Congratulations to Coach Sam Cheaib and the Michigan Hawks 98 Black with their 4:1 win in the State Cup Finals.
For the first time, Michigan State Youth Soccer Association will broadcast live coverage of the 2017 MSYSA Fall (Girls) State Cup, with all the Final matches for each age group being streamed live through the MSYSA YouTube page! MSYSA Fall State Cup Finals will be hosted in Pontiac, Michigan at Ultimate Soccer Arenas on Sunday, October 16, 2016! All final matches will be available FREE and in high definition, with commentators calling the action to further showcase the State's top teams and players!
MSYSA Fall State Cup Finals Schedule
To access and view the final matches that are streamed live, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/MichiganYouthSoccer , select the match you'd like to view and enjoy! Subscribe to the MSYSA YouTube Page to get more immediate notification about MSYSA's YouTube videos!
TopDrawer Soccer ranking for the Men's Freshmen Top 100 has two Wolves Alumni in the top 25.
Giusepppe Barone (Michigan State) is ranked #7
Suniel Veerakone (Duke) is ranked #23
Check out the rankings at TopDrawerSocer.com
Option One: Training Only
Dates: November 3, 10, 17 December 1, 8, 15
Training times are 5:30-6:30PM for birth years 2011-2013 and 6:30 - 7:30PM for birth years 2010-2008
Thursday night at Schoolcraft. The cost of the training program only is $100. The program is open to U4 - U9 children (2008 - 2013)
Option Two: Training and Games
Training Dates: November 3, 10, 17 December 1, 8, 15
Game Dates: October 31st – December 20th Saturday OR Sunday *** Schedule by Total Soccer
Times: Thursdays – 5:30-6:30pm (Birth years 2011-2013) or 6:30-7:30pm (Birth years 2010-2008)
Locations: Training - Schoolcraft College, Livonia
Games – TS Novi - 41550 Grand River Ave, Novi
Cost: $225 (includes indoor games at TS Novi)
Final touches are underway at Schoolcraft’s state-of-the-art indoor soccer dome. The dome will be open for use on November 4th. However, the facility will welcome the Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club on November 3rd to launch the grand opening and raise our banners. Bring your chairs and help us celebrate at 7:00pm on November 3rd, 2016!
Who: U7 - U18 Boys and Girls
What: 3v3 Tournament
Where: Schoolcraft College Wolves-Hawks DOME
Address: 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
Why: Smaller number, more touches, promotes creativity, highlights skills and FUN!
Roste: Max 6 and Min 3
Registration Link will be forthcoming soon so please check back.
With every conference in action last week, there were plenty of noteworthy performances to highlight on the TopDrawerSoccer Men’s Division I Team of the Week. There were some key players who stepped up to help secure results, and some surprising showings from big underdogs.
Check out who made the TDS Team of the Week below.
F Alec Lasinski, Loyola-Chicago - The sophomore forward scored in both of the Ramblers’ wins last week. Lasinski had the second goal in the 2-0 victory over DePaul. He followed that up with the opener against Drake in a 4-0 win for Loyola-Chicago.
Sept. 28, 2016
Every Wednesday during the 2016-17 academic year, MGoBlue.com will highlight a different student-athlete and their academic path. These are our Scholar Stories:
Ali Jawad came to the University of Michigan on one path and will soon leave on another.
A member of the men's soccer team, Jawad has always had a knack for scoring goals. He found the back of the net 80 times in just three seasons during high school. In the not too distant past, Jawad dreamt of a future where playing soccer would be his livelihood.
But soccer, a cruel game as it can be at sometimes, slows down for no man. After his freshman season, Jawad decided to shift his focus, putting his studies ahead of the sport he loves.
Now, that's not to say soccer wasn't and isn't important. It was simply the right move for his future.
"I always relied on athletics," Jawad said last Thursday inside the Ross Academic Center. "At a certain point, you realize you only get a certain amount of time to play. I love soccer more than anything; it's been a focal point in my life since I was five years old. You can enjoy it, but you have to do something when you're done. Never thought I'd make the flip."
If Jawad has his way, he'll be in Ann Arbor for many years to come. He's slated to graduate next spring with a degree in biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience, though he is eligible for a fifth year after missing all of last season due to injury. He's currently applying for graduate programs.
After that comes the MCAT and medical school. He wants to be a pediatrician.
Bobby Budlong, Albion
• Was involved in two of Albion's four goals on the week as the Brits went 2-0 against MIAA foes to move into second in league standings
• In 2-1 win at Adrian Sept. 21, assisted on game-winning goal
• Scored an insurance goal in shutout victory over Alma Sept. 24
RALEIGH, N.C.—Duke rookie Suniel Veerakone struck a free kick to perfection in the 75th minute to lift the Blue Devils to a crucial 2-1 victory over NC State in ACC men’s soccer action this evening at Dail Soccer Stadium. Robert Moewes was outstanding in goal for Duke with four saves.
Duke grabs its first ACC win and improves to 4-3-2 overall and to 1-2-1 in ACC play. NC State drops to 3-7-0 and 0-4-0 in conference action.
“I just thought our resiliency showed tonight,” said head coach John Kerr. “We weren’t just going to give up an easy goal. I think we were determined not to give away an easy goal and it showed tonight. We bounced back from being down 1-0 as well. We held on and we just weren’t going to give up a goal in the second half.”
Jared Golestani scored the Blue Devils’ first goal as Duke extends its unbeaten streak against the Wolfpack to seven games.
NC State grabbed the early lead with Tanner Roberts heading home a curling service from Simon Blotko on the right flank just over five minutes in.
The Blue Devils, somewhat against the run of play, answered three minutes later when Carter Manley slipped a beautiful through ball to a streaking Brian White in the penalty box. The junior striker calmly slotted the ball across the goal for Golestani at the back post to tap home and tie the game 1-1.
The Wolfpack controlled much of the possession in the next 35 minutes, but had nothing to show of it at the break. Goalkeeper Robert Moewes came up with a huge one-on-one save in the 36th minute, making himself big and kicking the ball away for his second save of the half.
Cameron Moseley nearly got in behind the NC State backline but was whistled for offside as the Blue Devils managed just two shots in the opening 45 minutes.
Duke’s possession was better in the second half as the Blue Devils kept the ball and when able to get into the final third were distinctly more dangerous. The Blue Devils’ increased time of possession also kept the Wolfpack from getting forward as successfully as it did in the first 45 minutes.
In the 69th minute Cameron Moseley nearly put the Blue Devils ahead after a through ball from Veerakone, but NC State goalkeeper Alex McCauley cut the angle well and made the diving stop. Rookie Brandon Williamson, stepping on for an injured CC Uche, had a header just sail over the bar moments later as Duke continued to pressure NC State’s backline.
Five minutes later, Veerakone, after a deft touch around a defender, drew a foul 20 yards from goal on top of the 18-yard box. Just like he did on his previous two goals this season, Veerakone curled the ball in for the highlight-reel score and go-ahead goal.
The Wolfpack, however were not going to make it easy on the Blue Devils. NC State attacked with fury in those final 15 minutes, creating a handful of dangerous looks on frame. Moewes and the Duke backline did well to remain organized and the entire Blue Devils squad fought tooth and nail in those final minutes to come away with the win.
NC State outshot Duke 14-6 for the game and had five corner kicks, while the Blue Devils had none. McCauley finished with one save in the setback.
Duke returns home to Koskinen Stadium Oct. 4 against Davidson. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A pair of goals from conference scoring leader Jon Gallagher and a strong defensive performance enabled the University of Notre Dame men's soccer team to emerge with a convincing 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night at rainy Ambrose Urbanic Field.
No. 1/2 Notre Dame (8-1-0, 3-1-0 ACC) claimed its second straight conference win behind the second multi-goal performance of 2016 from Gallagher. The junior striker finished assists from Blake Townes and Thomas Ueland at 21:47 and from Townes at 86:11 to vault Gallagher into the ACC lead with eight goals (19 points) over his first nine starts this season.
Notre Dame finished the contest with an 11-3 shots edge over Pittsburgh (2-6-2, 0-3-1 ACC), including a perfect 7-0 mark in the first half. The Irish also enjoyed a 10-3 margin in attempted corner kicks on the night, including an 8-2 tally in corners during the second half alone.
Notre Dame found the scoreboard for the first time in the 22nd minute, created by a Ueland led pass to a strong Townes run into the right corner of the Pittsburgh defensive third following an Irish throw-in. Townes laced a nifty crossing pass in front to a driving Gallagher, where Gallagher finished the feed into the lower left corner past Panthers goalkeeper Mikal Outcalt for his seventh goal of the year and a 1-0 Notre Dame lead.
Pittsburgh attempted to strategically work the counterattack during the second half after the Notre Dame defense brilliantly held the Panthers without an official shot attempt in the first 45 minutes of play. The approach nearly found the equalizer in the 68th minute, as Panthers leading scorer Luca Mellor got free in the Notre Dame third and ripped a strong try that bent toward the right post. Irish goalkeeper Chris Hubbard made a sprawling punch save diving to his left to stone Pittsburgh and thwart the damage. Hubbard finished the match with three total stops for his fifth shutout of the season.
Notre Dame put the match away for good in the 87th minute. Townes jumped a Pittsburgh clearance attempt and lofted a high feed over the Panther defense to find Gallagher in space up the left wing. Gallagher broke Outcalt down 1V1 shaded left post and ripped a curving shot into the right corner of the mesh for his second goal of the match and the final 2-0 Irish verdict.
Notre Dame is back in action on Oct. 4, welcoming regional rival and eight-time NCAA champion Indiana back to Alumni Stadium for a nonconference matchup. Coverage of the 7 p.m. (ET) match will be available via ACC Network Extra.
Single game tickets for the 2016 Notre Dame men's soccer season remain on sale. Visit und.com/BuyTickets or call the Murnane Family Ticket Office at 574-631-7356 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Play of the Game
Thomas Ueland won possession after a Notre Dame throw-in deep in Pittsburgh territory and skillfully sent Blake Townes through toward the Panthers end line in the right corner. A dart of a centering pass hit an open Jon Gallagher in stride, and Gallagher buried his ACC-leading seventh goal of 2016 at 21:47 for the 1-0 Irish advantage.
The throw-in that ultimately led to the first Notre Dame goal was created thanks to a strong Gallagher run earlier in the 22nd minute. A lob pass over the top down the right flank hit Gallagher in space, but a nice save by Pittsburgh goalkeeper Mikal Outcalt sent the ball screaming out of play up the sideline. The Irish proceeded into the goal scoring sequence immediately after.
Note of the Game
Notre Dame has now won 14 straight meetings with Pittsburgh dating back to a 2-0 victory on Oct. 5, 2003 in Pittsburgh. The Panthers also fell to 0-25-6 in conference play since joining the ACC alongside the Irish prior to the start of the 2013 campaign.
Senior defender Matt Habrowski is one of three University of Notre Dame men’s soccer captains this year. Currently he is a mechanical engineering major, but he is planning on taking a fifth year in the ACMS Masters in Predictive Analytics program next fall.
Q. What’s the best thing about your hometown?
A. For sure Clark’s Ice Cream. Fantastic little hometown ice cream shop in Berkley, Michigan. I’ll probably get laughed at but my favorite flavor is blue moon. It’s kind of a sweet, fruity vanilla flavor but I like it. That, or mint chocolate chip. When I go to Kilwin’s that’s all I get.
Q. Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
A. I don’t know if I had one. Maybe Brandon Inge from the Detroit Tigers. Third baseman bounced around the Tigers for a while. My friends and I loved him for some reason, but he was sweet.