Michigan lost their eleventh consecutive contest of 2013 on Saturday (April 6), and nineteenth going back to last season. Saturday's result was a 12-5 loss to the Delaware Blue Hens (4-8, 0-3 CAA) at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Delaware.
The Wolverines were down 5-0 until freshman Mike Hernandez got the Maize and Blue on the board with just over a minute to go in the first half. With only :14 to go in the half Delaware's junior Middie, Danny Keane, gave the Blue Hens a 6-1 lead.
Michigan had five players score in Saturday's game (Mike Hernandez, Evan Glaser, Thomas Paras, Tom Sardelli, and Mike Francia), but each tallied only one goal. Although Delaware had only one more scorer than Michigan, three Hens scored hat-tricks (Eric Smith, Nick Diachenko, and Danny Keane). The Hens also forced 18 turnovers to just seven of their own. U-M took 32 shots to Delaware's 35, and Michigan had two more saves (15-13), but the 18 turnovers and going 0-4 on man-up opportunities prevented the Woverines from gaining their first victory of the season.
Michigan's next opponent will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday (April 13) at home to the 15th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (7-3, 2-2 ECAC), who are coming off a win at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium against ECAC opponent Hobart.