This past weekend, the Michigan State University women’s tennis team left their friendly confines of East Lansing for the first time this season.
It became the sixth consecutive contest that the Spartans failed to score the first goal. The four goals allowed tied a season-high for Michigan State, who is now 1-2 in Big Ten play and 5-4 overall. Read More…
For NCAA Cross Country, this weekend marked a rise in the stakes as points start to matter. The Michigan State cross country team accomplished exactly what they wanted this weekend at Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational.
The No. 3 ranked Spartan women grabbed a first place team finish in an impressive fashion. The team recorded 66 points in the 6K race. The men’s team finished fourth among a competitive field with 153 total points in the 8K race.
In front of a sellout crowd in Ann Arbor, Mich., Michigan State and the University of Michigan battled for 90 minutes for bragging rights in the state of Michigan.
The Wolverines had their chances early in the game inside the Spartans’ 18-yard-box, but could not convert as the Michigan State defense stood tall and blocked their shots.
Sophomore Kristin Matula notched her first goal of the season and Sierra Patton made seven saves, but it was not enough as No. 18 Michigan State (5-3) could not complete the comeback against No. 7 Penn State (7-2), as they lost by a score of 2-1 Friday afternoon at Ralph Young Field.
Friday’s game marked the 37th all-time meeting between these two Big Ten schools, with Penn State winning the last five in a row to give them a 27-10 head-to-head record against the Spartans.
On Saturday night, the Lady Spartans will head into Ann Arbor, Mich. not just looking to attain bragging rights, but to try and snap a two-game losing streak against the Wolverines.
“After (last) weekend finished up, the only word that popped in my head was ‘execute,’ redshirt junior defender, Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz said. “For me, that’s kind of the word of the week. If we can execute the little things this week and take it into the game and execute what we need to do in that game, I think we will be fine.” Read More…
The Michigan State cross country team travels to Minneapolis this Saturday, Sept. 27 for the 29th annual Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota.
As a whole, MSU cross country is in a unique position, with the women out to defend themselves and the men looking to prove that rankings do not mean everything. Read More…
Over the years, many Spartans have demonstrated their skills on the court. In the lead-up to the women’s basketball season, Impact Sports takes a look at the top 10 women’s basketball players in Spartan history. This week we look at No. 3.
The No. 16 Michigan State Spartans field hockey team traveled down to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to take on Ohio State in their first taste of Big 10 competition this season. The Spartans topped the Ohio State University Buckeyes in overtime with a goal from senior forward Abby Barker to go 1-0 in conference play.
Ohio State struck first with a goal by freshman Maddy Humphrey off of a penalty corner. About nine minutes later, the Buckeyes made it 2-0 when senior Kaitlyn Wagner hit home a rebound past the Spartan goalkeeper, Sierra Patton. Read More…
Over the years, many Spartans have demonstrated their skills on the court. In the lead-up to the women’s basketball season, Impact Sports takes a look at the top 10 women’s basketball players in Spartan history. This week we look at No. 4.
After splitting two games in Washington D.C. last weekend, No. 19 Michigan State women’s field hockey came back with a pair of wins in Kent, Ohio, defeating Kent State 4-3 in overtime and Richmond 6-1. In both games, the Spartans had to play catch up.
The Spartans got in a 2-0 hole in their first game against Kent State after the Golden Flashes notched a pair of goals in a span of 4:27. Michigan State was not discouraged, however, as sophomore Megan Fenton tallied her third goal of the season with an assist by Abby Barker to cut the deficit to 2-1. Kent State regained a two-goal lead to make it 3-1 around the 56th minute, which prompted head coach Helen Knull to take a timeout.
The Michigan State women’s tennis team enjoyed a successful weekend at the 25th annual Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational with 13 total victories on the first day and 12 on day two.
MSU hosted the University of Detroit-Mercy, Indiana-University Purdue-University Fort Wayne and Toledo at this year’s invitational.
After losing to the University of Wisconsin on Friday, Michigan State dropped their second Big Ten game against the University of Minnesota in overtime, 1-0.
The Spartans were out shot by the Golden Gophers 17-7, but the game was much closer than the numbers on the stat sheet, despite tired legs and a few injured Spartans.
Spartan volleyball traveled more than 2,000 miles west attempting to defeat two major Division-I volleyball programs in the state of Oregon – University of Oregon and Oregon State University.
They left the weekend .500. Read More…
In a back-and-forth game in which both teams had multiple opportunities to put goals on the scoreboard, the No. 9 Wisconsin Badgers slipped past the Michigan State Spartans 2-1 in overtime.
From the start of the game, Wisconsin controlled much of the possession in the first half and had early chances in the Spartans’ final third, but could not convert within the first 10 minutes.
Michigan State had a fair share of scoring chances in the first half, with an opportunity in the seventh minute.
Cross country is not a sport where each play can be planned out. The coach gets one shot to discuss the race plan, and from there it is all up to the athletes who rely on each other more than anything.
After a fast and intense race last week in Oregon, the Michigan State cross country team went in with a much different plan for the Spartan Invite on Friday, Sept. 12.
The Spartans will face No. 18 Oregon and unranked Oregon State this weekend as part of the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge.
After dropping a pair of matches against No. 20 North Carolina and No. 19 Duke, the Spartans are eager to show they can put up a fight against ranked opponents and have been working on improvements this week in practice.
After defeating the Western Michigan Broncos 3-2 in double overtime, Michigan State tied its third-longest undefeated streak to start a season in program history.
The Michigan State cross country team started their season like they never had before, in Eugene, Ore.
Battling not only a nationally ranked team but also 90-degree temperatures, the Spartans found themselves up for the challenge.
The women took home first place in the five-team portion of the 6K event with top three individual finishers, while the men placed second behind Oregon in the 8K race.