Michigan men's soccer shut out in opener and more Friday results
The Bowling Green men’s soccer team scored a pair of second half goals to beat No. 9-ranked Michigan, 2-0, in both teams’ season opener.
The Wolverines outshot Bowling Green 16-11 at its Cochrane Field on Friday, including a 5-4 advantage on-goal. But Michigan -- which is replacing its top two scorers from its first College Cup team -- couldn’t finish.
Forwards Soony Saad (Kansas City) and Justin Meram (Columbus Crew), who accounted for 36 of Michigan’s 53 goals last season, are now playing in the MLS.
Sophomore Fabio Villas Boas Pereira created much of the Wolverines’ opportunities on Friday, recording seven shots in the game. (Boxscore)
Michigan was a big draw for the Falcons, who drew 2,133 fans - more than triple the previous largest crowd at Cochrane Field in the last 15 years.
Freshman Danny Baraldi scored the game-winner midway through the second half and sophomore Ryan Snashall capped the scoring in the final minutes.
Michigan is still looking for its first goal of the season after opening with a 2-0 exhibition loss to No. 1-ranked Loisville. The Wolverines play at Kentucky on Sunday.
WOMEN’S SOCCER Michigan 6, Duquesne 0: The Wolverines (2-1) outshot Duquesne 29-6 at the U-M Soccer Stadium, getting goals from Tori McCombs, Courtney Mercier, Clare Stachel, Nkem Ezurike, Shelby Chambers-Garcia and Kate Maguigan. Christina Murillo had three assists. (Details)
VOLLEYBALL Morehead State Eagle Challenge: Michigan won a pair of matches in its season-opening tournament, beating Marshall 3-0 and host Morehead State 3-1. Courtney Fletcher had a match-best 13 kills against Morehead State and Alex Hunt 11 against Marshall. (Details)
Shamrock Invitational: Eastern Michigan lost its season opener 3-1 to host Notre Dame. Rachel Iaquaniello (13 kills) and Kristen Baker (10 kills) led the Eagles. (Details)