Oct. 20, 2013
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (U-M Soccer Stadium)
Score: Michigan 2, Wisconsin 1
Records: U-M (6-4-3, 2-2-0 Big Ten), Wisconsin (9-3-1, 1-2-0 Big Ten)
Next U-M Match: Sunday, Oct. 26 -- vs. Indiana (U-M Soccer Stadium), 7 p.m. [ Tickets ]
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team earned its second Big Ten Conference win of the season, defeating the Wisconsin Badgers, 2-1, on Sunday (Oct. 20) at U-M Soccer Stadium.
A side volley laser from from senior/junior Tyler Arnone (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) in the 87th minute from 24 yards out proved to be the difference as U-M also claimed its second match in a row.
The Wolverines came out the gates firing the first three shots of the match in the opening 20 minutes. The first Badger try came in the 27th minute, and was followed by a Nick Jones chip shot that rang off the crossbar just inside the 18 five minutes later.
The Badgers went on to outshoot U-M, 9-0, in the final 18 minutes of the opening stanza, as neither side could break through.
The trend reversed for the Maize and Blue early in the second half, as an indirect kick from senior Fabio Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil/South Kent School (Conn.)) from the top of the 18 was turned away via an acrobatic save from Badger keeper Casey Beyers.
The Michigan pressure was unrelenting, as sophomore James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Boxx School) scored the first goal of the match in the 53rd minute, as he picked off a pass back to Beyers and finished with a bending shot into the right side of the goal from 14 yards out.
Wisconsin found the equalizer 11 minutes later, as a failed clearance was volleyed home right side upper 90 by the right foot of Nick Janus from 25 yards out to knot the match at 1-1.
In the 87th minute, Arnone played the role of hero, as junior/sophomore Colin McAtee (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) took a feed from Pereira down the left flank. McAtee went on to play a centering ball to Arnone right in the middle of the park. His right-footed volley found the back of the net for the winning goal.
Michigan returns to action for its third of five consecutive home matches Saturday (Oct. 26) against defending NCAA champion Indiana at 7 p.m. The match will air on the Big Ten Network.
Shots: U-M 12, UW 15
Shots on Goal: U-M 5, UW 3
Saves: U-M 2 (Adam Grinwis), UW 3 (Casey Beyers)
Corner Kicks: U-M 3, UW 7
Cards: UW, Nick Janus, 21:03 (Yellow); U-M, Lars Eckenrode, 26:27 (Yellow); UW, Chris Prince, 52:10 (Yellow)
Contact: Scott Kemps (734) 763-4423