Neither snow nor the Flames of UIC could slow down No. 22-ranked Michigan State men’s soccer, as the Spartans used a pair of first-half goals from a pair of senior forwards for a 2-0 victory for MSU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night at a snowy DeMartin Stadium.
No. 22-ranked Michigan State returns to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four seasons, hosting UIC on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at DeMartin Stadium. This is the third-straight season that MSU has hosted an NCAA game.
Michigan State men’s soccer earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in the last 10 years and will host Illinois-Chicago on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in first-round action at DeMartin Stadium.
With a goal in the 98th minute, fourth-seeded Michigan State men’s soccer saw its Big Ten Tournament run come to an end as fifth-seeded Maryland stopped the Spartans, 1-0, at DeMartin Stadium Sunday. Eric Matzelevich scored his second goal of the season off the rebound after a terrific save by MSU senior goalkeeper Jimmy Hague. With the loss, the Spartans fall to 10-4-4 this season, while the Terps improve to 8-6-3.
No. 17-ranked Michigan State opens Big Ten Tournament play as the No. 4 seed. The Spartans will host No. 5-seed Maryland in the quarterfinals on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. in East Lansing.
Seven different Michigan State men’s soccer players were honored when the Big Ten postseason awards were announced by the league Friday. Junior midfielder Giuseppe Barone became the first Spartan to earn Big Ten Midfielder of the Year honors, since Jay Chapman in 2014. Barone was also named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2016.
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For the third-straight game the No. 12 Michigan State men’s soccer team went to overtime, falling in the 98th minute to No. 2 Indiana, 1-0, on Sunday at a windy Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana.
No. 12 Michigan State will conclude Big Ten play against B1G regular-season champion Indiana on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. The game will be televised on the ESPNU with Jonathan Yardley and Devon Kerr on the call.
No. 12 Michigan State men’s soccer played Michigan to a 1-1 draw Tuesday night at a packed DeMartin Stadium in the Battle for the Big Bear Trophy, and the Spartans retain the trophy for the fourth time in the last six years with the tie.
No. 13 Michigan State will conclude its regular-season home schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 23 against No. 18 Michigan in the annual Battle for the Big Bear Trophy at 8 p.m. at DeMartin Sdtadium. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with Mike Monaco and Jamie Watson on the call.
No. 13 Michigan State men’s soccer battled to a defensive scoreless draw with Northwestern Friday night on the Spartans’ Senior Night at DeMartin Stadium.
No. 13 Michigan State returns to action on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. against Northwestern. The Spartans have had a week off after defeating Ohio State on the road, 2-1, on Oct. 12. Prior to the game, Michigan State will honor its 10 seniors, who reached the Elite Eight last season.
With 19 seconds left in regulation, junior defender Michael Wetungu’s header guides No. 8 Michigan State men’s soccer past Ohio State, 2-1, on Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
No. 8 Michigan State men’s soccer completes a busy week taking on its second team from the Buckeye State, traveling to Ohio State on Friday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. The game is the first half of a doubleheader with the OSU women’s team. It is also Senior Day for the Buckeyes.
Despite junior defender Michael Wetungu’s first career goal, No. 8 Michigan State men’s soccer was topped by Akron, 2-1, Tuesday night in a nonconference match at DeMartin Stadium.
Michigan State Athletics and PNC Bank are partnering to recognize the PNC Achievers Student-Athletes of the Month. Throughout the 2018-19 season, deserving Spartan student-athletes will be recognized for displaying well-rounded achievement through leadership in the classroom, in the community, and in competition. The honorees for October are DeJuan Jones (men’s soccer), Erin Neely (women’s swimming & diving) and Molly Hoerner-O’Malley (gymnastics).
Michigan State sophomore Patrick Nielsen was honored on Tuesday as the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
No. 13 Michigan State returns to the friendly confines of DeMartin Stadium for a non-conference battle with Akron on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. The Spartans hold a 9-1-2 record overall this season. Akron is coming off a tie against Bowling Green last week and are 4-4-2 overall.
A combination of goals from sophomore defender Patrick Nielsen and freshman forward Farai Mutatu mixed with a resolute defense boosted No. 13 Michigan State to a hard-fought 2-0 road win at Maryland Friday night at UMD’s Ludwig Field.