The No. 24 MSU men’s soccer team started the season with a bang with a 4-3 overtime victory at No. 6 Maryland on Friday night. The Terrapins were ranked as high as No. 3 in some polls.
MSU was awarded a 1-0 lead with a Maryland own goal in the 15th minute and took the lead into halftime.
The Spartans led the game 2-1 after a 57th-minute goal by junior forward Rubin Bega until Maryland midfielder Kaoru Forbess scored in the 88th minute.
In the 89th minute, Maryland took a 3-2 advantage after midfielder Doug Rodkey headed the ball past MSU senior goalkeeper Avery Steinlage.
MSU junior midfielder Brent Rosendall responded less than 10 seconds later with a goal to even the game at three goals apiece.
The Spartans won the game in overtime with a header by junior forward/midfielder Domenic Barone in the 95th minute.
Maryland dominated most of the statistics, including 22 shots to MSU’s seven.
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