Wolverines Strike First, Fall at No. 17 Marquette
Tyler Arnone

Sept. 14, 2012


Site: Valley Field (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Score: #17 Marquette 2, Michigan 1
Records: U-M (2-3-0), Marquette (6-0-0)
Attendance: 597
Next U-M Game: Sunday, Sept. 16 -- vs. Notre Dame (U-M Soccer Stadium), 2 p.m.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team outshot the No. 17 Marquette Golden Eagles ,15-9, and used a goal from sophomore Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) to take the lead just before halftime but surrendered a pair of goals in the 51st and 63rd minutes to drop the match by a 2-1 count Friday (Sept. 14) at Valley Field.

Michigan (2-3) had the early chances, with two shots on frame in the first 15 minutes of action. U-M nearly took the lead in the 31st-minute, as a flurry in the Michigan finishing third resulted in shots by junior Fabio Villas Boas Pereira (Sao Paolo, Brazil/South Kent [Conn.]) and senior Latif Alashe (Northville, Mich./Northville), but both shots were blocked and cleaned up by the Marquette (6-0) back line.

The Maize and Blue got on the board first just before halftime in the 44th minute, as junior T.J. Roehn (Tampa, Fla./South Florida) and Arnone connected on a give-and-go at the top of the box. Arnone took the ensuing feed from the U-M striker and beat Marquette goalkeeper Charlie Lyon near post to give Michigan the 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission.

The Golden Eagles found the equalizer in the 51st minute, as Axel Sjoberg headed home a cross off a corner from Paul Dillon. Sjoberg then gave Marquette the lead in the 63rd minute after another Marquette sequence that resulted in two shots prior to Sjoberg back heeling a rebound off an assist from Eric Pothast to give the Golden Eagles the eventual game-winner.

After taking the lead, Marquette packed in their defense, not allowing a shot the final 24 minutes of play to preserve the advantage. The final Michigan chance came in the 74th minute, but a corner by freshman Luke Coulson (Manchester, England/Sutton Academy) was cleared away to safety.

Michigan returns to action after a short turnaround Sunday (Sept. 16), as the Wolverines play host to No. 8 Notre Dame from U-M Soccer Stadium. The match is slated for a 2 p.m. kickoff, and will be web streamed on Big Ten Student U.


By Periods 1 2 F
Marquette 0 2 2
Michigan 1 0 1

Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- U-M, Tyler Arnone, 44:28 (T.J. Roehn)
2nd -- Marquette, Axel Sjoberg, 50:58 (Paul Dillon)
2nd -- Marquette, Sjoberg, 62:56 (Eric Pothast)

Shots: U-M 15, Marquette 9
Shots on Goal: U-M 8, Marquette 3
Saves: U-M 1 (Adam Grinwis), Marquette 7 (Charlie Lyon)
Corner Kicks: U-M 4, Marquette, 5
Cards: Marquette, Adam Lysak, 16:05 (Yellow); Marquette, Anthony Selvaggi, 48:51 (Yellow); U-M, Ezekial Harris, 74:28 (Yellow).


• Senior tri-captain Latif Alashe stretched his consecutive match started streak to 68, and has started every match in his U-M career.

• The goal for Tyler Arnone was his third of his career and first of the season.

• The defeat is the second time this season Michigan has fallen 2-1 to a ranked opponent, as the Wolverines opened up the season with a 2-1 setback against No. 5 South Florida on Aug. 24.

• Michigan outshot its opponent for the second straight match (15-9).

• The Wolverines utilized a season-low two subs (T.J. Roehn, Jason Stacy).

• The match Sunday against Notre Dame will mark the quickest turnaround for a pair of U-M matches this season (two days).

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