Soccer

Junior midfielder Ivo Cerda scored the opening goal in Michigan's win over Wisconsin.

The celebrations weren’t just for the game, but for acknowledging the fact that the Wolverines may have put to bed their misfortunes of last season — the worst in program history — and look like an exciting team to support once again.

Freshman midfield Marc Ybarra in a game against Wisconsin on Friday.

Marc Ybarra doesn’t need the highlight reels or praise — though he garnered both Friday. He is already living his dream.

Michigan junior forward Francis Atuahene is expected to make his first start of the season against the Badgers.

Michigan (3-0-1) looks to continue its longest unbeaten streak since 2008 in its Big Ten opener Friday against Wisconsin (1-0-2) at U-M Soccer Stadium.

Michigan junior forward Reilly Martin and her fellow attackers have made up a potent offensive threat so far.

Michigan (3-1-2) has been on the wrong side of shot disparities three times this season, and No. 17 Wake Forest (5-1) will present another challenge when it visits Ann Arbor on Sunday.

Junior forward Francis Atuahene scored a late game-winner to help Michigan beat Dartmouth on Sunday.

Last season, it took the Michigan men's soccer team 10 outings to earn its first win. Four games into this year, the Wolverines have already earned three.

Sophomore defender Jada Dayne gave the Wolverines an early lead, but they couldn't come away with a win.

Michigan was eager to walk away with a win, but two second-half goals from South Carolina (5-1) meant the Wolverines would leave the Notre Dame Invitational with a tie and a loss.

Michigan coach Chaka Daley approaches the team's successes and failures with pragmatism after last year.

Monday's contest showcased a number of trends — both positive and negative — that have followed Michigan, some of them dating back to last season.

Junior defense Daniel Mukuna in a game against Maryland on October 30, 2016.

In just his third game at Michigan, Mukuna scored twice — including the eventual game-winner — to lead the Wolverines to a 3-1 victory over Cleveland State. 

Michigan coach Chaka Daley and the Wolverines capitalized on their shot advantage against Cleveland State on Friday night.

The Wolverines made a routine game look, well, routine, taking care of non-conference foe Cleveland State, 3-1, to improve to 2-0-1 on the season.

Junior forward Francis Atuahene is one of the most dangerous attackers in the Big Ten.

With Michigan kicking off preseason training Wednesday, and its first exhibition game against Wisconsin-Green Bay 10 days away, the Daily previews the Wolverines’ 2017 roster.