MSU Soccer

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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The Big Bear is Back

EAST LANSING, Mich. – It wouldn’t be a rivalry game between Michigan and Michigan State without drama, and there was plenty of drama on the pitch Saturday.

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Feeling the Anticipation: Men’s Soccer Prepares for Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The last five games for the Michigan State men’s soccer team have been anything but easy, and their final game of the regular season will not be any different against their rivals from Ann Arbor.

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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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Lady Spartans Fall Short to Hoosiers

EAST LANSING, Mich. – On a cold and sunny day at DeMartin Stadium, the Lady Spartans fought valiantly, but fell to the Lady Hoosiers 3-2 in overtime.

It was a tough loss for the Spartans, as Indiana possessed the ball for the majority of the game in the Spartans’ half of the field.

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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…

Men’s Soccer Gallery: Valparaiso vs. Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Spartans and Crusaders met for their 15th game between one-another in Sunday’s Grizzly/Spartan Crossover Tournament. Michigan State held a 10-1-3 advantage against the Valparaiso Crusaders before a 2-1 loss, dropping the Spartans to a 2-1-0 season record.

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Valparaiso Hands MSU First Loss

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Spartans and Crusaders met for their 15th game between one-another in Sunday’s Grizzly/Spartan Crossover Tournament. Michigan State held a 10-1-3 advantage against the Valparaiso Crusaders before a 2-1 loss, dropping the Spartans to a 2-1-0 season record.

“There’s not an easy win in Division I soccer,” Michigan State head coach Damon Rensing said to msuspartans.com. Read More…

Thelen Leads Spartans to Victory with First Career Goal

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Redshirt senior Ryan Thelen scored his first career goal in the 59th minute off a Spartan corner kick to defeat the Oregon State Beavers, 1-0 Friday evening.

Thelen had appeared in 45 career games and suffered significant time missed due to injury in his 2010 and 2011 seasons before he scored Friday’s game-winning goal.

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