Goals from Lukas Muszong and James DeCosemo weren’t enough to Lansing United to take down AFC Ann Arbor on Friday night as the club fell, 3-2, on the road.
After a scoreless first 45-minutes, United (1-3-4) struck just two minutes into the second half when Muszong let go a right-footed shot from the top of the box that beat the Ann Arbor keeper. It was Muszong’s first career goal for United; Danny Brandt picked up his first assist of the season on the play.
DeCosemo scored his team-leading third goal just seconds after subbing into the match in the 68th minute. On his first touch, DeCosemo tapped in a rebound off of a Grant Stoneman shot to give United a 2-0 lead.
The two teams shared possession in the 10 minutes following DeCosemo’s goal, but Ann Arbor got on the board in the 79th minute when Willie Bayemi sent in a rebound to put the home side within one.
Ann Arbor took the lead when Hector Morales scored twice in the final four minutes, both off of rebounds after outstanding Jimmy Hague saves.
Hague made six saves in the match while Stoneman led United with three shots.
United is back in action Sunday afternoon when the club welcomes Mason native and Columbus Crew goalkeeper Steve Mason to the East Lansing Soccer Complex. Kickoff against the Columbus Crew College Program is set for 2 p.m.