Tuesday's Men's Soccer Results

Updated 10/16/2012

Courtesy of MAC Sports Information Departments

 

Tuesday's Men's Soccer Scoreboard - 10/16 
Akron 1, Michigan 0 
 IPFW 2, Bowling Green 1

 

Akron 1, Michigan 0
AKRON, Ohio – The No. 3 University of Akron men's soccer team grinded out a 1-0 win over Michigan Tuesday evening in front of 3,289 fans at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
 
A first-half goal by Aodhan Quinn proved to be the difference on a night that saw the Zips (10-1-2) earn their eighth consecutive shutout and push their win streak to seven. It was also the 48th shutout of senior goalkeeper David Meves' career, which ties him with Evan Bush (2005-08) for first place on the school's career list.
 
UA pressured the Wolverines' goal all night – out-shooting Michigan, 24-8 overall and 10-2 on frame, yet were forced to settle for the single tally.
 
The Zips had multiple chances to score throughout the contest but U-M netminder Adam Grinwis was on his game from the start, recording eight saves. Furthermore, a Michigan defender cleared a near shot from Reinaldo Brenes off the line early in the first half to prevent the Zips from adding on to their lead.
 
Michigan remained aggressive in the second half despite seeing their senior Brian Klemczak sent off in the 44th minute for taking Brenes down on a breakaway. Nonetheless, the Zips held U-M to just one shot in the second half and two shots on goal for the match.
 
Akron scored the only goal it would need in the game's 14th minute.
 
DeAndre Yedlin initiated the play with a run down the right side of the field. After getting past his mark, the sophomore found a seam and crossed the ball to Quinn on the left flank. Quinn made the most of his opportunity by tucking the ball off the keeper and inside the far post for his third goal of the season. It was Yedlin's team-leading sixth helper this fall.
 
With the loss, U-M fell to 4-7-1 on the year.
 
The Zips will continue their brief two-game homestand Saturday night when new Mid-American Conference member West Virginia comes to FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field for a 7:30 p.m. (ET) kick off.

 

 
 IPFW 2, Bowling Green 1
Jackson Tooke's second-half goal lifted host IPFW to a 2-1 win over the Bowling Green State University men's soccer team Tuesday night (Oct. 16) at the Hefner Soccer Complex.
 
Tooke's goal came with just over nine minutes remaining in the second half, and gave the Mastodons just their second win of the year.  IPFW (2-12-1) has won two matches in a row after a victory over Nebraska Omaha on Saturday night (Oct. 13).
 
Junior Anthony Grant scored for the Falcons (5-7-2), giving him three goals in the last two games.  Grant leads BGSU with six goals on the season, and is tied for the team lead in points, with 14.
 
Grant's marker came in the 34th minute of the match.  He took a pass and beat a defender, then proceeded to beat IPFW goalkeeper Brandon Cloutier and put the ball into the back of the net.
 
With just 43 seconds left before halftime, however, the home team got on the board.  IPFW's Jose Rodriguez drew a foul in the box, and a penalty kick was awarded.  Mitch Falkenstern took that kick, and hit his shot into the upper-left-hand corner of the net, sending the teams into the halftime break in a one-all tie.
 
The first 35 minutes of the second half saw the Falcons and 'Dons combine for 13 fouls and a pair of yellow cards.  What proved to be the winning play came when IPFW's Nate Shipman sent a pass ahead to Tooke on the left side of the pitch.  Tooke received the pass and blasted a shot from 30 yards out, finding the far corner of the net.
 
The 'Dons had a 13-10 advantage in total shot attempts, including an 8-3 margin in shots on goal.  Cloutier made two saves on the night, while BGSU junior Michael Wiest had six stops in his complete-match effort.
 
The Falcons now will prepare for a Mid-American Conference match this weekend.  BG will head back out on the road, taking on Northern Illinois University on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 20).  Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. locally (2:00 p.m. Eastern) at the NIU Soccer & Track and Field Complex in DeKalb, Ill.