University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse
University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse
University of Michigan-Dearborn Fieldhouse

By JERAMY STOVER, Staff Reporter

The University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s soccer team dropped its third-straight game of the season in a 3-0 loss to Rochester College on Sept. 8.

The Wolverines (0-3) were kept off the score sheet for the second-straight game as Rochester found the back of the net twice in the first half, and once in the second half.

Rochester managed to fire seven shots on goal to the Wolverines’ five shots on goal.

“In spells we played really well, we played really well in the second half,” said Head Coach, Matt Quirk.

Junior goalkeeper, Andrew Pietrzak, made four saves in the loss, earning praises from Quirk.

“He (Pietrzak) did well, only a couple of errors, but he’s getting better every game,” Quirk said.

Freshman forward, Richard Hodnicki, was able to get a shot on goal. He has impressed his coach so far.

“He’s (Hodnicki) been looking pretty sharp,” said Quirk.

Senior Forward, Iris Mesic, also spoke about the superb play of Hodnicki.

“He’s improving every game, he works really hard every game, and covers a lot of ground, helping out on the offensive and defensive side,” Mesic said.

Quirk mentioned the attitude of the team has been positive of late.

“Since the Schoolcraft game, the attitude and the spirit of the team has been good,” he said.

Mesic, who led the team in shots on goal, also noted that he has saw progress in the team.

“I think we played a bit better than the last few games,” he said.

Justin Kane tallied two goals for the Warriors, who improved their record to 2-3. The two teams will meet again on Sept. 19at Rochester.

UM-Dearborn will look to break into the win column, when it travels to Spring Arbor University on Sept. 17.