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No. 2 University of California-San Diego-vs.-No. 3 University of Michigan Scoresheet (2022 National Collegiate Club Championship – Game #20)

NEWBERG, Ore. — Goalkeeper Parker George (So., San Diego, Calif.) of No. 2-ranked/Southwest Division Champion the University of California-San Diego stopped 13 shots as the Tritons defeated No. 3/Big Ten Division Champion the University of Michigan, 14-6, in the semifinals of the 2022 Men’s National Collegiate Club Championship hosted by Oregon State University at the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center.

UC-San Diego – which previously placed Second (2021), Third (2019), Fifth (2018) and Ninth (2013) in four prior trips to the Men’s National Collegiate Club Championship – will compete for the National Collegiate Club Championship title at 12:45 p.m. Pacific against the victor of a semifinal pitting No. 1/Pacific Coast Division Champion California Polytechnic State University and Division III No. 1/No. 11/Great Lakes Division Champion Washington University in St. Louis.

Michigan – which previously placed First (1996, 1998, 2003), Fourth (2004, 2016), Fifth (2015), Seventh (2017), Eighth (2018) and Ninth (2011, 2012) at the National Collegiate Club Championship – will take on the fallen from the Cal Poly-Washington in St. Louis game at 11:30 a.m. Pacific on Sunday, November 13, for Third Place.

Leading 3-1 with 2:10 left in the first quarter, the Wolverines were unable to maintain the lead as UC-San Diego rallied back to tie the contest at three-all prior to the conclusion of the frame.  The Tritons pulled ahead in the second quarter with a 3-1 outburst to claim a 6-4 advantage by halftime prior to outscoring the Maize & Blue 3-1 and 5-1 in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, to collect an eight-goal win.

For the Wolverines, Luke Jacobson (So., Brooklyn, N.Y.) notched four markers to go along with a pair by Jeffrey Brill (Sr., Okemos, Mich.)Garrett Kaufmann (Gr., Mount Kisco, N.Y.) took the loss in cage with five saves.

UC-San Diego received hat-tricks from Maxwell Black (Jr., Seattle, Wash.), Matt Spry (Fr., Santee, Calif.) and Jake Marquez (Sr., Foothill Ranch, Calif.) as the trio combined for nine goals.  Graham McClone (Gr., Placerville, Calif.) notched a pair with William French (Sr., San Diego, Calif.), Weston Restad (Sr., Murrieta, Calif.) and Anshul Devnani (Gr., Orlando, Fla.) each denting the twine once.

1st Q 2nd Q 3rd Q 4th Q FINAL
No. 2 University of California-San Diego
3 3 3 5 14
No. 3 University of Michigan 3 1 1 1 6
Michigan Goals: Luke Jacobson (4); Jeffrey Brill (2)
UC-San Diego Goals: Maxwell Black (3); Matt Spry (3); Jake Marquez (3); Graham McClone (2); William French; Weston Restad; Anshul Devnani
Saves: Michigan – Garrett Kaufmann (5) ; UC-San Diego – Parker George (13)
Exclusions: Michigan – 8 ; UC-San Diego – 5
Advantage Opportunities: Michigan – 2-for-5 ; UC-San Diego – 5-for-8
Sprints: Michigan – 1-for-4 (2nd) ; UC-San Diego – 3-for-4 (1st, 3rd, 4th)
Cards/Misconducts: None
Officials: Simone La Pay, Mark Seidemann


University of California-San Diego’s Jake Marquez (#16) scans the field as the University of Michigan’s Andrew Golin (#6) closes in

University of Michigan’s Zach Burns (#13) gets tangled up with the University of California-San Diego defense

The University of Michigan’s Jeffrey Brill (#10) attempts to break up a passing try by the University of California-San Diego’s Anshul Devnani (#10)

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