ANN ARBOR, Mich. — One second.
That was the difference in a tightly-contested matchup between the No. 9 Wisconsin women’s soccer team and Michigan on Sunday in Ann Arbor.
Ani Sarkisian scored a game-winner for the Wolverines (6-2-0, 2-0-0) with one second left on the game clock, preventing overtime and handing the Badgers (7-1-0, 1-1-0) their first loss of the season in a stunning 2-1 final at U-M Soccer Stadium.
“I told the team one game doesn’t define a season,” UW head coach Paula Wilkins said. “How we respond to this will be one of the most important things of our season. We have to take things away from this that we weren’t prepared for today. Michigan did a great job and we didn’t lock up at the end there.
“It’s going to be a very good wake-up call for us if we can learn from this. I feel that there’s always something we can pull out from a loss. We’ll refocus, correct our mistakes and move forward.”
Michigan knocks off No. 9 and previously unbeaten Wisconsin, 2-1, on a last-second goal from Ani Sarkisian! pic.twitter.com/GpJ3qKUDTt
— Michigan Soccer (@umichwsoccer) September 14, 2014