Sept. 16, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's soccer team tied the Yale Bulldogs, 1-1, in the first game of the Yale University Tournament, in New Haven, Conn. With the tie, the Spartans move to 2-1-2 on the season, while the Bulldogs who are 0-0-3, have tied all three of their matches, 1-1.
Early in the second half Yale jumped on the scoreboard first putting the Spartans in a 1-0 hole. However MSU countered less than eight minutes later, when senior co-captain Ryan McMahen (Munster, Ind.) completed a pass to freshman Doug DeMartin (Mason), who netted his second goal of the season, tying the game at 1-1.
Despite outshooting Yale 24-13 in the game, and 16-3 in the second half, the Green and White could not break the tie, and after two overtime periods, the game ended 1-1. Spartan goalkeeper, Jason Tillman (Jr., Brighton), made four saves in the contest.
Next up for the Spartans, is their final game of the Yale University Tournament against the Dartmouth Big Green on Sunday (Sept. 18) at 11:00 a.m. MSU will then kick off its Big Ten schedule against the defending national champion Indiana Hoosiers on Sept. 25 in Bloomington, Ind. at 2:00 p.m.