Webster Nets Two In MSU's 2-0 Win Over Butler
Sept. 10, 2006
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The No. 20 Michigan State men's soccer team improved to 5-1-0, with a 2-0 win over Butler on Sept. 10 at the Wolverine Invitational. Junior forward Kenzo Webster scored both goals in the Spartan win. Webster, who also scored the game-winner in the Spartans' 1-0 win over No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth on Sept. 8, concluded the weekend with a total of three goals, earning Offensive MVP honors at the invitational. Senior goalie Jason Tillman was named the Defensive MVP, posting a total of eight saves in two shutouts over the weekend.
Webster wasted no time recording his first strike against Butler (2-3-1). Accepting a ball flicked ahead by Rauwshan McKenzie, Webster fired a strike from the right side past Bulldog goal keeper Frank Peabody just 2:11 into the game. McKenzie was credited with an assist.
Webster's second score game in late in the second half. David Hertel got the attack started, notching his first career assist as a Spartan, pushing the ball down the field on a flip throw in the 75th minute. Webster took the pass and once again beat the Butler defense for his second score of the day.
Webster, who scored two goals in 2005, has scored five of MSU's seven goals this season, four of those game-winners.
As a team, Butler took 12 shots, but only one was on target, as Tillman recorded one save. The Michigan State defense has allowed just two goals in six games this season.
Senior midfielder Matt Kreikemeier was also selected to the All-Invitational Team for Michigan State.
The Spartans will face their first Big Ten opponent in their next outing, traveling to Penn State on Sunday, Sept. 17 for a 2 p.m. kickoff. The Nittany Lions were picked to finish second in the Big Ten in 2006 and have been ranked as high as 13th in the National Soccer Coaches Association poll this season.
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