Soccer

Senior goalkeeper Andrew Verdi had four saves in Michigan's 1-0 win over Detroit Mercy.

That play came with 16 minutes to go in the second half, as sophomore forward Derick Broche connected on a cross from freshman midfielder Harry Pithers to give Michigan (6-2-3 overall, 2-0-2 Big Ten) the lone goal en route to a 1-0 win over the Titans (3-7-1 overall, 0-2-1 Horizon Valley League).

Freshman midfielder Harry Pithers assisted the game-winning goal in Michigan's 1-0 win over Oakland on Wednesday.

Instead, the big play came from true freshman midfielder Harry Pithers. Facing pressure on the right sideline from a Detroit defender, he lobbed a masterfully placed cross to sophomore forward Derick Broche, who buried a header for the game’s lone goal. The assist was Pithers’ first point of his college career.

Sophomore defender Janiece Joyner credits the Wolverines’ back line’s defense and offensive pressure as keys to victory against Nebraska.

In the final 20 minutes of Sunday’s game, the No. 24 Michigan women’s soccer team (9-3-1 overall, 3-3-1 Big Ten) put the game out of Nebraska’s (3-8-2, 2-4-0) reach, closing out the match and winning, 4-1. Cornhusker fans, who showed up in large numbers and whose vocal support had buoyed the team thus far, fell into a defeated hush.

Senior forward Jack Hallahan has already tallied six assists just over halfway into the season.

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.

The No. 24 Michigan women’s soccer team fell short against No. 13 Wisconsin, 2-0, on Thursday.

A serious scoring opportunity never materialized for Michigan, who dropped a hard-fought match, 2-0, to the Badgers (8-2-1, 4-0-0) in Madison on Thursday night. The loss snapped the Wolverines’ six-match unbeaten streak.

Michigan coach Jennifer Klein believes the Wolverines need to continue to get better at maintaining possession while also applying pressure against opponents.

On Sunday, the Michigan women's soccer team cruised to a 4-1 victory in a game that was characterized by the Cornhuskers’ high pressure leaving them exposed at the back.

Junior defender Jackson Ragen led Michigan's defense on Sunday, helping limit Northwestern to just six shots in the Wolverines' 3-0 victory.

Using persistence and determination, the Michigan men's soccer team beat Northwester 3-0 in dominating fashion on Sunday.

The Michigan men’s and women’s soccer teams hosted their first ever Pride Day on Sunday afternoon, a positive step for the Athletic Department.

When I walked into U-M Soccer Stadium 45 minutes before the first game on Sunday, nobody was in the stands yet but “Dancing Queen” blared over the speakers. So, I guess there were never any plans to be subtle.

Sophomore midfielder Raleigh Loughman scored 49 seconds into Michigan's win over Purdue.

The Wolverines’ pregame huddle was electric. The team’s highlights on the big screen brought an unwavering surge of cheering and celebration, both from the crowd and the players themselves. 

Junior goalkeeper Hillary Beall hasn't given up more than one goal in any game this season.

Hillary Beall came to Ann Arbor typifying what  it means to be a highly-touted prospect. The No. 1 goalkeeper in the class of 2017 according to Top Drawer Soccer, Beall was expected to become an elite keeper for the Wolverines.