Oct. 9, 2012
Site: U-M Soccer Stadium (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Score: Michigan 1, Oakland 0
Records: U-M (4-5-1), Oakland (8-4)
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Oct. 13 -- at Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.), 7 p.m. CDT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to three matches with a 1-0 shutout victory over local rival Oakland University Tuesday (Oct. 9) at U-M Soccer Stadium. The Wolverines used the first goal of sophomore/freshman Colin McAtee's (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines) career in the 14th minute, as well as the second clean sheet of the season from junior/sophomore Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills).
The Wolverines tallied the lone goal of the matchup in the early going, as McAtee and junior T.J. Roehn (Tampa, Fla./South Florida) connected for the second straight match. Roehn possessed the ball in near the touchline on the right flank and sent a low cross inside the six at the 14-minute mark. The ensuing service was sent home by McAtee on a 1-2 pass, beating Oakland keeper Scott Messer lower left.
The Grizzles threatened in the 20th minute, as Shawn Claud Lawson fired a shot from just outside the six that was turned away by a leaping Grinwis left to right. The opportunity proved to be the best of the opening stanza for the Grizzlies, who were even with shots with U-M at the half at 7-7.
Michigan had a golden opportunity to extend the lead in the 65th minute, as freshman James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Box School) sent a bender in from the far sideline inside the six that found the head of freshman/sophomore Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville). However, the attempt on goal sailed narrowly wide and high to keep the score line at 1-0 U-M.
Oakland's top chance of the match came in the 65th minute of action, as Lucas Diener ripped a free kick over the Wolverine wall from 25 yards out that was stopped in prime form by Grinwis diving to his right.
Michigan returns to Big Ten play Saturday (Oct. 13) as the squad travels to take on the Wisconsin Badgers from McClimon Soccer Complex in Madison. The match is slated for a 7 p.m. CDT kick.
Shots: U-M 16, OU 11
Shots on Goal: U-M 6, OU 4
Saves: U-M 4 (Adam Grinwis 4), OU 5 (Scott Messer)
Corner Kicks: U-M 2, OU 4
Cards: OU, Derek Nowak, 8:04 (Yellow); U-M, Latif Alashe, 13:57 (Yellow); OU, Shawn Claud Lawson, 54:42 (Yellow); U-M, Kofi Opare, 58:55 (Yellow).
N O T E S
Senior tri-captain Latif Alashe stretched his consecutive match started streak to 73 and has never missed a start in his U-M career. He now sits tied with Michal Holody (2005-08) in fourth place in program history with 73 career starts, nine matches from passing program leader Ryan Sterba (81).
Colin McAtee's score now makes nine Wolverines with one goal on the season.
With the four saves, Adam Grinwis now has 16 saves in the past two matches.
Latif Alashe wore the captains armband for U-M.
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