Men’s Soccer Falls to Michigan, 2-0

Men’s Soccer Falls to Michigan, 2-0

Penn State Men’s soccer headed to Michigan over the weekend where they took on the University of Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor Sunday afternoon. The Nittany Lions were seeking their first Big Ten road win, but two goals from the Wolverines blocked that effort.

In the first half of the game, Penn State was able to remain scoreless against the Wolverines, and create a few dangerous chances. Penn State’s Aymar Sigue and Dayonn Harris were able to combine for three shots on goal, but neither player was able to score on Wolverine goalkeeper Evan Louro. Nittany Lion redshirt-junior goalkeeper Evan Finney played in the first half for Penn State and made five saves for the blue and white.

Coming out for the second half, Penn State made a goalkeeper switch and freshman Arie Ammann was placed in goal. Ammann was able to start the half with a big save inside the box to keep the game level 0-0. Seconds later,in the 63rd minute, Michigan got their first goal of the game after the Wolverine’s Jack Hallahan was able to beat the goalkeeper and give Michigan the 1-0 lead after a shot in the bottom left hand corner. Ten minutes later, Michigan scored again as Francis Atuahene was able to head the ball into the top left corner and extended the Michigan lead 2-0.

Penn State began to look dangerous late into the half as Harris almost scored off of a set piece but his shot was saved by the Wolverines goalkeeper and the Nittany Lions endured their second Big Ten Conference loss of the season.

Penn State will get a week off before the team heads to Indiana for a match against Indiana University on Saturday.