Wolverines Outshoot No. 7 Wildcats in Defeat
  • print
  • email
  • font +
  • font -
  • rss
MGOBLUE James Murphy
MGOBLUE
James Murphy
MGOBLUE

Sept. 28, 2013

Boxscore PDF

Site: U-M Soccer Stadium (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Score: #7 Northwestern 2, Michigan 0
Records: U-M (2-3-3, 0-1 Big Ten), No. 7 Northwestern (7-1-0, 1-0 Big Ten)
Attendance: 1,998
Next U-M Match: Wednesday, Oct. 2 -- vs. Western Michigan (U-M Soccer Stadium), 7:00 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team outshot No. 7 Northwestern, 15-5, but surrendered a goal in each half and fell, 2-0, to the Wildcats on Saturday night (Sept. 28) in front of 1,998 fans at U-M Soccer Stadium in the Big Ten opener for both sides.

The U-M buildup nearly netted a goal in the first two minutes as junior Marcos Ugarte (Providence, R.I./Providence) fed junior/sophomore Colin McAtee (San Diego, Calif./Corona del Mar), but the try skipped just wide from 15 yards out.

Sophomore striker James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Box School) also had a near miss early on, grazing the outside netting from in close.

In the 28th minute, Brandon Medina put the Wildcats on the board. After Northwestern drew a foul, the freshman found the back of the net with a free-kick bender from the right side 25 yards out that squeaked inside the left post.

Despite U-M holding a 7-2 shot lead entering the second half, the Wildcats gained a two-goal advantage at the 46:03 mark. The Big Ten's leading goal scorer, Joey Calistri, took a one-touch flick from Medina to give NU the 2-0 lead.

Senior Fabio Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil/South Kent School (Conn.)) nearly cut the lead in half a minute later with a point-blank shot from eight yards out that sailed high.

U-M continues its homestand this week as it welcomes the Western Michigan Broncos in a non-conference matchup Wednesday (Oct. 2) at 7 p.m. at U-M Soccer Stadium.


GAME SUMMARY

By Periods 1 2 F
Northwestern 1 1 2
Michigan 0 0 0

Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- NU, Brandon Medina, 27:22 (unassisted)
2nd -- NU, Joey Calistri, 46:03 (Medina, Holloway)

Shots: U-M 15, NU 5
Shots on Goal: U-M 4, NU 4
Saves: U-M 2 (Adam Grinwis), NU 4 (Tyler Miller)
Corner Kicks: U-M 4, NU 4
Cards: NU, Connor Holloway, 47:20 (Yellow); U-M, Dylan Mencia, 50:54 (Yellow).


N O T E S

Dylan Mencia earned his first start of the season. He played 86 minutes, his most of the season.

• U-M is now 10-7-1 all-time against Northwestern.

• The loss marks the first time this season U-M has outshot an opponent and lost -- West Virginia (win); Bowling Green, USF (tie).

• The five shots for James Murphy equal a season high he also reached at Notre Dame Sept. 17.

 


Sign up for Michigan Insider to be the first to learn about 2014 Michigan men's soccer ticket opportunities.

   

    Credit Card
    Photo Store