Sophomore forward Umar Farouk Osman netted two goals in a showing that propelled the Michigan men’s soccer team (1-0-0 Big Ten, 5-1-0 overall) to a victory over Rutgers (0-1-0, 1-4-1), 2-0 on Friday night.
Seventy-nine minutes into what looked like a routine win for the Michigan women’s soccer team in its Big Ten opener, Indiana notched just its second shot on goal. By the 90th minute, the Hoosiers had broken through twice to tie it up, in an eventual 3-2 double-overtime Indiana (1-0-0 Big Ten, 5-1-2 overall) win over the Wolverines (0-1-0, 4-4-0).
Individual talent alone cannot win team sports — just ask LeBron James. It takes teamwork, dedication and balance. Monday night, the Michigan men’s soccer team (4-1) demonstrated it has all three in spades with a 3-0 shutout of Marquette (2-3).
Michigan women’s soccer coach Jennifer Klein settled on using sophomore midfielder Nicki Hernandez as her striker this season. Seven games into 2018, the move looks like a stroke of genius, as Hernandez has six goals and four assists, leading the team in both categories.