For a tenured MSU women's volleyball class, the blue NCAA banners festooned around Jenison Fieldhouse of the Volleyball Championship didn't distract from the task of the hand on Friday night.
On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, I went home and saw my brother play in a district basketball game. “You played well,” I told him afterwards. My brother’s squad—the good guys—bounded ahead to a 15-point lead in the first quarter, only to abdicate it at the hands of a bloodthirsty full-court press in the second half.
It was a big get for MSU men's soccer — an opening-round home game in the NCAA tournament. As was announced Monday afternoon, the Spartans will play Edwardsville Thursday at 1 p.m.
Ryan Sierakowski ran away from the defense and into the forward-most position. It’s surely a sight that fans of MSU men’s soccer know well — the sophomore forward lengthening the grassy distance between himself and his defenders en route to a solo goal.
It's tourney time in the Big Ten, and on Friday, MSU men's soccer will face its joint-toughest opponent of the season.