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).
Michigan was knocked from atop the Big Ten standings Sunday afternoon when No. 2 Indiana (10-2 overall, 4-0 Big Ten) came to town. The 2017 national runner-up defeated the fourteenth-ranked Wolverines (8-2-1, 3-1-1) 1-0, behind a clinical offensive display and a resolute and organized defensive performance.
The stage was set for a Friday night showdown between the Michigan women’s soccer team (6-6 overall, 2-3 Big Ten) and Ohio State (6-4-1, 3-1-1). The Wolverines snapped their two-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory.