Aug 30, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
Score: Michigan 5, Loyola-Chicago 2
Records: U-M (1-0-0), ULC (0-1-0)
Next U-M Game: Monday, Sept. 2 -- at Bowling Green (Bowling Green, Ohio), 7 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team kicked off its 2013 season with a 5-2 home victory over Loyola-Chicago on Friday (Aug. 30) at U-M Soccer Stadium. The Maize and Blue used pairs of scores from sophomore James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Box School) and junior TJ VanSlooten (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview), while junior Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) chipped in a pair of assists in the victorious effort.
Following an opening interval where Murphy put U-M ahead 1-0 in the 32nd minute and a Loyola-Chicago tally in the 35th minute knotted the contest at 1-1, U-M surged in the second half with a four-goal outburst.
Murphy netted his second of the day off a corner kick from Arnone, back-heeling a shot out of midair from the left corner to bring the score line to 2-1. Four minutes later, VanSlooten added the first score of his U-M career off a header inside the six, deflecting a header from senior Ezekiel Harris (Flint, Mich./Carman-Ainsworth).
The Wolverines then stretched the tally to 4-1 in the 72nd minute of action as senior Malcolm Miller (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill) slid a through-ball across the 18 after a 20-yard run that found a sliding T.J. Roehn (Tampa, Fla./South Florida), who buried the stellar service lower left.
The two sides traded goals late, beginning in the 82nd minute of a free kick from Loyola's Eric Nock for his second of the match. VanSlooten capped the victory in the 86th minute with his second marker of the night with a strike from 25 yards out following a clearance from U-M goalkeeper senior/junior Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills), who not only posted his first career assist but also made a pair of saves.
U-M returns to action, celebrating Labor Day, Monday (Sept. 2), taking on the host Bowling Green Falcons at 7 p.m.
1st -- U-M, James Murphy, 31:13 (T.J. Rohen)
1st -- LC, Eric Nock, 34:59 (Dane Bergstrom)
2nd -- U-M, James Murphy, 48:05 (Tyler Arnone)
2nd -- U-M, TJ VanSlooten, 52:05 (Ezekiel Harris, Arnone)
2nd -- U-M, Roehn, 72:21 (Malcolm Miller)
2nd -- LC, Nock, 81:13 (unassisted)
2nd -- U-M, VanSlooten, 85:46 (Adam Grinwis)
Shots: U-M 13, LUC 8
Shots on Goal: U-M 9, LUC 4
Saves: LUC 5 (Tim Dobrowolski), U-M 2 (Adam Grinwis)
Corner Kicks: U-M 6, LUC 6
Cards: LUC, Ryan Howe, 53:28 (Yellow)