ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Dartmouth men’s soccer team was unable to find the back of the net in Monday’s 1-0 loss to Michigan. 

The Big Green will return to the east coast with a record of 0-2-0 while Michigan improves to 3-0-1. 

Michigan’s lone goal came in the 82nd minute from junior forward Francis Atuahene, with a quick shot from the left into the lower right side of the goal. 

“I am proud of the team, they competed well today,” head coach Chad Riley said. “I feel we were a bit unlucky not to come out of the game with more.  Credit to Michigan, they stood up well to some of our chances and finished off an excellent move for their goal. 

“I feel we could have come out of this weekend with much more, but overall we got better each contest and these two games will serve us well moving forward,” he added.

The Wolverines outshot the Big Green 18-6 and tallied seven corner kicks resulting from Dartmouth fouls, giving them extra opportunities to score.

Justin Donawa led the way for the road team with two shots, while Henry Baldwin, Dawson McCartney, Eduvie Ikoba, and Matt Danilack all tallied a shot each. The Big Green offense put pressure on the Wolverines, forcing three saves from goalkeeper Andrew Verdi. 

Freshman keeper Christopher Palacios earned his first collegiate start and recorded four saves, bringing him to a career total of five saves in the green and white.  Defender Matthew Ranieri saw his first collegiate minutes on the field for Dartmouth.

Dartmouth will be back in action at Hartford, Saturday Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.