Ryan McMahen's Two Goals Help MSU Draw With Dartmouth, 2-2
Sept. 18, 2005
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Michigan State men's soccer team tied the Dartmouth Big Green, 2-2, on Sunday, in its final game of the Yale University Invitational. With the tie, MSU moves to 2-1-3, and Dartmouth to 1-1-3. The last time MSU tied three games in one season was 1995.
Spartan midfielder Ryan McMahen (Munster, Ind.) got the Spartans off to an early 1-0 lead scoring on a direct kick at the 18:25 mark.
The Spartan and Big Green defenses prevailed keeping each other off the scoreboard until late in the second half. At 85:59, Dartmouth tied the game, 1-1, on a second chance opportunity off of a Jason Tillman (GK, Jr., Brighton) save.
Less than three minutes later, Dartmouth's pressure on the Spartans paid off, when it scored once again taking a 2-1 lead.
Trailing with less than two minutes remaining in the game, MSU needed a quick strike. McMahen propelled the Spartans, once again, when he was awarded a direct kick at 89:27, and capitalized, tying the game 2-2.
Neither team was able to get the go-ahead goal in two overtime periods. Tillman, the MSU goalkeeper, made six saves.
Next week MSU will kick off its Big Ten schedule, against the defending national champion Indiana Hoosiers, on Sept. 25 in Bloomington, Ind. at 2:00 p.m.
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