Jonathan Yales

Men’s Soccer Travels to South Bend for Elite Eight

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State football may be playing in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday and MSU volleyball may have just begun their NCAA tournament run, but MSU men’s soccer is well on its way to history with a chance to become one of the best men’s teams in the program’s 57-year history.

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Corner Kick Roundtable #2

In this Corner Kick Roundtable, host of The Pact, Anthony Serafino, has been invited back to lead the discussion as Corner Kick host Jonathan Yales, Corner Kick reporter Brooks Laimbeer and Zach Smith of The State News discussed the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw, concerns over the USA’s placement in Group G and the panel’s first favorites in the upcoming summer tournament.

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Corner Kick Roundtable #1

In the inaugural Corner Kick Roundtable, host of The PactAnthony Serafino, is invited to lead the discussion as Corner Kick host Jonathan Yales, Corner Kick reporter Brooks Laimbeer and Zach Smith of The State News discuss Michigan State men’s soccer and the anticipated expansion of Major League Soccer.

The Pact – #8 – 12/02/13

Men’s soccer is Elite Eight bound, as head coach Damon Rensing joins the show and talks about what his team’s accomplishments this season. The Spartans will travel to Notre Dame Saturday to face the Fighting Irish for the second time this year.

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Spartans Look to Tame Hoyas

EAST LANSING, Mich. – On Sunday, the Spartans will take the pitch against a Georgetown University team who is looking to get back to the Men’s College Cup final, after losing to Indiana University in 2012.

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Spartans Advance to Sweet Sixteen

EAST LANSING, Mich. – All season long, head coach Damon Rensing has emphasized unity and the toughness of his 27 players, and the Spartans showed that on Sunday against the University of Louisville.

On a cold day with high winds, and a field that players could hardly get a good footing on, the Spartans found themselves locked in a tight game with the Cardinals.

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Confident with Experience

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State Spartans and Louisville Cardinals will meet on the pitch at DeMartin Stadium, Sunday, for the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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NCAA gives Spartans an Eleven Seed

EAST LANSING, Mich. – As the clock struck noon on Monday, 27 men’s soccer players and their head coach eagerly waited to see where their 12-5-3 record would place them in the NCAA tournament.

It took nine minutes for the Spartans to get that answer, but that eagerness quickly turned into cheers as they saw that they earned an 11 seed.

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Weather Plays Crucial Role in Crowning Big Ten Tournament Champion

Michigan State (12-4-3, 4-2-1 Big Ten) and Indiana (7-11-2, 2-4-0) played as two equivalent teams Sunday, as expected in the Big Ten Tournament finale.

What was not expected was that something as trivial as the wind ended up becoming a substantial part of the game and dictated the final score.

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No. 18 Michigan State Clashes with No. 1 Notre Dame, Irish Earn 2-0 Victory

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State men’s soccer team played dead-even with the No. 1 team in the nation Tuesday for all but one minute.

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Heartbreaking Double-Overtime Loss to Big Ten’s Best

EAST LANSING, Mich. – No. 14 Michigan State lost their first Big Ten contest of the season and witnessed their regular season Big Ten Championship hopes become increasingly more difficult, with a 2-1 double-overtime loss to No. 17 Penn State Sunday afternoon.

The Spartans (8-2-2 overall, 1-1-1 Big Ten) dropped only their second game of the season and their eight-game unbeaten streak was snapped by the visiting Nittany Lions (9-3-1, 4-0-0).

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Women’s Soccer Parallels Men in Win

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Women’s soccer scored their fastest goal of the season Friday, after the men’s team broke the same record on Wednesday afternoon.

The Spartans went on to score four goals against the Purdue Boilermakers and record their second highest goal total in a game all season. Read More…

Spartans Score Fast in Oakland Victory

EAST LANSING, Mich. – It took only 13 seconds for the Spartan offense to score one of the fastest goals in men’s soccer history on Wednesday afternoon, leading Michigan State to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Oakland University Golden Grizzlies.

Thirteen seconds into the game, sophomore midfielder Jay Chapman tapped in a Tim Kreutz cross from a few yards out to give the Spartans a very early lead. Read More…

Second Loss Comes to Tough Opponent

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Spartans lost for only the second time this season – to the No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers September 30, 2-0.

“I thought it was a good college soccer game against a nationally-ranked team,” said head coach Tom Saxton. “We knew Wisconsin would be a very good side and I thought we played end-to-end with them. It comes down to plays in the box as it always does in our sport, and they made them and we didn’t.” Read More…

Offense Carries Women’s Soccer to 3-0 Victory over Minnesota

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Offense continued to dominate, as the Michigan State women’s soccer team defeated the visiting Minnesota Gophers 3-0, on September 27 at DeMartin Stadium.

Michigan State’s offense was led by sophomore forward Allyson Krause, redshirt-sophomore defender Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz and junior midfielder Megan Marsack, who each tallied a goal. Read More…

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