The Wolverines went without a shot on goal for the second game in a row, putting an ugly exclamation mark on the loss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“They’re not happy,” coach Greg Ryan said of his team after it fell, 1-0, to Purdue on an 83rd-minute volley.
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.
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.
Sunday’s result – just like the young season for the Michigan women’s soccer team – was better than expected.