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Wolverines See Mixed Results in Conference Play Finale

Updated: Apr 29, 2023

Alvin Jones, Staff Writer

Men’s Soccer celebrates Senior Day and players Arnes Besic (left), Robi Rezdic (center) and Ahmed Salmad (right). Photo//Alana Dackiw

The University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s soccer team played two games last week to close out conference play and the regular season. Going into the games, the Wolverines found themselves on an undefeated streak. The Wolverines looked to close out the season strong against the Siena Heights Saints and the Gray Wolves of Lourdes University.

On Wednesday, the Wolverines played away against the Saints and scored another win. Junior Josiah Yoder scored the opener early, netting it after just 21 minutes. Yoder scored his second goal of the year, beating the keeper to the right.

Siena Heights player David Turner was sent off in the first half. The Saints stayed in the game, nabbing a 62nd minute penalty. UM-Dearborn keeper Elijah Burlak saved, and freshman Hassan Jaber later scored to seal the win for the Wolverines. A 74th minute Saints goal would prove to be little more than a consolation. The Wolverines improved to a sixth consecutive game undefeated.

UM-Dearborn’s streak ended at home against Lourdes in the season finale. The 4-0 result was tied for UM-D’s heaviest defeat of the season. Lourdes pounced early with two goals in the first 20 minutes.

The Wolverines (6-9-3, 4-5-2 WHAC) finished 7th in the conference. They will return to play in the WHAC tournament against #19 Indiana Tech on Nov. 5th, who dropped points to the Wolverines back on Oct. 22nd.

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