Murphy's Tally Pushes Wolverines to Triumph at Ohio State
James Murphy

Oct. 6, 2013

Boxscore PDF | Notes

Site: Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (Columbus, Ohio)
Score: Michigan 1, Ohio State 0
Records: U-M (4-3-3, 1-1-0 Big Ten), OSU (2-6-3, 0-2-0 Big Ten)
Attendance: 962
Next U-M Match: Friday, Oct. 11 -- at Penn State (State College, Pa.), 8 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team downed the Ohio State Buckeyes, 1-0, behind a goal from sophomore James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Boxx School) in the 25th minute Sunday (Oct. 6) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The win gives the Wolverines back-to-back victories for the first time this season.

Murphy put U-M on the board at 24:22 with his third goal of the campaign on a side volley from 24 yards out, stinging the far corner. Off a quick restart, junior Marcos Ugarte (Providence, R.I./Providence) fed the sophomore and was credited with his first assist as a Wolverine.

The Wolverines did not allow a shot for the first 33 minutes of the match. When called upon, senior/junior Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills) was strong in net, with his efforts being highlighted by a point-blank save with 38 minutes to go to preserve his second clean sheet of the season.

In the 70th minute, senior Malcolm Miller (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill) was taken down 22 yards out. However, the following free kick from senior Fabio Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil/South Kent School (Conn.)) sailed narrowly high, representing U-M's most notable chance of the second stanza.

U-M continues its Big Ten road swing on Friday (Oct. 11) against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The match is slated for an 8 p.m. start after being pushed back an hour from the previously announced start time of 7 p.m.


By Periods 1 2 F
Ohio State 0 0 0
Michigan 1 0 1

Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- U-M, James Murphy, 24:22 (Marcos Ugarte)

Shots: U-M 13, Ohio State 15
Shots on Goal: U-M 16, Ohio State 5
Saves: U-M 5 (Adam Grinwis), Ohio State 6 (Alex Ivanov)
Corner Kicks: U-M 1, Ohio State 3
Cards: OSU, Dan Jensen, 62:42 (Yellow); OSU, Tyler Kidwell, 69:33 (Yellow); OSU, Christian Soldat, 80:41 (Yellow).

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