This was the first time that both teams took to the pitch since November of 2019, as the Big Ten season was postponed to the spring. Considering the long break, players, coaches and fans alike were happy to get an extra 20 minutes of soccer, especially in such a close match.
While the Michigan men’s soccer team (1-0 Big Ten) spent the vast majority of its season-opening half deep in its opponents’ third of the field, its inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities resulted in an early deficit.
The second half told a different story for the Wolverines.
Coming off of a 445-day drought of playing against any team, Michigan left Evanston with a 4-1 win, punctuating the victory with a three-goal scoring blitz in the first 11 minutes of the second half.
Michigan men's swimming and diving has championship hopes, and it is not letting the 14-day pause which just concluded diminish those hopes one bit. The team found creative ways to workout while facilities were closed, and they have since hopped back into the pool with enthusiasm abound.
Over the course of the last few days, events have transpired leading to a 14-day quarantine for all Michigan athletic programs. This quarantine comes in light of spread the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 beginning in Michigan with a case and subsequent outbreak in Michigan athletics.