Sept. 17, 2013
Site: South Bend, Ind. (Alumni Field)
Score: #2 Note Dame 3, Michigan 0
Records: U-M (1-2-2), Notre Dame (3-0-2)
Next U-M Match: Saturday, Sept. 21 -- at West Virginia (Morgantown, WVa.), 7:30 p.m.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team fell at No. 2-ranked Notre Dame by a 3-0 count on Tuesday (Sept. 17) at Alumni Field. Sophomore James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Boxx School) had five shots (four on goal), while senior/junior Adam Grinwis (Ada,Mich./Forest Hills) equaled a season high of five saves in net.
The Wolverines nearly got on the board in the first minute, when junior/sophomore Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) sent a cross in from the right flank that found junior Marcos Ugarte (Providence, R.I./Providence) inside the six, but the opportunity was struck slightly high.
Notre Dame countered with the first goal of the match a little more than two minutes later in the fourth minute, as Harrison Shipp tucked in a shot on the left side of the goal from 14 yards out.
Michigan, outshooting the Fighting Irish 5-3 at the time, conceded its second goal -- in the 25th minute. Defender Luke Mishu finished off his run by chipping a service from the right touchline inside the six that was headed in by Evan Panken to give the home side a 2-0 advantage.
The two sides were even on shots at 7-7 entering the second half, while the Wolverines held a 4-2 corner-kick advantage.
The second half was a different story, however, as the Irish outshot the Wolverines by a 12-5 margin, not allowing a Wolverine shot for the first 23 minutes of the half. Senior Malcolm Miller (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill) then had an opportunity on a chip shot that was stopped by Irish goalkeeper Patrick Wall.
Arnone had U-M's best chance of the second half, in the 79th minute, beating two defenders from 19 yards out top center before firing a left-footed blast that was parried out of bounds by Wall for a U-M corner.
Notre Dame added an insurance goal in the 82nd minute, as Shipp fed a through ball that sprung Leon Brown, who finished lower right to seal the three-goal outcome.
The Wolverines complete their two-match week on Saturday (Sept. 21) as the squad heads to West Virginia to battle the Mountaineers at 7:30 p.m. from Dick Dlesk Field in Morgantown.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- Notre Dame, Harrison Shipp, 3:29 (unassisted)
1st -- Notre Dame, Evan Panken, 24:09 (Luke Mishu)
2nd -- Notre Dame, Leon Brown, 81:31 (Shipp)
Shots: U-M 12, Notre Dame 19
Shots on Goal: U-M 8, Notre Dame 8
Saves: U-M 5 (Adam Grinwis), Notre Dame 8 (Patrick Wall)
Corner Kicks: U-M 6, Notre Dame 3
Cards: U-M, Andre Morris, 43:50 (Yellow); U-M, Ezekiel Harris, 52:41 (Yellow); Notre Dame, Leon Brown, 54:01 (Yellow); U-M, Brett Nason, 75:14 (Yellow).