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.
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.
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.
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.
The Michigan women’s soccer team formed a circle and started dancing, jumping and screaming prior to their game against Purdue. Moments later, they were screaming again — this time to celebrate sophomore midfielder Raleigh Loughman's goal just 49 seconds into the game. The early goal helped the Wolverines (8-2-0 overall, 3-0-0 Big Ten) to a 2-1 victory in rainy conditions over the Boilermakers (6-3-1, 2-1-0).
The Michigan women’s soccer team (8-2-1, 3-0-1 Big Ten) tied Indiana 0-0 on on Sunday behind a strong defensive performance anchored by sophomore defender Sydney Shepherd and junior defender Alia Martin.