Happy Tuesday, folks. Welcome to Morning Brews, where we had an I’m-not-crying-you’re-crying moment on Masters Sunday. Various Michigan sports teams put on stirring performances of their own this past weekend, including a couple who secured conference titles.
Let’s get to it:
Women’s tennis secures Big Ten Title. On the strength of a perfect 11-0 mark in conference, women’s tennis secured a regular season Big Ten Title this past weekend with wins at Rutgers and at Maryland. The title is the ninth in program history for the Wolverines, and this is the seventh time the Michigan women have completed their conference slate with an undefeated record. The Wolverines will have the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, which—after a first round bye—will begin for the team on April 26th.
Water polo finishes perfect conference season. Not to be outdone, water polo also put the wraps on a perfect conference season this past weekend with wins against Harvard, Bucknell, and George Washington. The team has gone undefeated in conference play three of the last four years, leaving the graduating seniors with a 28-1 record in conference according to MGoBlue. The Wolverines will have the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, which will begin on April 27th against either Harvard or Brown.
Women’s lacrosse finishes perfect at home. Women’s lacrosse finished up their home slate of games this past weekend, securing a perfect 9-0 mark at home, and putting the team at a 14-1 (4-1) record overall. With two games remaining in the regular season, the Wolverines have earned twice as many wins so far as they have in any previous season in the program’s (albeit brief) history. Michigan will close out their conference slate with a game at Northwestern on Thursday. After a non-conference game early next week, the Big Ten Tournament will begin on May 3rd.
Baseball drops series to Ohio State. Things did not go well for the Wolverines in Columbus this past weekend. Coming into the weekend with a conference record containing only one loss, Michigan dropped the first two to Ohio State. The Wolverines struggled to keep the Buckeyes off the scoreboard, as Ohio State put up 10 runs in both the Friday and Saturday contests. On Sunday, Michigan bounced back with a 6-2 victory to salvage something from the weekend. The team now stands at 24-11 (5-3) on the season. They’ll be back in action against Bowling Green tomorrow afternoon.
ICYMI: Wolverines split a Saturday DH at Ohio State, take the series as Hutch earned her 1,600th career win.— Michigan Softball (@umichsoftball) April 14, 2019
RECAP: https://t.co/nJ5qZksnE3 pic.twitter.com/8krcyTLGaF
On the other diamond, softball fared slightly better—winning the first two contests against Ohio State to stretch their win-streak to 17 and secure win No. 1,600 for Coach Hutchins. But the Wolverines were unable to finish the sweep, dropping the third game 1-2 in extra innings. Michigan mustered only five hits in the second game on Sunday, falling to a walk-off single from the bat of Buckeye Bri Betschel. The team now stands at 29-11 (11-1) on the year. They’ll next play at Michigan State this evening.