ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Adrian College women's ACHA Division I hockey team traveled to historic Yost Ice Arena on Saturday and returned with a hard fought 1-0 victory over the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Adrian's senior goaltender Emily Michelin (Highland, Mich.) was on top of her game as she turned away 45 shots en route to a shutout of the Wolverines.
After two scoreless periods, Adrian got the break they needed in the third period when the Wolverines' Mercedes Reyes was whistled for tripping and sent to the penalty box, giving Adrian just their second power play opportunity of the day.
Adrian wasted little time, scoring just 28 seconds later, as a wild melee ensued in front of Wolverine netminder Kelsey Duggan and Cara Harm (Madison Heights, Mich.) slipped the puck inside the net for the only goal the Bulldogs would need. Adrian's Amanda Antos (Crest Hill, Ill.) was credited with the lone assist as Adrian took the 1-0 lead.
Michigan then turned up the offensive pressure on Michelin, aided by a seeming endless string of power play opportunities over the final 13 minutes, as Adrian would be assessed five minor penalties the rest of the way.
But the Adrian penalty killers were up to the task, holding Michigan 0-for-5 on power play opportunities on the day. No one stood taller in that effort than Michelin, who stopped 45 Wolverine shots on the day to earn the shutout and provide victory for the Bulldogs, despite being outshot 45-14 on the afternoon.
With the win the #4 ranked Bulldogs improved their record to 7-1-3, while the #5 ranked Wolverines fall to 8-5-0.
The two teams will battle again in Adrian on Sunday starting at 2 p.m. at Arrington Ice Arena.