Dowthwaite's OT goal lifts Michigan field hockey team to NCAA quarterfinals

The Detroit News

Meg Dowthwaite scored in the 72nd minute as Michigan's field hockey team defeated Syracuse 1-0 in overtime in an NCAA Tournament second- round match at Saturday Ocker Field in Ann Arbor.

With its loss in the NCAA semifinals, Michigan finishes its season 21-3.

The Wolverines (20-2) advance to Sunday's quarterfinals where they will face Northwestern (15-6), which defeated Louisville 3-2 Saturday. Faceoff is 2 p.m. at Ocker Field.

Goalie Sam Swenson made three saves in the Michigan net.

Dowthwaite, a sophomore from Weybridge, England, led the Wolverines with two shots on goal. Esther De Ieijer assisted on the winner.

UM has won 17 straight. Syracuse finishes 12-7.