Soccer

Atahuene scored a hat trick in his first career home game as Michigan beat West Virginia, 3-1.

Greg Ryan during his team's home game against Marquette.

Michigan will travel to Seattle to play Portland on Friday and Washington on Sunday.

Senior forward  Lulu Haidar (11) chases down the ball during Michigan's 3-0 win over Detroit Sunday night.

Haidar has already scored three goals this season, tripling the one she had in her first three years.

Teammates celebrate after the second goal during Michigan's 3-0 win over Detroit Sunday.

Sura Yekka played 73 minutes on the back line, and Abby Kastroll scored her first career goal.

The Wolverines fought through an increasingly physical match, but lost their opening contest to Creighton, 1-0, in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday night.

Junior Nicky Waldeck in a game against Marquette on Sunday.

Through its first three games of the season, the Michigan women’s soccer team has outscored and outshot opponents 11-4 and 61-18, respectively.

Nicky Waldeck in a game last season at U-M Soccer Stadium.

“I’m getting therapy once a week for what they did to us last year,” said Michigan head coach Greg Ryan.

Junior forward Madisson Lewis chases after the ball during Michigan's 2-1 win Thursday night.

Martin and Nicky Waldeck each scored early in the second half to lead the Wolverines past San Diego.

Michigan purposefully wanted a setting for the game that would mimic that of the team’s next opponent, No. 6 Creighton. Like they did against Loyola, the Wolverines will play the Blue Jays on turf. By travelling to Chicago to round out the preseason, Michigan coach Chaka Daley was preparing his squad to face one of the top programs in the nation.

Junior Nicky Waldeck in a game against Marquette on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Michigan lost 2-1.

Though the Wolverines (1-1) allowed just five shots on net during the game, a two-minute window toward the end of the second half allowed the Golden Eagles (1-1) to score both of their goals.