Soccer

Forward Jayde Reviere led a three-on-two counterattack that resulted in the first of three goals for the Michigan women’s soccer team against Maryland.

Haakenson sent a hard-hit ground ball right into Seppi’s hands, but the goaltender was unable to reel it in, setting up freshman forward Danielle Wolfe for an easy follow — tacking on the first goal in a 3-0 victory for No. 3 seed Michigan (13-4-1 overall, 8-2-1 Big Ten) over the sixth-seeded Terrapins (9-7-3, 5-5-1).

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The Maryland student section jeered at freshman goalie, Owen Finnerty, as his back stood in front of them the entire game. As the clock wound down he drove them to silence as Michigan men’s soccer team (9-4-4 overall, 4-1-3 Big Ten) defeated Maryland (9-6-2 overall, 3-3-2 Big Ten), 4-2, in its last regular season game Sunday.

The Michigan men's soccer team played stifling defense in a win over Michigan State.

With about three minutes left to play, freshman goalkeeper Owen Finnerty dove out from his near post to cut off a low cross into the box. The crowd roared.

Senior forward Jack Hallahan set up plays for his teammates in Michigan's victory over Michigan State.

After a sluggish game, it was the Michigan men’s soccer team that awoke from hibernation to win the Big Bear Trophy against rival Michigan State, for the first time since 2015. 

Junior midfielder Nicki Hernandez notched a goal and assist Sunday against Maryland.

For the second time in the first 17 minutes of the game, the No. 16 Michigan women’s soccer team scored, pushing the team to an early 2-0 lead.

Despite notching 14 shots in regulation, the No. 16 Michigan women’s soccer team lost to No. 21 Rutgers, 1-0, Thursday night.

The No. 16 Michigan women’s soccer team was winning in every statistical category. If you were watching the game and didn’t look at the scoreboard, it looked like the Wolverines were going to cruise to another victory. 

Junior midfielder Sarah Stratigakis may lead the Wolverines in points, but it was defense that led the way Sunday against Maryland.

Though the game included multiple goals from the winning side, the Wolverines’ defense also proved to be an important aspect to its success. In its 18 games prior to Sunday, Michigan allowed just 15 goals, an average of .83 goals per game and an impressive stat from a commanding back line. The center back partnership of junior defender Alia Martin and sophomore defender Sydney Shepherd anchored the Wolverines’ back line and shut out the Terrapins until the 83rd minute.

Michigan men's soccer missed on chances to earn a win against Wisconsin.

The ball was whipped in and nodded down into open space in front of the gaping goal. Fifth-year forward Nebojsa Popovic stepped up to it, with no defenders around him, and smashed the sitter towards goal.

The Michigan women's soccer team out-shot Rutgers, 14-7, but lost on Thursday night.

In any soccer match, the outcome would be expected to fall to the team that took twice as many shots as its opponent.

Senior goaltender Andrew Verdi recorded three saves in a 1-1 draw against Wisconsin on Senior Night.

Andrew Verdi is the backbone of the Michigan men’s soccer team, literally and figuratively.

The senior goalkeeper is the team’s last line of defense. Often times, he is the difference between wins and losses.