In the 72nd minute of the men’s soccer Big Ten Tournament Championship match, Indiana’s Griffin Dorsey sent a ball for service across the box, finding the head of the diving Hoosier midfielder Jeremiah Gutjahr, who converted for the goal.
The Michigan men’s soccer team (4-2-2 Big Ten, 11-4-2 overall) secured a signature 3-1 win over Penn State (3-3-2, 6-9-2) Sunday afternoon at home. The Wolverines dealt with several injuries to key players, including senior center back Daniel Mukuna, senior midfielder Ivo Cerda and sophomore forward Mohammed Zakyi. Zakyi played through a hamstring injury while the other two didn’t dress.
Tied with Iowa (8-6-2, 4-4-1) in the Big Ten standings going into Sunday’s test in Iowa City, the Wolverines (7-8-1 overall, 3-5-1 Big Ten), having won only once on the road this season, dropped another away match, 1-0. It marked their fifth loss on the season by only one goal.
Even before kickoff, the Michigan men’s soccer team looked bigger and faster than Detroit Mercy. The physical supremacy carried over into the match, where the Wolverines controlled the Titans for much of the 90 minutes, winning, 5-0.
For the Michigan men’s soccer team (10-2-1 overall, 3-1-1 Big Ten), bouncing back was the emphasis on Wednesday — and it did just that. After a gut-wrenching 1-0 loss to No. 2 Indiana on Sunday, the Wolverines showed resilience with a 5-0 victory at home against Detroit Mercy (1-10-2, 0-4-1 Horizon).