Sept. 13, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
Score: Marquette 1, Michigan 0
Records: U-M (1-1-2), Marquette (3-1-1)
Next U-M Match: Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- at Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.), 7:30 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team held strong against one of the nation's premier sides for 89 minutes but conceded a last-minute goal at the 89:02 mark of the match and fell 1-0 to the Marquette Golden Eagles on Friday (Sept. 13) at U-M Soccer Stadium.
The Wolverines and Golden Eagles battled to an even first half that was highlighted by a big save by goalkeeper senior/junior Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills) in the 22nd minute, as Coco Navarro fired a strike from 22 yards out on the right side that the netminder stopped with a sprawling effort.
The Wolverines were outshot 6-5 in the opening half and earned a scoring chance in the 53rd minute, as senior Fabio Pereira (Sao Paolo, Brazil/South Kent [Conn.]) ripped a try from 20 yards out top center that sailed narrowly wide right. The U-M attack earned another solid effort in the 60th minute, as sophomore James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Box School) had a header off a free kick inside the six that squeaked by the left post.
In a match that appeared destined to become U-M's third overtime match of the young season, the Maize and Blue earned its final chance of the match in the 83rd minute, as junior Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) earned a free kick 20 yards away on the left side, but it was cleared to safety.
In the waning moments, the Golden Eagles earned a throw-in deep in Michigan territory. The ensuing throw found the head of Axel Sjoberg inside the area and was settled by Eric Pothast, who finished the sequence.
U-M returns to action Tuesday (Sept. 17), as the Wolverines travel to No. 4 Notre Dame for 7:30 p.m. matchup at Alumni Stadium.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
2nd -- Marquette, Eric Pothast, 89:02 (Jake Taylor, Axel Sjoberg)
Shots: U-M 10, Marquette 12
Shots on Goal: U-M 2, Marquette 6
Saves: U-M 5 (Adam Grinwis), Marquette 2 (Charlie Lyon)
Corner Kicks: U-M 5, Marquette 7
Cards: Marquette, Jake Taylor, 72:33 (Yellow).
N O T E S
Tyler Arnone returned to the fold after missing the USF match due to a red card.
U-M is now 9-4-4 at home under Chaka Daley.
The loss snaps U-M's three-match unbeaten streak.
U-M is now 0-3-1 against Marquette all-time.
The start for Lars Eckenrode is the first of his career.