Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Sports | Men's Soccer

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MSU men's soccer defeats U-M at home, 1-0

In the Battle for the Big Bear Trophy, MSU edged Michigan 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at DeMartin Stadium. The game was evenly challenged throughout, with the two teams nearly identical in their attacking position and efforts at goal, but MSU exuded the necessary composure both offensively and defensively in the definitive moments.

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Spartans defeat Rutgers in home opener, 4-0

In the season's Big Ten season opener, MSU (3-1) defeated Rutgers (0-4) 4-0 on Friday afternoon. The Spartans had to wait for the breakthrough, as it took an entire first half of possession and eight shots before sophomore forward Ryan Sierakowski finally netted a free kick 21 seconds before the halftime. Then, the goals poured, with many second-half chances and conversions.

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Preview: MSU shouldn't have any problem against Rutgers on Friday

The Michigan State men's soccer team has been a brewing melting pot of prowess, shortcomings, and resilience three games into the regular season. And as the Spartans have hinted at both a superb season ahead and one that could be quite long, their real muster will tested on Friday afternoon, with the Big Ten regular season beginning with a home game against Rutgers.

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Men's soccer will face Providence in Elite Eight Saturday

As the No. 3-seeded men’s soccer team (12-4-6 overall, 4-2-2 Big Ten) prepares for its second Elite Eight game in as many years, the team has to be confident that what they’ve done all season will lead them to a win over the No. 11-seed Providence Friars (15-4-2 overall, 5-2-2 Big East) Saturday at noon in DeMartin Soccer Stadium.

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Men's soccer defeats Oakland to advance to Sweet Sixteen

The men’s soccer team (12-4-5 overall, 4-2-2 Big Ten) advanced to the Sweet Sixteen by defeating the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (10-7-3 overall, 5-0-3 Horizon) 1-0min the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday afternoon. This was the second time this season the Spartans played the Golden Grizzlies this season, this time avenging their 2-0 loss on Oct. 22 during the regular season.

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COLUMN — Men's soccer has done more than enough to qualify for NCAA berth

As the men's soccer team (11-4-5 overall, 4-2-2 Big Ten) gets over the its tough Big Ten Tournament semifinals loss to the Maryland Terrapins on Friday, the team must think about what's to come. Neither team was able to score through 110 minutes of play on Friday sending the game to penalty kicks where MSU would lose 3-2 in a five round setup.  The team must look forward to Monday's NCAA Tournament selection show.