Alvin Jones, Staff Writer
Andrew Schwartz scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday to deliver UM-D their first conference win. Photo//Amina Jakupi
On a cold, windy, and rainy night in Dearborn, the Wolverines gained their first conference win of the season and finally snapped a six-game losing streak. It was a cagey defensive affair with both teams fighting for possession. It remained scoreless through the first half with UM-Dearborn’s best chance coming on a 14th minute shot from junior Josiah Yoder.
In the second half, UM-Dearborn survived an onslaught of shots and possession from the Lawrence Tech Blue Devils. Keeper Elijah Burlak finished with three saves on the day, as Michigan held on defensively throughout the second half.
The winning goal would not arrive until the 85th minute as midfielder Andrew Schwartz scored a dramatic late winner. It was his first goal of the season and was set up by Christian Cole, the Wolverines’ joint leader in assists. A last minute corner for the Blue Devils was not enough to find the equalizer. With the win, UM-Dearborn improves to 4-7-2 on the season and 1-4-1 in conference play, finding their first WHAC win.
UM-Dearborn (4-7-2) will play at home on Saturday against Concordia Ann Arbor (1-11) at 3pm.