Green Bay Falls 2-1 in Horizon League Opener

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: September 14, 2012
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Billy Donovan was one of three Phoenix players with three shots in Green Bay's Horizon League opener at Detroit

By: Jill Wunrow

DETROIT, Mich. ( - After taking a 1-0 lead early in the second half, the Green Bay (2-3-1, 0-1 HL) men's soccer team wrapped up its four-game road swing falling 2-1 at Detroit (3-4-0, 1-0 HL) in its Horizon League opener Friday, Sept. 14 at Titan Field.

Green Bay opened the first period outshooting Detroit 7-1 but both teams remained scoreless at the break.

Less than three minutes into the second half, junior forward Sam Krenzien (Wauwatosa, Wis.) scored the first goal of the contest off a corner kick from Whitney Browne (Brooklyn Park, Minn.). The header goal was Krenzien's first of the season and Browne's first assist.

Less than two minutes later, Green Bay was called for a foul which resulted in Detroit's Adam Bedell scoring the equalizing goal on a penalty kick.

Late in the 51st minute, Krenzien fired one of his team high three shots but was too high off the mark.

Detroit grabbed control offensively and took the next three shots. In the 57th minute Bedell found Matt Harkema in the far corner for the eventual game-winning goal.

Both teams finished the game with nine shots each with Detroit earning one more (4-3) corner kick than Green Bay. Krenzien, William Donovan (St. Charles, Mo.) and Ahmad Bad (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) all led the Phoenix with three shots a piece.   

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE... For the first time since Aug. 31 Green Bay returns to Aldo Santaga Stadium Tuesday, Sept. 18 where it hosts SIU-Edwardsville at 7 p.m. Sept. 21-23 Green Bay is back on the road and will head to Oregon for the Oregon State Tournament.


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