The MSU men’s soccer team continued its downward spiral to down the stretch of the season Thursday afternoon.
MSU (11-7-1) fell to Michigan, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament in State College, Pa. The loss moves the team’s record to 0-4-1 in the last five games.
The Spartans took the lead 53 minutes into the game with a goal when junior midfielder Cyrus Saydee crossed the ball and junior forward Rubin Bega was able to knock it in.
U-M (12-4-3), tied it up at one apiece when forward Justin Meram put a shot past senior goalie Avery Steinlage in the 61st minute.
Meram was given his second yellow card right after the goal and gave the Spartans a man-advantage the rest of the game.
Despite being up a player, MSU was unable to stifle the Wolverine attack and U-M’s Soony Saad scored the game winner 77 minutes into the game,
The Spartans now must anxiously await the NCAA Tournament selection to determine if the season will live on after an impressive 11-3 start to the season.
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