Spartans Tie No. 1 Indiana, 0-0
Sept. 25, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Michigan State men's soccer team tied the No. 1 ranked Indiana Hoosiers, 0-0, in its Big Ten opener on Sunday. With the tie, MSU moves to 2-1-4 on the season and 0-0-1 in Big Ten play, while the Hoosiers are 4-0-3 and 0-0-1 in the conference.
Michigan State goalkeeper Jason Tillman (Jr., Brighton) made eight saves to keep the Spartans in the game. He faced several IU shots in overtime periods, including a last second threat that hit the crossbar. Tillman, who has been a standout in the MSU goal, has allowed just seven goals in seven games this season.
"This was a great college soccer game today," said head coach Joe Baum. "It was a tough, hard fought game. I am very proud of the Spartans for the way we played. We showed a lot of heart and intensity. (Indiana) had chances to get us down, but we continued to fight back."
State is 1-1-2 in its last four matches against Indiana. It is the second straight time MSU has traveled to Indiana and tied the Hoosiers on their home field.
After five consecutive road games, the Spartans return to Old College Field on Thursday, Sept. 29 to face the Bowling Green Falcons at 4 p.m. They then return to Big Ten play, and head off to Evanston, Ill. to face the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.
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