OU soccer teams, UDM women’s soccer wrap up seasons
By Mark Vest
Posted November 26, 2013
Oakland University’s men’s soccer season came to a close after the Golden Grizzlies lost to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2-0 in the semifinals round of the Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championship Nov. 16.
Milwaukee went on to win the tournament.
The game was played in Chicago, as the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) earned hosting rights for the semifinals and championship game after posting the best Horizon League record during the regular season.
Milwaukee went on to defeat UIC to win the tournament.
Oakland (7-7-5) defeated Valparaiso 2-1 at the OU Soccer Field Nov. 12 in a quarterfinals contest, allowing the Golden Grizzlies to advance to the semifinals.
Oakland’s (10-9-2) women’s team advanced as far as the championship game before losing to Milwaukee 4-3 Nov. 10. Oakland advanced past Youngstown State and Wright State to earn a trip to the championship game.
The University of Detroit Mercy (11-8-1) women’s team also had their season end with a loss to Milwaukee, as the Titans were defeated 3-0 in a semifinals contest Nov. 8. UDM defeated Valparaiso 1-0 in a quarterfinals matchup.
Milwaukee won hosting rights for the semifinals and championship game.
UDM’s men’s team did not qualify for the Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championship.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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