Whether controlling the pace of the offense, eyeing up goal-scoring opportunities or pestering defenders with his agility, Hallahan has proven that his value on the field is greater than his goal-scoring statistics.
With 11 minutes remaining in the first half, Michigan senior forward Jack Hallahan sped down the right side of the field, lofting a pass over the head of a bystanding Cornell defender into the box to graduate student forward Nebojas Popovic.
Popovic instantly redirected the ball towards junior forward Mohammed Zakyi, who fired a point-blank shot past the arms of diving Big Red goalkeeper Brady McSwain to give the Wolverines (2-1-0) the lead, 1-0.
Michigan never looked back on Friday night, scoring two additional goals to shut out Cornell (0-1-0) 3-0, in a match highlighted by a suffocating Wolverines defensive unit and opportunistic forward play.
Despite the efforts of senior midfielders Curran and Brent Noseworthy, who together contributed five of the Wolverines’ nine goals, Michigan (3-9 overall, 0-4 Big Ten) fell to Rutgers (7-6, 2-2) on Saturday in an intense, back-and-forth chess match for contention in the Big Ten Tournament.
However, the Golden Eagles charged back ferociously, leading by as many as seven goals throughout Saturday’s game. Despite a three-goal rally in the dying moments of the fourth quarter, the Wolverines (3-3) fell to Marquette (4-3), 16-13, in their first, true road loss of the season.
With this goal, his second of the day, Noseworthy surpassed 2017 graduate attackman Ian King to become Michigan’s all-time leading goal scorer, notching 95 goals during his career as a Wolverine thus far.
Six additional goal scorers accompanied Noseworthy to lead Michigan past the Red Storm 16-11 on Saturday. Senior midfielder Decker Curran led the way for the Wolverines with four goals, while Clay and sophomore attackman Kevin Mack each reeled in hat tricks also.
Down one goal with 11.8 seconds left in the game, Jacksonville midfielder Evan Tyler dodged ferociously off the wing and dished the ball off to midfielder Jack Dolan, setting up what seemed to be the perfect opportunity for a game-tying goal for the Dolphins.
But fifth-year senior goalkeeper Tommy Heidt stood his ground, warding off Dolan’s shot as time expired, icing the game for the Michigan men's lacrosse team, 11-10.
But the Vikings would not go down without a fight. The Wolverines narrowly escaped the Krenzler Dome with a 10-8 victory over Cleveland State Saturday, fighting off a comeback from a persistent, gritty Viking squad to advance to 1-0 on the season.
Cope, Montague and Swanson swept first, second and third place in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke events, cumulatively contributing 32 points towards a dominating 202-98 win for the No. 4 Michigan men's swimming and diving team over No. 14 Ohio State Saturday. The Wolverines took home 14 of the 16 swim events and placed first in both springboard diving events.