Oct. 11, 2013
Site: Jeffrey Field (State College, Pa.)
Score: Penn State 3, Michigan 1
Records: U-M (4-4-3, 1-2-0 Big Ten), PSU (8-3-1, 3-0-0 Big Ten)
Next U-M Match: Tuesday, Oct. 15 -- vs. Creighton (U-M Soccer Stadium), 7 p.m. [ Tickets ]
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team was defeated 3-1 by the Penn State Nittany Lions on Friday (Oct. 11) at Jeffrey Field. Freshman Yamann Sahlool (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) netted his first career goal, in the 84th minute, and the Wolverines outshot the Nittany Lions, 16-9, on the night; but a 2-0 halftime deficit proved to be too much to overcome.
The Nittany Lions got on the board first in the 11th minute, as PSU drew a penalty kick that was converted by Martin Seiler lower left.
Michigan went into the half down 1-0 but held a 7-5 shot advantage. The first-half offensive highlights were headlined by a shot from senior Malcolm Miller (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill) off a service from senior/junior Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) in the 40th minute.
Penn State stretched its lead to 2-0 right out of the box in the second half, as Owen Griffith took a ball down the left flank from Connor Maloney. Griffith cut inside the 18 and found the back of the net from 12 yards out at 47:44.
After Penn State's Grant Warming put the match out of reach 3-0 in the 80th minute, Sahlool put the Wolverines on the board, capitalizing on a loose ball inside the 18 and beating Penn State's Andrew Wolverton lower left.
U-M returns to home action at the friendly confines of U-M Soccer Stadium on Tuesday (Oct. 15), as the Wolverines play host to the Creighton Blue Jays, currently ranked No. 7, at 7 p.m. The match will be broadcast like via the Big Ten Network, with Dan Kelly and Kevin Egan calling the action.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- PSU, Martin Seiler, 10:47 (penalty kick)
2nd -- PSU, Owen Griffith, 47:44 (Connor Maloney)
2nd -- PSU, Grant Warming, 79:42 (Drew Klingenberg)
2nd -- U-M, Yamann Sahlool, 83:35 (unassisted)
Shots: U-M 16, Penn State 9
Shots on Goal: U-M 4, Penn State 5
Saves: U-M 2 (Adam Grinwis), Penn State 3 (Andrew Wolverton)
Corner Kicks: U-M 9, Penn State 3
Cards: PSU, Shane Campbell, 28:09 (Yellow); PSU, Jordan Tyler, 63:48 (Yellow); PSU, Team, 78:31 (Yellow).