Spartans Set to Clash with Wisconsin Saturday


After a tough loss at home last weekend, the Michigan State men’s soccer team will travel to Wisconsin on Saturday night looking for redemption.

MSU’s home record (2-3-1) might not be anything inspiring, but they’ve certainly been a lot better on the road, where they’ve won their last two against Rutgers and Bowling Green.

Wisconsin has endured a tough season, winning just two of their opening 13 games. That’s including a stretch where they have not won any of their previous five games, managing only a point in a 3-3 tie at Michigan.

Badgers midfielder Christopher Mueller has netted three goals on the season, while sophomore Adrian Remeniuk has appeared in seven games and has a .658 save percentage in goals.

The last meeting between these two schools came in early October last year in East Lansing, where MSU scored two goals in the second half to turn a 1-0 half time deficit into a 2-1 victory.

That form remains true this season too, where MSU has outscored their opponents 6-2 in the second half while they’ve also taken 72 shots to 36 in the second 45.

Earlier in the week, MSU head coach Damon Rensing said that his players, “want to do it [play well], sometimes just understanding how to do it is a little bit difficult”.

Meanwhile, MSU senior goalkeeper Zach Bennett emphasised the importance of “rest and try to get your mind away from it [soccer]” after the Spartans enjoyed their first long break in two weeks.

MSU is set to kick off with Wisconsin at 8 p.m. EST.