SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—The Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University men's soccer regular season comes to a close on Saturday, Novemeber 2nd at Blue Devils Stadium. The Blue Devils soccer program will be honoring their seniors in what will be their last regular season home game in their career as Blue Devils. Standing in their way of a proper send-off will be the No. 22 team in the country from the University of Northwestern Ohio. The match is set to begin at 7:00pm.
The Blue Devils will be honoring the following 11 seniors; Playing in their last regular season home match today on senior day are the following seniors; Kevin Wright, Michael Avila, Nico Rodriguez, Jaccob Sooy, Ryan Resendes, Jake Rajewski, Alvaro Garcia, Andrew North, Max Jewett, Kyle Finnerty, and Corbin Woellecke. Head Coach Will Dyer had this to say about his seniors, "The senior class leaves here as the winningest class in program history. It has been such an honor to coach these young men, and to witness the growth over the last four or five years. I am eternally grateful for all of their sacrafices they have made on and off the field."
Enter the match, the Blue Devils are on a bit of hot streak, winning their last three matches vs. WHAC opponents. Because of these three wins, the Blue Devils have earned the right to play in a home playoff match in the WHAC Tournament next weekend. The team is very excited about the opportunity, but understand they have a very tough opponent coming to town on Saturday. Dyer has been happy with the way the team has played, but knows they will need to continue to step up as UNOH comes to town. "The boys have been playing really well, and I am proud of the way they have bounced back from a tough start to the season. That being said, we are going to need a complete game from everyone this Saturday. UNOH is a very talented team, and they are well coached. We are looking forward to the challenge."
UNOH comes to Blue Devil Stadium just two points behind No. 18 Indiana Tech in the WHAC standings, and will be going up vs. the Warriors on November 5th. If they want to have a shot at the regular season title, they will first have to defeat a hot Blue Devils team on Saturday. The Racers have yet to drop a WHAC match this season. They are currently 7-0-2 in conference play. Leading the offense for the Blue Devils is junior forward, Karim Jouini. He has found the back of the net nine times in the 2019 season and has taken 42 shots. A big reason for UNOH's success this season has been the play of their goalkeeper. Mark McMillan has started in all 16 games for the Racers, and is allowing just over a .5 goal per game and has a save percentage of 75%. The Blue Devils will need to find ways to sneak goals by a goalkeeper who has turned away 28 shots on goal already and has only one loss on his record this season.