After an early goal for the Saints, the two teams tightened defensively, with offensive chances limited on both sides. The Wolverines did not find an equalizer, falling to HCC 1-0, dropping the team to 1-1 overall on the early season.
After scoring a hat trick in his Wolverine debut on Aug. 19, freshman Ali Khcheiche (FR/Dearborn Heights, MI) led UM-Dearborn with two shots total, while Mike Smith (SO/Southgate, MI) and Mark Dawson(JR/Frisco, TX) registered the lone shots on goal in the loss. Dylon DaSilva (JR/Canton, MI) (1-1) made a pair of saves in net for the Wolverines.
The game's lone goal came in the fourth minute from HCC's Callum Beaver on a feed from Steven Saucedo. The Saints outshot the Wolverines 12-8.
UM-Dearborn continues nonconference play against Adrian College at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 in Adrian, Mich.