Wolverines Fall to Hoosiers in OT in Big Ten Tourney Opener
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Ezekiel Harris
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Nov. 13, 2013

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Site: Columbus, Ohio (Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium)
Score: Indiana 2, Michigan 1 (OT)
Records: U-M (8-7-3), IU (7-11-1)
Next U-M Match: Monday, Nov. 18 -- NCAA Selection Show (NCAA.com), Noon

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The University of Michigan men's soccer team fell to the Indiana Hoosiers, 2-1, in overtime Wednesday (Nov. 13) in the opening round of the 2013 Big Ten Tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

U-M's score came in the 11th minute off the foot of senior Ezekiel Harris (Flint, Mich. Carman-Ainsworth), but the Wolverines conceded a pair of scores the rest of the way. U-M now awaits the NCAA Tournament field announcement, which comes on Monday (Nov. 18) at noon via NCAA.com.

The Wolverines got on the board with the first shot of the match for either side, as sophomore James Murphy (Oxford, England/Henry Boxx School) beat a man down the left flank and fed teammate Marcos Ugarte (Providence, R.I./Providence) at the top of the 18. Ugarte sent a right-footed low cross inside the area, finding Harris, who beat IU goalkeeper Colin Webb lower right to give the Wolverines the early 1-0 lead at 10:02.

Following the goal, IU outshot the Wolverines, 6-1, over the next 20 minutes, with junior/sophomore goalkeeper Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills) making a pair of saves, the first coming in the 20th minute on a strike from Harrison Petts and the latter coming in the 33rd on a try from Tommy Thompson.

U-M had a chance in the 56th minute, when a streaking Murphy beat a pair of IU defenders down the right flank. The Englishmen cut inside the U-M finishing third but fired a shot high from 14 yards out.

The Hoosiers then found the equalizer in the 63rd minute, as AJ Corrado buried a right-footed volley with aid from Thompson inside the area.

Following the Hoosier equalizer and an even run of play for each side in the final 27 minutes, the match was sent into overtime, where U-M was unbeaten at 1-0-3 and IU was winless at 0-5-1 in extra session matches in 2013. However, it was IU's Dylan Mares who proved to be the difference maker in the 96th minute, taking a back-post cross from Thompson and beating Grinwis to seal the victory.




GAME SUMMARY

By Periods 1 2 OT F
Indiana 0 1 1 2
Michigan 1 0 0 1

Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st -- U-M, Ezekiel Harris, 10:02 (Marcos Ugarte, James Murphy)
2nd -- IU, AJ Corrado, 62:09 (unassisted)
OT -- IU, Dylan Mares, 95:53 (Tommy Thompson)

Shots: U-M 11, IU 15
Shots on Goal: U-M 5, IU 7
Saves: U-M 5 (Adam Grinwis), IU 4 (Colin Webb)
Corner Kicks: U-M 4, Indiana 6
Cards: IU, Kerel Bradford, 66:20 (Yellow).


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