Second-Half Rally Gives Men's Soccer 3-2 Overtime Victory Over Loyola
Oct. 1, 2003
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Facing a 2-0 second-half deficit to Loyola (Chicago), the Michigan State men's soccer team rallied to score two goals and added the game winner in the second overtime period in a 3-2 victory in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, MSU improves to 5-2-2, while Loyola drops to 5-3-2.
Loyola led 1-0 at halftime, and increased its lead to 2-0 in the 64th minute. Michigan State, however, refused to quit and quickly answered as junior forward John Minagawa-Webster (Monroe) cut the deficit to 2-1 with a goal at 65:58, less than three minutes after the Ramblers' second tally. Senior forward Thomas Trivelloni (Mt. Clemens) assisted on the goal.
The Spartans would continue to trail by a single goal for the next 16 minutes. At 82:39, Minagawa-Webster scored his second goal of the game, this time on a header off a free kick from sophomore forward Ryan McMahen (Munster, Ind.). For Minagawa-Webster, the goal was his team-best seventh of the season, which ranks second in the Big Ten.
With the game knotted at two, the squads went into overtime, consisting of two 10-minute sudden death periods. After a scoreless first stanza, MSU ended the game less than two minutes into the second overtime period when Trivelloni found the back of the net from 15 yards out in the 102nd minute.
For the game, MSU outshot Loyola, 15-13, but the Spartans put only four shots on goal compared to 10 for the Ramblers. Spartan senior goalkeeper Mike Robinson (Troy) was up to the task, stopping seven shots on the afternoon.
Michigan State returns home to host Ohio State on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. It will mark MSU's first home game since Sept. 1, having played seven straight games on the road and posting a 4-1-2 record in that stretch.
Game Summary Team 1st 2nd OT1 OT2 Total Michigan State 0 2 0 1 3 Loyola 1 1 0 0 2
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