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Late Goal Forces 1-1 Draw Against Cleary

Photo taken by: Brandon Schwartz
Photo taken by: Brandon Schwartz

HOWELL, Mich. – The University of Michigan-Dearborn men's soccer team (2-8-2, 0-4-1) conceded a goal in the 89th minute against the Cleary Cougars (3-5-4, 1-2-2) to play to a 1-1 draw on Saturday (Oct. 8) inside Lake Trust Stadium. 


Josiah Yoder scored the lone goal for the Wolverines in the 41st minute after the Maize & Blue released a barrage of shots on the Cougar goalie. The Wolverines outshot the Cougars 8-7 in the first half. However, only three of those shots were on goal. 


The Wolverines held the 1-0 for 48 minutes thanks to a crucial save by Elijah Burlak in the 58th minute. With 1:41 remaining on the clock, the Cougars were taken down inside the penalty area, and the referee awarded a penalty kick. Lesman Morazan converted the PK and tied the contest at one. Neither teams were able to create a scoring chance, and the game ended with the points being shared by both teams. 


Up Next

The Wolverines are back at home on Wednesday (Oct. 12) against cross-town rival Lawrence Tech. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. at Star International Academy.