Soccer

Sophomore forward Jack Hallahan and the Wolverines have hit a rough patch with their second loss of the year.

The Wolverines went without a shot on goal for the second game in a row, putting an ugly exclamation mark on the loss.

Freshman midfielder Nicki Hernandez put her health issues behind her, scoring her first career goal Sunday.

Over the span of 3:27 in the first half against the Hoosiers, Michigan’s offensive luck changed dramatically, and it was able to hang on for a 2-1 win.

Junior forward Riley Martin scored a goal against the Hoosiers to help lead Michigan to victory.

Indiana outshot Michigan in the first half, 14-9, but the Wolverines — with a seamless offense on full display — managed to find the back of the net and defeat the Hoosiers.

Senior defender Billy Stevens was sent off against Michigan State, but his impact was still evident.

Despite his ejection, the Michigan crowd applauded the defender for his unwavering efforts, which were on full display in the Wolverines 1-0 overtime loss against the Spartans.

Michigan coach Chaka Daley believes his team will use this game as an important learning experience.

While it looked like Michigan might be able to pull off the upset, the Wolverines fell short with a 1-0 overtime loss to the Spartans.

Redshirt junior Taylor Timko came closest to scoring in the second half, but her shot hit the crossbar.

Unfortunately for Michigan, though, the game lasted until the 83rd minute, and that’s when Purdue (1-0, 6-2) scored the game-winning goal.

Freshman midfielder Sarah Stratigakis was among the freshman class that impressed in a draw against Purdue.

“They’re not happy,” coach Greg Ryan said of his team after it fell, 1-0, to Purdue on an 83rd-minute volley.

Junior midfielder Robbie Mertz scored the game-tying goal in the 50th minute in Bloomington.

After a 4-0-1 start to the season – its best since 2008 – this game was No. 18 Michigan’s chance to prove itself a contender. Consider it done.

Michigan coach Greg Ryan was impressed with the unit given that it had only one returning starter.

Every one-on-one scoring opportunity the Demon Deacons had was met with a swift clearance or block that helped relieve pressure on the goalkeeper.

Fifth-year senior forward Ani Sarkisian nearly gave the Wolverines the goal they needed to come out on top.

Sunday’s result – just like the young season for the Michigan women’s soccer team – was better than expected.