Senior forward Jack Hallahan got the assist on Michigan's first goal of the game Friday.

With 11 minutes remaining in the first half, Michigan senior forward Jack Hallahan sped down the right side of the field, lofting a pass over the head of a bystanding Cornell defender into the box to graduate student forward Nebojas Popovic.

Popovic instantly redirected the ball towards junior forward Mohammed Zakyi, who fired a point-blank shot past the arms of diving Big Red goalkeeper Brady McSwain to give the Wolverines (2-1-0) the lead, 1-0.

Michigan never looked back on Friday night, scoring two additional goals to shut out Cornell (0-1-0) 3-0, in a match highlighted by a suffocating Wolverines defensive unit and opportunistic forward play.

Junior goalkeeper Hillary Beall made several saves but allowed the game-winning goal to Notre Dame.

With three minutes left on the clock, tensions ran high as the Michigan women’s soccer struggled to clear the ball. Seconds later, the Fighting Irish buried a cross and scored the game-winner, leaving the stadium awestruck (0-1).

Up to that point, goalkeeper Hillary Beall’s two saves characterized the game. She skillfully blocked each of Notre Dame’s shots, even tipping one just above the net. Supported by a strong back line, Beall led the Wolverines into halftime tied 0-0 — still in the game despite a slow offense.


Calm, cool and collected.

Those three words typified Jackson Ragen’s play Friday night against Cornell. Thanks in large part to the junior centerback’s goal and defensive performance, the Michigan men’s soccer team (2-1) dominated the Big Red 3-0, earning their second victory in a row.

Senior forward Jack Hallahan’s crisp passing was instrumental in Michigan's win over SIUE.

With just under four minutes remaining and the Wolverines probing for a go-ahead goal, the ball was played back to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville goalkeeper Noah Heim. What was supposed to be a routine clearance turned into anything but as Michigan sophomore Derick Broche came flying in to block his kick. The ball ricocheted off Broche and into the path of fellow Wolverine Nebojsa Popovic. With Heim chasing back towards goal and the Cougar defenders out of position, Popovic coolly finished off the unexpected opportunity to restore Michigan’s one-goal advantage.

Junior defender Joel Harrison notched Michigan's third goal in its 4-3 loss to Florida Gulf Coast.

The header was the first of three goals from Medilah, as Michigan (0-1) fell 4-3 to the Eagles (1-0). For the Wolverines, the match was defined by poor defense and an inability to convert on offense.


The Michigan men’s soccer team had just 12 days to prepare for its season opener. So coach Chaka Daley tried to engineer as many challenges as possible.


The pregame festivities ahead of Saturday’s friendly between FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli were vastly different than most tailgates at Michigan Stadium.

Michigan coach Chaka Daley and his team could not overcome No. 7 Notre Dame in penalty kicks.

The Michigan soccer team's luck ran out on Sunday night.

Senior Noah Kleedtke notched Michigan's only goal on Thursday.

Starting with a lede about the weather is just as cringe-worthy in the journalistic world as it is during small talk. However, this game necessitated an exception to the rule.

Sophomore goalie Henry Mashburn played in a 14-round penalty shootout on Thursday.

Crowded into the north end of the stadium, the crowd lived on every kick of the ball. One mistake and the season would be over.