By Luke Graham–

Cardinals field hockey advanced to the elite eight after taking down Michigan 2-1 in double overtime Nov. 15.

The No. 5 Cards persevered over a enduring double overtime game to take the victory. This came after trailing most of the game.

It was a tight game as both teams had a lot on the line with a 1-1 score by the end of regulation.

Senior Bethany Russ scored late in the third quarter to tie the game which would eventually send it into overtime. Russ later scored the game-winning goal in double overtime, advancing the Cards to the elite eight. This was her second goal of the game, making her pivotal in leading the Cards to victory.

Goalkeeper and redshirt junior Holly Barr was key in with six saves, including an overtime stop that kept the Cards alive.

This is the farthest the Cardinals have come in the offseason, claiming their spot in the elite eight. The Cardinals will be looking to build off of this accomplishment as the competition gets steeper.

After this game, the Cards tied their school record for wins in a single season and marked this year as the most successful field hockey season in school history.

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