The Wolverines and Cougars played a tight first half, but a penalty kick got Cleary on the board first. Two more Cougar goals in the second half brought the result to 3-0 in favor of Cleary. The loss drops UM-Dearborn to 3-2 on the season.
The Wolverines were outshot 25-6, while Cleary took eight corner kicks to zero for UM-Dearborn. Junior goalkeeper Dylon DaSilva (JR/Canton, MI) kept the Wolverines close, making 12 saves in the loss. DaSilva is now 2-2 on the season.
Cleary opened the scoring in the 32nd minute with a penalty kick goal from Hector Aguirre. Johnny Cabral made it 2-0 in the 49th minute, while Logan Bush added a goal in the 73rd.
The Wolverines open WHAC play against rival Marygrove College in the final regular-season contest between the two institutions. The game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in Detroit.