SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—The Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University men's soccer team (2-6, 1-1) welcomes the Cardinals of Concordia University-Ann Arbor (3-6, 1-1) on Saturday, October 5th. The Blue Devils will be playing in just their second home match of the season. In their previous match, LTU was victorious over UM-Dearborn 3-1.
The Blue Devils have won two of their last three matches, and things seem to be starting to click for the team. Leading the offense for the Blue Devils are, Enric Miquel and Nico Rodriguez. Miquel has scored in two straight games, giving him two total goals on the season. Meanwhile, Rodriguez also has two goals on the season and leads the team in assists with three, total shots with 20, and shots on goal with 11. The back line and goalkeeper, Max Jewett, have much improved over the last three games. They have given up three goals and had a shutout vs. Taylor (Ind.).
After their win over UM-Dearborn, Head Coach Will Dyer had this to say to his team, "Continue to focus on us, improve in the areas of the game we need to be better at and be ready for a strong Concordia team with some talented players."
The visiting Concordia University-Ann Arbor Cardinals are coming to Blue Devil Stadium following a loss vs. No. 15 Madonna (Mich.). The final is this game was 2-0. The Cardinals are 1-2 in their last three games. On the season, the Cardinals are 2-3 in road games and have been outscored by their opponents on the road nine to eight. Anthony Tucker has been the offensive leader for the Cardinals this season. Tucker ranks 11th in the nation with 4.89 shots per game. Tucker has also found the back of the net five times, two of which were game winning goals.
In the last matchup between the Blue Devils and the Cardinals, the Blue Devils won on the road in Ann Arbor (Mich.) by a score of 2-0. Kevin Wright and Bryce Nicholson scored early in the first half, and that proved to be the difference in the match. In order to win this match in 2019 Dyer said this, "Just need to do the little things, concentrate on our shape, play the way we are capable and make adjustments as needed. Concordia is a very well coached team and we look forward to the game on Saturday."
Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 pm EDT at Blue Devil Stadium. The Blue Devils and their fans will be hoping for some better weather than they have been treated to at Blue Devil Stadium. In their last home match vs. UM-Dearborn, the rain was steady all night long, and their originally scheduled home opener vs. Spring Arbor (Mich.) was cancelled due to inclement weather.