Men's Soccer Defends Well in 1-0 Loss at Michigan
Aug. 19, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - For starters, DePaul did a nice job of defending on Tuesday but just couldn't find the back of the net.
In their exhibition season opener, the Blue Demons came up a bit short in a 1-0 loss to Big Ten adversary Michigan.
The Wolverines scored the game-winner in the 33rd minute on a through ball from Tyler Arnone at the top of the 18 that Colin McAtee drove home.
For the final 57 minutes of the match, the Blue Demon defense held firm.
"Our back line (Caleb Pothast, Brian Hindle, Koray Yesilli, Kevin Beyer) and our goalkeeper Mack Robinson did a nice job," said DePaul coach Craig Blazer. "Mack came up with some big saves and was sharp in goal.
"The defenders did a good job of dealing with Michigan's athletic group and did well to get their secondary marks organized.
"Anytime you go on the road against a talented Big Ten team and only give up one goal---we're encouraged by the effort and the way that we defended."
"We were encouraged by the amount of chances we had," Blazer said. "We are going to work on having better possession, better entry service and more shots on goal. Let's put balls on frame and get rewarded for all the hard work.
"Our group learned a lot from this experience and is looking to grow from this trip. We are headed in the right direction and looking forward to Saturday."
That's when the Blue Demons will face Lewis in a 1 p.m. exhibition match at Wish Field.
NOTES: DePaul was outshot 8-3 in the first half and 5-4 in the second half... Michigan had four shots on goal while DePaul did not have a shot on frame... the Blue Demons came away with a 4-2 edge in corner kicks... DePaul goalkeepers made three saves... the visiting team was whistled for 12 fouls while the Wolverines had seven.