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.
Big Ten-ACC Challenge play continued for the No. 14 Spartans Saturday evening against No. 19 Duke.
The Spartans displayed more cohesive offensive play than in Friday’s three-set loss to No. 20 North Carolina, but fell to the Blue Devils 3-2 in five sets: 25-13, 22-25, 25-23, 23-25, 10-15.
There was no shortage of energy at Jenison Field House Friday night.
It was evident in the stands, obvious on the court.
However, it did not work in the Spartans’ favor.
From kickoff until the final whistle, Michigan State was in the driver’s seat as they controlled the flow and tempo of the game against Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
The Spartan offense got going early when junior defender, Alex Gjonaj, delivered a ball from a free kick, 35 yards out, into the Mastodon 18-yard box, which found the foot of junior midfielder, Sarah Kovan, who volleyed the ball into the goal.
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. 5.
The Spartans competed at the ninth annual , Friday, Sept. 5 against a small batch of teams including: University of Oregon, University of Portland, Portland State and American University.
In the women’s 5K race, the Spartans came out on top, sweeping the top five with Rachele Schulist in first at 19:38 at a 5:16 mile pace, Leah O’Connor in second at 19:53 and 5:20 pace and Lindsay Clark in third at 20:11 and a 5:25 pace.
Football may be the sport on everyone’s mind this week, but the MSU cross country team has plenty of reasons to garner some hype.
For her first Last Leg podcast of the season, host Alexa McCarthy talks about team goals, beginning of season jitters and runners to look out for.
McCarthy also talks about this week’s meet in Eugene, Ore. and its significance in the Spartan’s schedule.
In this episode, Corner Kick host, Brooks Laimbeer, sits down with Spartan Soccer Club’s events coordinator Travis Trainor, president Ben Erdman and communications director, Mitch King.
This new club on campus wants to get students together to enjoy the game that is taking the world by storm.
Kristin Haynie takes the No. 6 place in the countdown for the best women’s basketball Spartans of all-time. She makes our list for being one of the most successful players in the history of MSU women’s basketball.
The 5-foot-8 guard from Mason, Mich., started her career at MSU in 2001. During her senior year, Haynie and the Spartans had a great season. The team had 33 wins and only four losses during the regular season. The Spartans also made MSU history by making their first appearance in a national championship.
Senior Allie Ahern was the hero Sunday afternoon at Ralph Young Field in East Lansing.
In a back and forth, offense dominated game, Ahern netted the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Spartans a 5-4 victory over the University of Maine Black Bears, for the No. 16 Spartans’ first win of the regular season.
In the final game of the UAB/Samford Invitational, the No. 16 Spartans were trying to knock off co-host Samford to stay undefeated on the trip. The Spartans head back to East Lansing with a lot of momentum after a four-set victory.
The first set was close until MSU scored five straight points to make it 14-7. MSU’s Jazmine White had two service aces in a row to help the Spartans pull away to win the set, 25-12. Samford had nine attack errors in the first set. Kori Moster and Holly Toliver both had three digs in the first set.
Playing in their first game at DeMartin Soccer Complex this season, the Michigan State women’s soccer team defeated Eastern Michigan 3-0, with goals coming from Megan Marsack, Allyson Krause and Rachel VanPoppelen.
One of the main themes this off-season for the Spartans was attention to defense as well as defensive restarts.
Following last year’s NCAA Tournament run that ended in the regional semifinals, the MSU volleyball team opened its season on Friday with unfinished business.
The Spartans’ first two matches of the season were played in Birmingham, Ala. against Southeastern Louisiana and the host, Alabama-Birmingham. The day could not have gone much better for the Spartans, as they swept each of their opponents 3-0.
Sierra Patton made seven saves, but it was not enough as No. 16 Michigan State fell to No. 4 Duke 2-1 in overtime in the season opener Friday afternoon at Ralph Young Field.
Heading into overtime, Michigan State had momentum thanks to Abby Barker’s goal with 7.6 seconds remaining in regulation, but the seesaw affair continued.
The women’s college soccer season has already started and a few Big Ten team are off to great starts and some have underachieved.
Brooks Laimbeer, host of Corner Kick, and Top Drawer Soccer reporter, Travis Clark, discuss all 14 teams in the Big Ten, incoming freshman to watch, professional prospects and who will make the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA Tournament.
The No. 20 Michigan State women’s field hockey team got off to an undefeated start this past weekend, winning both exhibition games against Central Michigan and Kent State.
Seven different Spartans accounted for the 10 total goals scored on Saturday.
In the opening game, the Spartans faced Central Michigan, a game Michigan State dominated from the first center pass. Goals from Allie Ahern, Abby Barker, Becky Stiles and Kristin Matula, all in the first 10 minutes of play, fueled the Spartans to a 4-1 lead at the half.