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University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland men's soccer set for first Horizon League meeting

October 3, 2013

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Oakland's Shawn Claud Lawson is pictured during a game against the University of Michigan earlier this season. The University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland men's soccer teams are scheduled to play the first of what could become many Horizon League rivalry matches.

In what has strong potential to become an inter-league rivalry match, the University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland University men's soccer teams are scheduled to face off at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the OU Soccer Field.

Although the two teams have played before, including last season, when the Golden Grizzlies defeated UDM 4-0, this will be the first meeting between the squads as members of the Horizon League.

Oakland joined the Horizon League earlier this year, and of the multiple benefits that was expected to come from the move, a potential rivalry between UDM and Oakland may have been right near the top of the list.

While the Titans are the defending regular season champions of the Horizon League, so far Oakland has the early edge in the standings, as the Golden Grizzlies will enter the game with a record of 1-0-1 (3-2-4 overall) in Horizon League play, with UDM coming in with a league record of 0-1 (1-4-4 overall).

Both teams are coming off victories, as Oakland defeated Horizon League opponent Cleveland State University 2-1 Sept. 28, and the Tians picked up their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory against IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne) Oct. 1.

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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