Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Sports | Women's Soccer


Flietstra anchoring Spartan defense

A student-athlete usually only gets four years to leave a mark on a program. Halfway through her junior season, goalkeeper Jill Flietstra is inching closer to becoming one of the best goalies in MSU women’s soccer history and leaving her own mark.


Soccer passion should transfer from World Cup

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa pushed soccer back into the mainstream light, and college students especially began to watch soccer with extreme passion. Their passion doesn’t have to stop with the World Cup, as MSU’s soccer team’s are worth watching as well.


Heyboer powers Spartans past Western Michigan

After three games last season, the MSU women’s soccer team had scored eight goals. In 2010, through the same amount of games, the team has tallied just two. The team’s second goal came in their home opener on Sunday against Western Michigan (1-2), a game the Spartans won 1-0, but left head coach Tom Saxton confused.


Spartans earn split in opening games

It was a bittersweet opening weekend for the MSU women’s soccer team, which kicked off its season on Friday in College Station, Texas at the Texas A&M Aggieland Invitational. The Spartans defeated St. John’s 1-0 Friday before losing 3-0 to No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday.