Sept. 24, 2013
Site: Rochester, Mich. (OU Soccer Stadium)
Score: Michigan 0, Oakland 0 (2OT)
Records: U-M (2-2-3), Oakland (2-2-4)
Next U-M Match: Saturday, Sept. 28 -- vs. Northwestern (U-M Soccer Stadium), 7 p.m.
ROCHESTER, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team battled the Oakland Grizzlies to a scoreless draw on Tuesday night (Sept. 24) in front of a record-setting crowd of 1,637 fans at OU Soccer Stadium. Senior/junior goalkeeper Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills) kept the Wolverines in the contest with a season-high 10 saves, the second-highest amount of stops in U-M program history.
The Wolverines had their first solid chance of the match in the 24th minute, as sophomore James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Boxx School) headed a shot from eight yards out that went slightly high.
With the shots even at 4-4 in the 30th minute, Oakland outshot U-M, 4-1, the final 15 of the opening stanza. The Grizzlies' output was highlighted by Joey Tinnion's strike on cage with only seconds remaining that was turned away by Grinwis, who had a season-high five stops in the first half.
U-M had a top flight chance in the 58th-minute, as the OU defense conceded a free kick top center 20 yards away that was taken by junior/sophomore Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville). The ensuing shot was bent around the wall, but easily collected by Grizzly goalkeeper Sean Lewis for his first official save of the night.
The Grizzlies had a great chance in the 68th minute, as Matt Dudley weaved through a trio of Wolverine defenders 25 yards out and had a try at goal, but it was turned away by an acrobatic stop from Grinwis. Less than two minutes later, the Wolverines countered with senior Fabio Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil/South Kent School (Conn.)), but his right-footed strike from 16 yards out was stopped.
On a buildup down the left flank in the 88th minute, freshman Rylee Woods (Jamestown, Ohio/Greenview) sent in an in-swinging cross inside the six that found the head of Murphy. However, the leaping shot rang off the crossbar to send the game into overtime.
The Wolverines had six shots in extra time, highlighted by a free kick from the left flank just off the touchline from Arnone in the 108th minute; but the shot was cleared to safety.
Michigan returns to its home pitch on Saturday (Sept. 28), hosting the No. 7 Northwestern Wildcats in the team's Big Ten opener at 7 p.m. The match will be video streamed on MGoBlue.com.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
Shots: U-M 16, OU 18
Shots on Goal: U-M 5, OU 10
Saves: U-M 10 (Adam Grinwis), OU 5 (Sean Lewis)
Corner Kicks: U-M 6, OU 3
Cards: OU, Matt Rickard, 68:51 (Yellow); OU, Raphael Reynolds, 95:34 (Yellow); U-M, Lars Eckenrode, 95:48 (Yellow); U-M, James Murphy, 99:29 (Yellow).
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