Alvin Jones, Staff Writer
Josiah Yoder heads the ball during the away game against Cleary. Photo//Brandon Schwartz/UM-Dearborn Athletics
There were mixed fortunes and frustrations for the University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s soccer team last week. On Wednesday, the Wolverines lost their 5th consecutive game, falling to Cornerstone. The Golden Eagles controlled most of the game and found the opener 22 minutes in thanks to a goal from Christian Galloway. Tyler Corstange found his fifth assist of the season for Cornerstone.
The Wolverines did strike back in the second half thanks to an equalizer from freshman Hassan Jaber, who scored his first goal of the season and the team’s second over the last five games.
Cornerstone would pull away later in the second half though, with goals from Calvin Curtis in the 69th minute and a penalty from Corstange in the 79th minute. The game was a fairly even affair with Cornerstone leading in shots 9-8. The Wolverines fell to 3-7-1, without a conference win.
On Saturday, the Wolverines got their first point of the season. Playing away against the Cleary Cougars, the Wolverines struck first in the 40th minute. Junior Josiah Yoder scored his first goal of the season after several shots by the Wolverines. The game remained even with plenty of offense. Both teams finished with 12 shots.
Despite making progress and staying in the game, the Wolverines conceded a penalty in the 89th minute. Lesman Morazan of Cleary stepped up and scored. A heartbreaking end to what had been a solid performance. Despite conceding the late tying penalty, UM-Dearborn gained their first points of conference play.
The Wolverines (3-7-2, 0-4-1) are back at their home pitch, Star International Academy, on Wednesday (Oct. 12) to square off against Lawrence Tech (2-4-6, 2-1-2). UM-Dearborn will be home again on Saturday (Oct. 15) to face Concordia (MI) (1-10, 0-5).