In only their second match of the 2015 season, Michigan was on the road again in Mt. Pleasant, MI as Central Michigan University played host to the Wolverines.
Despite a dominating first half, Michigan fell to an early deficit when a CMU striker took advantage of a backline mix-up and buried a shot to give the Chippewas an early 1-0 lead. Fortunately, in the 38th minute, sophomore striker, Ty Gilhuly found the end of a cross from Austin Harms to even the sides at 1-1. Only 4 minutes later, graduate student, Christian Vazquez, found Ty Gilhuly who netted his second goal of the game with a clever chip shot over the CMU goalie, putting the Wolverines in a 2-1 lead as the half-time whistle blew.
As if never skipping a beat, the Wolverines came out in the second half and continued to impress the small crowd with an even more dominant and entertaining performance. The Wolverines found the back of the net four more times, with goals being scored by Austin Harms (55'), Lawrence Mullen (62' and 75'), and Vince Bruno (67'). Meanwhile, the Michigan backline remained strong, not allowing any significant chances on goal. In sum, the Wolverines played a brilliant brand of soccer on this day and showed great composure after giving up an early goal to convincingly win the match 6-1 and improve their MASC record to 2-0-0.
Next up, Michigan travels to South Bend, IN to face-off against the Purdue University Boilermakers (Friday, September 25; 8:00 pm; Indiana Invaders F.C. Soccer Complex) as two of the conference's top clubs battle for sole position at the top of the table. On Sunday, the Wolverines welcome in-state foe, Western Michigan University, for the 2015 home opener (Sunday, September 27; 12:00 pm; Mitchell Field).
Be sure to come out and support your Wolverines and remember that the 5 best signs at Sunday's match will receive a free men's club soccer t-shirt. For more information, visit our Facebook page or contact us.