(Aubree Stamper/MJ)

By JERAMY STOVER, Sports Editor

After starting out the season with two straight wins the University of Michigan-Dearborn men’s soccer team hit a roadblock on Saturday when they traveled to Spring Arbor and were defeated 5-1.

Spring Arbor (6-1-1) had a fierce attack and peppered the Wolverines (2-1) goalkeeper with a lot of shots early and often. The Cougars got on the board first when Jake Sterling headed the ball to the back of the net nearly half way through the first half.

They would score two more goals near the end of the first half to extend their lead to three as the teams reached the midway point. At halftime the Cougars led in shots on goal 13-3.

The second half wouldn’t look much better for UM-Dearborn as Janum Sailor would score in the 62nd minute giving Spring Arbor a commanding 4-0 lead.

The Wolverines would end the shutout when Hussein Hassan found the back of the net in the 70th minute. The good vibes didn’t last long for the Wolverines as just two minutes later Sailor would score his second goal of the half.

UM-Dearborn goalkeeper Aaron Johnson would record 15 saves on the night. Cougars goalkeeper Cobi Piper had a far less busy night having to make just four saves.

The Wolverines are off to a better start compared to last season when they started 1-2 and are hoping to use that better start to build momentum as they near conference play. UM-Dearborn has two games next week starting with their last non-conference game as they travel to Cleary University on Tuesday. On Saturday the Wolverines return home to take on Marygrove at 3:30.