(Sabrina Gregory/MJ)

BY JOSH YOUNG, Staff Writer

After hopes of offensive flow fell through last week with two consecutive losses, the University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s soccer team found themselves on the same side of that poorly written equation once again in another shutout to Madonna University (8-3-4) this past Wednesday in Livonia by a final score of 2-0.

The Wolverines took 12 shots, but only two of them connected on goal. Madonna controlled the majority of the flow of the game, blasting 15 shots and connecting seven of them on goal.

Just three short days later on a cloudy Saturday afternoon, the Wolverines hosted #5 ranked University of Northwestern Ohio (13-2-0) where they hoped to keep up with the dominant racers.

Unfortunately, that was not in the cards as the Wolverines were stifled on both sides of the ball by a final score of 6-1. Northwestern Ohio attempted an astounding 27 shots, where 11 of them connected on goal in relation to Dearborn’s four total attempts, three of them connecting.

Offensive struggles and, obviously, defensive issues are still a growing concern for this young soccer club.

The Wolverines (4-10-1, 2-7-1 in conference play) will close the season at Lawrence Tech University (8-7-1) this coming Wednesday at 1 p.m. The silver lining in this game is that a potential momentum shift for next season could be sparked with a Wolverines victory.