Ranya Senhaji leads MSU women’s soccer to a 4-1 win over Dartmouth


The MSU women’s soccer team huddles together/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Jay DeCoster, Women's Soccer Beat Reporter

EAST LANSING- In the opening game of a doubleheader at DeMartin Stadium, the Michigan State women’s soccer team defeated the Dartmouth Big Green 4-1 on Thursday night.

The Spartans are now 4-0-1 overall on the year, making it the best start for the program since 2018.

Dartmouth suffered its first loss of the year, making them 2-1 overall on the season. 

MSU put up a dominant number of 23 in shots attempted and 13-2 in shots on goal. Four different Spartans made contributions to the stat sheet, including a stunning volley that landed in the back of the net by junior forward Ranya Senhaji in the 71st minute. 

“We were playing such a good game, and keeping most of the possession,” Senhaji said. “As a team, we played really well to get the win.” 

In addition, senior forward Camryn Evans, sophomore forward Jordyn Wickes and graduate defender Ruby Diodati each added to the stat sheet with goals of their own. Senior defender Bria Schrotenboer and freshman midfielder Emerson Sargent recorded assists on Thursday night.

“We did a good job controlling tempo, especially in the first half. I felt like we had a lot of good moments, and I think we were really strong in our creativity,” head coach Jeff Hosler said. “It was good to have Ranya (Senhaji) break out. She looked like she was playing more in form this match than any other.” 

Michigan State will head down south and face the 11th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks for a 1 p.m fixture on Sunday, Sept. 4 at Razorback field.