Oct. 6, 2012
Site: U-M Soccer Stadium (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Score: Michigan 1, Penn State 1 (2OT)
Records: U-M (3-5-1, 1-1-1), Penn State (6-3-2, 1-1-1)
Next U-M Game: Tuesday, Oct. 9 -- vs. Oakland (U-M Soccer Stadium), 7 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Redshirt sophomore Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills) recorded a career-high 12 saves in net to help lead the University Michigan men's soccer team to a 1-1 double-overtime draw against Penn State on Saturday (Oct. 6) at U-M Soccer Stadium.
The Wolverines got on the board in the fourth minute when junior Fabio Pereira (Sao Paolo, Brazil/South Kent [Conn.]) received the ball off a throw-in and played a first-time pass to redshirt freshman Colin McAtee (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines) on the right flank. McAtee dribbled to the corner and crossed it to the near post, where junior T.J. Roehn (Tampa, Fla./South Florida) charged in front of a pair of Penn State defenders to meet the cross, slotting a header home under the diving Penn State goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton.
McAtee almost got on the board himself at the 23:22 mark of the first half, when he connected a header off a cross from freshman James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Box School). McAtee beat the goalkeeper to the cross and flicked the ball towards the net, leaving a Penn State defender to clear the ball off the line.
Penn State's best chance of the opening frame came with seven minutes remaining on set piece just outside of the penalty area. Daniel Burnaham took the free kick and played a low ball into the box, right in between the goalie and the defense, leaving Grinwis to turn away a opportunity from the Penn State striker in the six-yard box.
In the second frame, the Wolverines were outshot, 10-4.
Penn State found the equalizer at the 82:08 mark of the second half with a goal that was created off a Burnham corner kick. Forward Hasani Sinclair received the corner directly onto his right foot and played a dangerous ball across the six-yard box, leaving defender Akil Howard to slot the ball into the right corner of the net. The two teams held each other off for the remainder of regulation, sending the match to overtime.
In the first overtime, Penn State nearly took advantage of another set piece, when Minh Vu chipped the ball over the Michigan wall to Hasani Sinclair, forcing Adam Grinwis to block a shot from the eight yards out. The ball deflected directly to forward Marvin Ledgister, who sent a goal-bound shot that was headed off the goal line by sophomore Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville).
Late in the second extra time, the Wolverines were unable to convert on a corner kick by Pereira as time expired.
Michigan will continue its homestand in a 7 p.m. non-conference clash with Oakland University on Tuesday (Oct. 9) at U-M Soccer Stadium.
Shots: U-M 10, PSU 26
Shots on Goal: U-M 3, PSU 14
Saves: U-M 13 (Adam Grinwis 12, Team 1), PSU 2 (Andrew Wolverton)
Corner Kicks: U-M 3, PSU 7
Cards: PSU, Team, 45:00 (Yellow); U-M, James Murphy, 58:39 (Yellow); PSU, Martin Seiler, 109:09 (Yellow).
N O T E S
Senior tri-captain Latif Alashe stretched his consecutive match started streak to 72 and has never missed a start in his U-M career. He now sits in fifth place in program history with 72 career starts, 10 from passing program leader Ryan Sterba (81).
Fabio Pereira's assist on T.J. Roehn's goal was his team-leading fourth of the season. Pereira also leads the team with eight points on the season.
Adam Grinwis set a new career high in saves with 12. His previous career high was eight, which he accomplished most recently against Notre Dame on Sept. 16.
Michigan improves to 1-1-1 in overtime matches this season. All three overtime matches have gone into double overtime.
Senior captain Kofi Opare donned the captains armband after missing the last four matches due to injury.