Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sports | Women's Soccer

WOMEN'S SOCCER

All-Big Ten midfielder out for year

No. 10 MSU women’s soccer head coach Tom Saxton said Tuesday’s practice was full of “devastated” players and coaches, as they dealt with the loss of senior midfielder Lauren Sinacola because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee, an injury that not only ended her season, but also her career.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Spartans get defensive on back line, in net

As Tom Saxton watched film of the No. 11 MSU women’s soccer team this past week, the team’s head coach was extremely disappointed with the way the Spartans lackadaisically attacked the low-pressure defense thrown at them last week by Illinois State.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Freeman offers to play anywhere for team's sake

Cara Freeman will play anywhere for the MSU women’s soccer team. The junior played forward in high school, is now playing outside midfielder for MSU and even mentioned playing in net for head coach Tom Saxton — an offer she said he wasn’t exactly thrilled about. “I just look at it as if we win as a team; I don’t really look at what I do individually,” Freeman said.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Standout freshman Stander looks to make impact on field

When MSU women’s soccer assistant coach Tammy Farnum was asked earlier this summer which incoming freshman had the potential to burst onto the MSU sports scene like All-American sophomore forward Laura Heyboer did in 2008, she listed three names. One of those was Olivia Stander, a freshman forward with an impressive sports résumé out of Grosse Pointe High School.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Galas approaches MSU record

As senior goalkeeper Nicole Galas approaches MSU’s career shutout record, she not only gets satisfaction from not the numbers she’s putting up, but how those numbers contribute to her team’s success.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Hill, Pawlak lead MSU in win

Despite it being a week since it dismantled Detroit Mercy, the MSU women’s soccer team showed no rust Wednesday afternoon. Once again using their depth and offensive firepower to their advantage, the Spartans (4-2-0) knocked off Eastern Michigan, 2-0, at Old College Field.

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Front + center

The State News caught up with sophomore forward Lauren Hill. Hill and the women’s soccer team will host Eastern Michigan at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Old College Field.