Oct. 2, 2013
Site: U-M Soccer Stadium (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Score: Michigan 3, Western Michigan 1
Records: U-M (3-3-3), WMU (3-6)
Next U-M Match: Sunday, Oct. 6 -- at Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio), 2 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Trailing 1-0 at the half, the University of Michigan men's soccer team scored three goals and outshot the Western Michigan Broncos, 21-5, in the second half to earn a 3-1 victory Wednesday (Oct. 2) at U-M Soccer Stadium.
The match got off to an ominous start in the 10th minute, as the Wolverines conceded the first goal of the match off a Western Michigan set-piece header from Connor Fergason.
U-M earned five corner kicks but was held to two shots in the opening stanza.
It was the second half, however, when the Wolverines found their rhythm, as senior/junior Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) ripped a shot from 24 yards out lower left for his first score of the season to knot the match at 1-1. Junior TJ VanSlooten (Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview) and freshman Yamann Sahlool (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) assisted on the marker that came 23 seconds into the stanza .
The Maize and Blue offensive pressure proved relentless in the opening 15 minutes, as the Wolverines had 11 shots (five on goal).
The pressure proved fruitful in the 66th minute, as senior Malcolm Miller (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill) took a low cross near-post from junior/sophomore Colin McAtee (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines). Miller redirected the feed into the cage to give U-M the 2-1 advantage with a little less than 25 minutes left to play.
It was junior Marcos Ugarte (Providence, R.I./Providence) who sealed the victory in the 80th minute. Following a U-M buildup, a blocked shot off the foot James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Box School) found the transfer for a tap-in rebound inside the 18 to give U-M the 3-1 lead and the eventual final score.
The second-half outburst marks the second time this season that U-M has had multiple goals in a half, as the squad scored four goals in the second stanza against Loyola-Chicago in the season opener.
Michigan hits the road for its first Big Ten road match Sunday (Oct. 6) at 2 p.m., as the squad travels to Ohio State to take on the Buckeyes from Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. The match will be streamed live on MGoBlue.com.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- WMU, Connor Furgason, 10:08 (Edu Jiminez)
2nd -- U-M, Tyler Arnone, 45:23 (TJ VanSlooten, Yamann Sahlool)
2nd -- U-M, Malcolm Miller, 65:18 (Colin McAtee, Tyler Arnone)
2nd -- U-M, Marcos Ugarte, 79:56 (James Murphy, Fabio Pereira)
Shots: U-M 23, WMU 7
Shots on Goal: U-M 10, WMU 3
Saves: U-M 2 (Adam Grinwis), Western Michigan (Chase Rau) 7
Corner Kicks: U-M 10, WMU 3
Cards: WMU, Josh Whitaker, 68:49 (Yellow).