Wolverines Unable to Upend No. 3 Akron on the Road
Fabio Pereira

Oct. 16, 2012


Site: First Energy Stadium (Akron, Ohio)
Score: #3 Akron 1, Michigan 0
Records: U-M (4-7-1), Akron (10-1-2)
Attendance: 3,289
Next U-M Game: Friday, Oct. 19 -- at Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.), 7 p.m.

AKRON, Ohio -- Playing a man down for a little more than 46 minutes of the match, the University of Michigan men's soccer team was defeated 1-0 by the No. 3 Akron Zips Tuesday (Oct. 16) at First Energy Stadium.

The Zips got on the board first with the only score of the match in the 14th minute. Aodhan Quinn was the responsible party, as he took a cross from DeAndre Yedlin to give Akron the early 1-0 advantage from 10 yards out on a strike that found the back right portion of the net.

The Wolverines earned their first legitimate chance in the 36th minute, as sophomore/junior Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) fed in a cross from the left flank that was headed wide right by junior Latif Alashe (Northville, Mich./Northville).

The chance was followed up by yet another solid Wolverine opportunity in the 42nd minute, as junior Malcolm Miller (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill) took a volley from Arnone inside the six but headed the service off the left goal post to hold the deficit at 1-0.

A turning point came in the 44th minute, as senior Brian Klemczak (Livonia, Mich./Livonia Stevenson) was sent off after a red card for pulling down an Akron attacker on a breakaway, leaving the Wolverines with 10 men the rest of the match.

The lone Michigan shot of the second half was on a header by junior Ezekiel Harris (Flint, Mich./Carman-Ainsworth) that sailed high and wide.

Junior/sophomore Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills) made eight saves in the match.

The Wolverines take on Big Ten powerhouse and No. 8-ranked Indiana Friday (Oct. 19) at 7 p.m. at Jerry Yeagley Field in Bloomington. The match will be live streamed courtesy of Indiana's Big Ten Student U.


By Periods 1 2 F
Michigan 0 0 0
Akron 1 0 1

Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- Akron, Aodhan Quinn, 13:34 (DeAndre Yedlin)

Shots: U-M 8, Akron 24
Shots on Goal: Michigan 2, Akron 10
Saves: U-M 9 (Adam Grinwis 8, Team 1), Akron 2 (David Meves)
Corner Kicks: U-M 6, Akron 9
Cards: U-M, Brian Klemczak, 43:40 (Red); U-M, Ezekiel Harris, 43:40 (Yellow); U-M, Latif Alashe, 59:16 (Yellow)


• Senior tri-captain Latif Alashe stretched his consecutive match started streak to 74 and has never missed a start in his U-M career. He now sits alone in fourth place in program history with 74 career starts, eight matches from passing program leader Ryan Sterba (81).

• The Maize and Blue is now 4-8 all-time against the Zips.

• The defeat is the third time the Wolverines have been shut out on the season.

Adam Grinwis has now recorded at least eight saves in three matches this season and is the only Wolverine to play every minute of every match this season.

• The back-to-back matchups versus ranked opponents mark the second time the Wolverines have played consecutive ranked opponents this season.

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