2, Cobb 1, Colton 1, Ivry 1
Michigan Saves: Turner 6
The finals are now set with No. 4 Hartwick taking on No. 3 Michigan for the right to earn one of the top two seeds heading into the Eastern Championships in two weeks. This game will kick off at 12 p.m. ET.
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