ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – A sudden-death overtime goal by No. 15 Michigan’s Peter Thompson gave the Wolverines their first-ever NCAA Tournament win, 15-14, over No. 6 Cornell University. Michigan now advances to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament and will face either No. 1 Duke or Delaware on Saturday, May 20, in Albany, NY.
Goaltender Hunter Taylor came up with a huge save six-seconds into the four-minute overtime and then Thompson had the game winning goal at 2:40. His goal came off an assist from Bryce Clay. Taylor finished with 16 saves as the defense held Cornell’s Kirst, who was a Tewaarton Award finalist, to just three points.
Thompson led the team with four goals and one assist as seven other players had at least one goal. Michael Boehm set a program single-season goal record at 45 with three goals in the game.
After the first period it was 4-4. Michigan took a 7-6 lead after two periods and then was up, 9-7, after three periods. Cornell scored seven goals in the fourth period to tie the game at 14 before Thompson’s goal won it in sudden-death.
Michigan is now 10-6 on the year and travels to Albany, NY, for their next NCAA Tournament game.