Soccer

Sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Verdi conceded two goals to Oakland in the second half.

Oakland senior forward Austin Ricci produced that noise on Wednesday night at U-M Soccer Stadium, where the Golden Grizzlies beat the No. 20 Michigan men’s soccer team, 2-1.

Junior forward Reilly Martin scored the winning goal in the 96th minute to finish off Michigan’s biggest win in years.

But Michigan (2-1-1 Big Ten, 5-2-4 overall) did the unexpected again, upsetting Wisconsin, 2-1, in overtime for its first victory over a top-10 team since 2014.

Sophomore forward Jack Hallahan sent in the free kick that Ivo Cerda finished off for Michigan’s first goal.

But on Sunday at U-M Soccer Stadium, things broke more in No. 22 Michigan’s favor – as they have for much of this season.

Junior midfielder Ivo Cerda scored a header to put the Wolverines on the board and, ultimately, back in the win column.

Midfielder Ivo Cerda stared at his teammates, clapped his hands fervently and shouted, “Keep it going!” The junior captain lived by his mantra, setting the example for his teammates to follow.

Freshman midfielder Sarah Stratigakis scored with just 10 seconds left in regulation to tie the game.

Thursday night’s contest was in many ways lopsided, and if all opportunities were equal, the Golden Gophers could rightfully say they dominated the match.

Sophomore forward Jack Hallahan and the Wolverines have hit a rough patch with their second loss of the year.

The Wolverines went without a shot on goal for the second game in a row, putting an ugly exclamation mark on the loss.

Freshman midfielder Nicki Hernandez put her health issues behind her, scoring her first career goal Sunday.

Over the span of 3:27 in the first half against the Hoosiers, Michigan’s offensive luck changed dramatically, and it was able to hang on for a 2-1 win.

Junior forward Riley Martin scored a goal against the Hoosiers to help lead Michigan to victory.

Indiana outshot Michigan in the first half, 14-9, but the Wolverines — with a seamless offense on full display — managed to find the back of the net and defeat the Hoosiers.

Senior defender Billy Stevens was sent off against Michigan State, but his impact was still evident.

Despite his ejection, the Michigan crowd applauded the defender for his unwavering efforts, which were on full display in the Wolverines 1-0 overtime loss against the Spartans.

Michigan coach Chaka Daley believes his team will use this game as an important learning experience.

While it looked like Michigan might be able to pull off the upset, the Wolverines fell short with a 1-0 overtime loss to the Spartans.