ADRIAN, Mich. – The University of Michigan-Dearborn men's soccer team lost a heartbreaker to Siena Heights University, as the Saints scored in the final minute of regulation in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday in Adrian, Mich.
UM-Dearborn scored the game-tying goal in the 88th minute, but SHU found the winner less than two minutes later to take the contest 3-2. The loss drops UM-Dearborn to 4-5-1 overall and 1-3-0 in the WHAC.
After the Saints scored midway through the first half, junior Jacob Drzyzga brought it back even with a goal on an assist from Joseph Georgic in the 34th minute. SHU regained the lead 20 minutes into the second half, setting up the thrilling finish.
Sophomore Ali Khcheiche scored for the Wolverines on an assist from freshman Bryan Lendzion with 2:31 left on the clock and the game looked to be destined for overtime. The Saints got the game-winner off the foot of Matt Lentine with 41 seconds to play.
The Wolverines had one last flourish, and a shot from Drzyzga from a dangerous spot in the closing seconds required a diving save from the SHU goalkeeper.
UM-Dearborn was outshot 18-9, as Stephen Mezuk made eight saves in the loss.
The Wolverines continue WHAC play against Concordia University at 7 pm Saturday at Gabriel Richard High School in Riverview, Mich.