DEARBORN, Mich. — After back-to-back disappointing losses, the
ONU men’s soccer team looked to their next opportunity for a win. This time, the
Tigers took no chances at the expense of the University of Michigan-Dearborn
Wolverines. ONU ended up with 36 shots and 20 on goal in exchange for zero by
the home team. However, the Tigers only managed one goal, but that was all they
would need en route to a 1-0 win on the road and their first of the year.
The Wolverines (3-2) looked to be prepared for what the
Tigers (2-2-1) had in store for them, saving all 12 shots and keeping them
scoreless throughout the first half. ONU totaled 21 total shots and six corner
As the second half started, the home team continued to use
their defense as their only offense, keeping the Tigers from getting in the back
of the net. As 20 minutes passed in the second half, the score remained 0-0, and
that’s when Olivet finally broke through. In the 67th minute, Todd Bevan (Schererville, Ind.) volleyed
in a cross from freshman Aaron Chatfield
The game finished 1-0, even though the Tigers had another 15
shots in the second half. Senior Michael
Da Silva (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) had five shots on goal; and Tyler Gill (Plainfield, Ill.) and Paddy Hoepp (Frankfurt, Germany) had
Sophomore goalkeeper Zach
Chambers (Flanders, N.J.) did not see a shot all day and recorded
his first shutout of the season. At the same time, the Wolverines goalkeeper Andrew
Pietrzak had 19 saves.
The Tigers will be back on the pitch on Saturday, September 21,
at home against No. 13 Grand View University (Iowa) at 3 p.m.