No. 1 Michigan Downs Brigham Young in Quarterfinals

Senior midfielder Jordan Kirshner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) got the momentum back in the Wolverines' favor, scoring from the top of the box following a nice fake-shot that cleared space. Michigan earned a one-minute man-up opportunity shortly after and Yealy finished a feed from Kirshner from just eight yards out as U-M rebuilt their three-goal lead with 7:19 left.

Paras added his fourth and final tally of the game at 5:19 on an unassisted tally from seven yards out as the Wolverines created a four-goal cushion late in the game. BYU wouldn't pack it in however, scoring on a dodge from behind the cage with 3:22 left to cut the U-M lead to three. Yealy quickly responded however on a dodge from the right GLE as the Maize and Blue regained the four-goal lead.

Senior attackman Clark McIntyre (Little Silver, N.J./Rumson Fair Haven) closed out the scoring on a nice dodge followed by a ringer off the post to give Michigan a dominating five-goal with just a minute left.

Statistically, it was an evenly played game besides total shots. The Wolverines were outshot by the Cougars 56-37, but scooped up 47 groundballs compared to 45 by BYU. U-M was 16 of 31 on faceoffs, and cleared the ball at a rate of 19 for 28 while Brigham Young cleared the ball successfully 12 times in 18 attempts. BYU scored once on three man-up attempts while the Wolverines finished 1-2.

The Wolverines will be back in action on Friday (May 14) when they play their semifinal matchup against #4 Chapman at 7:30pm MST in the confines of Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

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2010-05-14



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