MSU Women’s Soccer

Lady Spartans Can Compete in Big Ten, Consistency is the Key

Coming into the 2014 season, the Michigan State women’s soccer team have some kinks that need to be fixed, but signs of improvement were seen in their exhibition game against the University of Virginia.

In 2013, the Spartans played 19 games. In four of those games, the team failed to score a goal. They also gave up the first goal 11 times and in those 11 games, Michigan State was 1-8-2.

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Women’s Soccer Schedule Breakdown: Part 3 (Games 15-20)

Purdue University Boilermakers
Oct. 11
7 p.m.
West Lafayette, Ind.
 

In the last four seasons, the Spartans have gone 4-0-0 against the Boilermakers and have outscored Purdue 10-2.

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MSU Women’s Soccer Schedule Analysis — Games 8-15

University of Wisconsin Badgers

Sept. 12

3:30 p.m.

DeMartin Stadium

To open up conference play, the Spartans will play the Badgers who have had their way with Michigan State. Wisconsin is 25-4-2 overall and 6-1-0 in their last seven meetings against Michigan State. Read More…

Early Season Games to Challenge Young Lady Spartans (Games 1-7)

A young Spartan women’s soccer team finished the 2013 season with a record of 9-8-2, but this season a more experienced and eager team is ready for the challenge that lies ahead of them, especially in Big Ten play.

“It’s going to be a great challenge, and I think with 14 teams now, competing not only for the Big Ten title, but eight slots in the (Big Ten) tournament, I think the ratio there might be the most difficult challenge in women’s college soccer,” head coach Tom Saxton said. “I don’t think anybody else faces that kind of set of numbers. It will be incredibly difficult and yet it will also be very rewarding to make it through to the postseason.”

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Corner Kick: A Conversation with Women’s Soccer

We had the honor of hosting some of the men’s soccer players in studio, but now it is time to dig into the women’s team.

Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz, Courtney Clem and Michelle Dear stop by the studio to talk about last season, what the team is focusing on this spring and to find out who these ladies are.

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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…

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…

Women’s Soccer Steals 1-0 Victory from New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – In a game mostly controlled by New Mexico, the Spartans were able to steal a 1-0 victory over the Lobos underneath the New Mexico sun.

Offensively, the Lobos controlled most of the game outshooting the Spartans, 18-6, earning eight corner kicks and hitting the crossbar twice.

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Women’s Soccer Ties Oakland Grizzlies, 1-1

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State women’s soccer played their second game in their past three to double overtime Thursday evening against the Oakland Grizzlies.

The Spartans and Grizzlies played 110 minutes on Thursday afternoon at DeMartin Stadium, but could not settle on a winner as the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

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Krause and Van Poppelen Lead Women’s Soccer to Victory

EAST Lansing, Mich. – Sometimes it takes two to tango.

And the Michigan State women’s soccer team certainly did that, as they improved to 2-0-0 after earning a 5-2 victory over Milwaukee, September 1st, in East Lansing. Read More…

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