Saturday, January 29, 2022

Sports

SPORTS

Kickers steal victory, 'trophy' in overtime

ANN ARBOR - While the MSU football team prepares to meet its biggest rival Saturday, and faithful fans prepare to guard Sparty against vandals, the MSU men’s soccer team began the week on a good note with a 2-1 victory over the Wolverines in double overtime.After winning the national club championship the last two years, Michigan (4-6) is in its inaugural varsity season.

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Spartans end weekend with wins

Ice HockeyThe men’s ice hockey team is undefeated after its first weekend of regular season play.The seventh-ranked Spartans beat Alaska-Anchorage 5-4 on Friday night and tied Merrimack 1-1 on Saturday night at the Johnson Nissan Classic in Anchorage, Alaska.For tournament purposes, the game against Merrimack went to a shoot-out, which MSU won 2-0.

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Defense couldnt save Spartans

For 59:31 of the game, MSU defenders dominated Wisconsin’s offense. Speedy Badger running back Michael Bennett entered Spartan Stadium as the nation’s second leading rusher, and left with only 59 yards on 23 carries and no touchdowns.

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U teams gear up for another weekend of competition

Ice HockeyThe men’s ice hockey team has been practicing at The Summit, 9410 Davis Highway in Lansing, all week preparing for the Olympic-size ice at the Johnson Nissan Classic in Anchorage, Alaska this weekend.Seventh-ranked MSU will face host Alaska-Anchorage at midnight tonight and Merrimack on Saturday at 8:05 p.m.

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Haygood credits mentor for success

Herb Haygood knows he wouldn’t be an MSU football player if it weren’t for Doug Bendel.“He changed me from not caring about going to college,” Haygood said, of his mentor back home in Sarasota, Fla.

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Basketball teams to start practice at free event

Izzone members and basketball fans from all over won’t be the only people flocking to the Breslin Student Events Center on Friday. The men’s and women’s basketball teams and their coaches will be on hand for “The Main Event,” a midnight scrimmage that will kick off the 2000-2001 basketball seasons.

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McCallie looks to bring excitement, intensity to team

Monday was the first time new women’s head basketball coach Joanne McCallie felt the connection - the one that meant for the first time that she wasn’t a new coach teaching old players.They were a team.It happened after junior captain and forward Abby Salscheider bench pressed 150 pounds.

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Womens basketball excited to start season

MSU’s new head coach Joanne McCallie can easily pinpoint what a successful women’s basketball season would include this year.“I want to see if we can all draw the most we can out of each other and see everyone improve,” she said.

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Mens tennis finish meet early due to cancellation

Because of dropping temperatures and the cold front that followed, the MSU men’s tennis team found itself unexpectedly returning to East Lansing from the Indiana State Invitational on Sunday - a day earlier than previously anticipated.The tournament, held at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., was canceled on Sunday because of the lack of indoor tennis court and the unusually cold weather conditions, which were prevalent throughout the Midwest this weekend.

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Injury sidelines spiker

An ankle sprain suffered in practice Thursday forced freshman outside hitter Amy Sibbernsen out of the starting lineup this weekend for the first time all season. Entering the weekend, Sibbernsen had started every match for the women’s volleyball team.