Sept. 13, 2011
Wednesday, Sept. 14 -- at Detroit (Detroit, Mich.), 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16 -- at No. 22 Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.), 7:30 p.m. (note time change)
Sunday, Sept. 18 -- vs. Marquette (U-M Soccer Stadium), 2 p.m.
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The University of Michigan men's soccer team (1-4-1) will play three games in five days, with a road game at Detroit (3-2-0) on Wednesday (Sept. 14, 5 p.m.) at Titan Field in Detroit, Mich., and a contest at No. 22 Notre Dame (2-1-2) on Friday night (Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.) at Alumni Field in South Bend, Ind., before returning to Ann Arbor for a match-up with Marquette (2-3-0) on Sunday (Sept. 18) at 2 p.m. at the U-M Soccer Stadium.
Camper Reunion #1 -- All 2011 Michigan men's soccer campers will be invited back to join us for this game free of charge. A special invitation and a voucher will be sent to them in the mail, welcoming them to this great event.
Kids Carnival Day -- Beginning at noon, an obstacle course, face painting, inflatables, and more will be available to all kids eighth grade and under free of charge! The first 250 fans in attendance will also receive Michigan shoelaces.
Kids Go Blue Club Day -- All current members of the Kids Go Blue Club will be invited to this game free of charge.
$44 Family Four Pack Game -- Bring the entire family to the Michigan soccer complex. This offer includes four general admission tickets, four hot dogs, and four beverages, plus a Michigan/adidas promotional item. Additional general admission tickets may be added to the package at a rate of $11 per ticket. To order a Family Four Pack, please contact 866-296-MTIX or visit mgoblue.com/tickets. **MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE**
Three Games in Five Days? No Problem -- U-M also played three games in a five-day span this time last season, going 1-0-2, including tying Notre Dame and Marquette.
Pereira Scoring Goals -- Sophomore Fabio Villas Boas Pereira (Sao Paolo, Brazil/South Kent School [Conn.]) heads into this three-game week among the league leaders in points in goals. He leads the Wolverines with seven points on three goals and one assist. Pereira is tied for third in the Big Ten in points and is tied for second in goals. He has 12 shots on goal and 25 overall attempts through six games (4.17 avg.). Pereira scored a PK goal against Kentucky, tallied another against Butler and registered the only goal of the contest against Marshall, accounting for all U-M's goals through the first five games of the season.
Miller Scores in First Start -- Sophomore Malcolm Miller (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hills HS) enters this week's action after coming through in a big way for the Wolverines. Miller made his first career start in the Georgetown game and tallied his first career goal. Trailing 1-0 in the second half, Miller took a pass from Pereira and buried a shot lower left at the 50:44 mark against the Hoyas. Six of Miller's eight shots have been on goal this season.
Harris Notches Game-Tying Effort -- Sophomore Ezekiel Harris (Flint, Mich./Carman-Ainsworth HS) helped the Wolverines to a draw with a goal in the final two minutes of regulation against Georgetown. Making a run to the near post, Harris flicked the corner kick off a Georgetown defender and it slid into the lower right corner of the goal for the equalizer at 88:19.
Grinwis Notches First Career Shutout -- Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills HS) notched his first career shutout when the Wolverines blanked Marshall on Friday night (Sept. 9). Grinwis posted one save against the Herd. He has posted 11 saves on the year.
Looking for a Break -- The Wolverines have outshot their opponents, 94-67, but have been outscored, 9-5, this season. The Maize and Blue also holds a 30-22 edge in shots on goal but has only scored four goals with the other to find the back of the net coming via a penalty kick.
Looking at Detroit --Detroit Mercy (3-2) heads into the mid-week match-up after posting a 1-1 mark at the 2011 Davidson Adidas Classic this past weekend. UDM beat host Davidson, 2-1, but suffered a 2-0 setback to Appalachian State. The Titans are led by Otieno Victor and Tevin Wynter with two goals apiece. Defensively, goalkeeper Anthony Shepherd has a 1.14 goals-against average with 29 saves. This will be the 10th meeting between Michigan and Detroit, with the Wolverines holding a commanding 7-0-2 mark.
Scouting Notre Dame -- The Irish (2-1-2) will host the Wolverines on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Alumni Field. Notre Dame tied Denver (2-2) and defeated Bucknell (2-1) this past weekend in South Bend. Ryan Finley leads the Irish with three goals on the year with six other players tallying one goal. Will Walsh has a 1.07 goals-against average in net with 20 saves. This will be the eighth meeting between the two schools, with the Irish holding a 4-1-2 advantage against the Wolverines.
Measuring Up Marquette -- This will be the second-ever meeting between Michigan and Marquette. The two schools played to a 1-1 tie last season at Marquette in the first match-up between the programs. The Golden Eagles (2-3) play at Michigan State on Friday before heading to the Ann Arbor for the Sunday afternoon tilt. C. Nortey and Andy Huftalin lead MU with two goals and one assist each this season. David Check has started four of the five games in goal for the Golden Eagles and has a 1.66 goals-against average.
Making Their Debut -- So far this season, seven Wolverines have made their collegiate debuts: Tyler Arnone, Etienne Lussiez, Matthew Rickard, TJ VanSlooten, Luca Schioppa, Alex Landschulz and Adam Grinwis.
Season Tickets on Sale -- For the first time ever, the University of Michigan athletic ticket office is offering ticket packages for men's soccer. The cost is $90 for all 10 matches at U-M Soccer Stadium and can be purchased over the phone, in person or online. [ Release | Order Season Tickets ]
A Whole New Look -- The Wolverines have to fill the void of losing eight letterwinners from last year's squad, welcoming 12 newcomers to this year's team. There is also a brand new look on the sidelines as head coach Steve Burns added Craig Waibel and Andrew Wagstaff to his coaching staff during the offseason.
Look at Me...I'm on TV! -- The Wolverines will be featured on the Big Ten Network four times during 2011. Michigan will be on BTN against Ohio State on Sept. 25, Indiana on Oct. 15, against defending national champion Akron on Oct. 18, and versus Michigan State on Oct. 30. All matches will appear live except for the Indiana match, which will air on Oct. 16.
Sunday, Sept. 25 --at Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio), 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 -- at Penn State (South Bend, Ind.), 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5 -- vs. Western Michigan (U-M Soccer Stadium), 7 p.m.