Finally, in sudden-death overtime, the Wolverines broke through for a 1-0 victory.
In a physical battle, the Wolverines came away with a win on Senior Night thanks to an excellent defensive effort.
The Wolverines were left to rue their missed chances in Bloomington, falling to the Hoosiers, 1-0.
Three defenders worked tirelessly to protect their goal, often forcing turnovers from Valparaiso.
With both teams jockeying for a spot near the top of the Big Ten standings, Sunday’s matchup in Minneapolis between the Michigan women’s soccer team and No. 11 Minnesota was set to be a tight one.
Michigan controlled possession and outshot the Crusaders, 19-12, but the Wolverines were initially unable to finish their chances.
Wisconsin scored three goals in the last 30 minutes for a 3-2 win.
Kastroll has become a focal point of Michigan’s offense and defense.
Atuahene has been a force on Michigan’s roster ever since he stepped foot on Wolverine turf.
The Wolverines defeated the Dukes, 3-0, after scoring all of their goals within the first 46 minutes of the game.