Current record: 8-1-4
NIRSA National Tournament Qualifier
The Wolverines went into the MASC Regional Tournament as a number one seed with a tough schedule ahead of them for the weekend. In their first match, the boys took B1G Ten rivals, Northwestern, to a 0-0 draw. Later that day, in what was a do or die game for Michigan, the Wolverines faced Miami of Ohio. After a tense 70 minutes full of chances, the boys took a 1-0 lead from a penalty kick converted by Marco Schwiebert. A vigilant set of Wolverine defenders and goalkeepers kept it locked down in the back as the boys pulled off a 1-0 win to advance to the regional semi finals.
The following day Michigan played another B1G Ten rival, Wisconsin. After taking a 1-0 lead through a Jacob Kunnath first half goal, the Wolverines ultimately fell to the Badgers 2-1.
Under the impression the boys were out of national contention, it looked as if the Wolverines season was over. However, due to a series of fortunate results, Michigan managed to qualify for the NIRSA National Tournament as an at-large wildcard bid do to a superb regular season.
The boys travel to Phoenix November 16-18.
The Wolverines regional tournament schedule can be found at this link:
The boys enter the tournament as a number 1 seeded team and are ranked 5th in the region according to the NIRSA power ranking point system.
Final season update:
Final record on the season 7-0-3
MASC Central Division Champions.
The Wolverines finish the season undefeated for the third straight season and have qualified for the MASC Regional Tournament for the third consecutive time. In the final weekend of games of the season, the Wolverines took on Western Michigan and Ferris State.
For the final home game of the year, Western came to Ann Arbor for Senior Night. After dominating possession the Wolverines found a first half break through through a penalty kick drawn by freshman Nick Matton and converted by Marco Schwiebert. The game ultimately resulted in a 1-1 tie, eliminating Western from contention for a regional birth.
The following day the Wolverines headed to Big Rapids to take on Ferris State. In what was a chance filled day, the Wolverines posted a 1-0 shutout win from a Ty Gilhuly cross which was converted by Marco Schwiebert giving him his second goal in two games. The victory sealed the Wolverines regional birth and crowned them MASC Central Division!
This upcoming weekend the boys will head to Indianapolis for the regional tournament. Congratulations on a successful season thus far!
It’s senior day here in Ann Arbor! Today at 2PM @ Mitchell Field the Wolverines have a chance to clinch the division and a regional birth with a win as they play Western Michigan. A massive congrats to the seniors on the season so far as they look to get a win in their final home game. Go Blue!
Current record 6-0-2
This past Sunday the Wolverines traveled to Mount Pleasant to take on CMU. After a 0-0 first half, the boys came out flying forcing Central into a red card send off and then banging in 3 goals (Jack Lucci, Jack Eisentrout, Ty Gilhuly).
Last night what was a home game turned into a road trip to Total Soccer Wixom to avoid the rain. The Wolverines made a statement with a 10-0 win over Valparaiso with goals coming from several different players. Notably, the Wolverines maintained their 3 goals against defensive record by posting their 6th shutout lead by senior center backs Ryan Neil and Connor Pollockand goalie Austin Kaczmarek.
Western Michigan on the clock and Go Blue.
Current record 4-0-2
Six games into the season, the Wolverines are set up nicely to qualify for another MASC Regional Tournament birth. After opening the season with a 1-1 tie against Purdue, the boys went on a three game win streak winning games against MSU (1-0), Eastern Michigan (4-0), and Butler (5-0). The Wolverines then battled a tough Notre Dame team to a 2–2 draw and then followed that up with a 3-0 win by default against Indiana State. Junior Jack Lucci leads the team with 4 goals followed by freshman Nick Matton with 3. The Wolverines are back in action this Sunday at Central Michigan. A big shoutout to freshman Jacob Hutnik’s dad for the superb pictures this season. #GoBlue