Men's Soccer Claims Double Overtime Victory Vs. Ohio State
Oct. 5, 2003
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's soccer team notched its first Big Ten victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes in double overtime on Sunday (Oct. 5) at Old College Field. The Spartans, who are 1-0-2 in the Big Ten, improved to 6-2-2 overall. Ohio State (2-7-2, 1-1-0) dropped its first game in conference play. For the Spartans, it was their third straight double overtime contest and their second consecutive extra period victory.
"This team has great character," said head coach Joe Baum. "They won today because they kept working and believing. When we got down 1-0, a different team might have been discouraged. But we looked at the clock and realized that we still had 20 minutes to play and we found a way to get the tying goal. Once the game went into overtime, we were very positive because we have confidence from playing in several overtime contests this year."
After a scoreless first half, the Buckeyes scored in the 66th minute to take the lead, 1-0. But the Spartans countered when senior forward Thomas Trivelloni (Mt. Clemens) put the ball behind the Ohio State goalkeeper. The assists on the play went to Kellen Kalso (Jr., Oxford) and Craig Hearn (Sr., Farmington Hills).
The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, sending it to overtime. The first overtime passed by with no scoring and neither team posted a shot on goal. In the second overtime, it didn't take Michigan State long to seal the game. Trivelloni slipped the ball past Buckeye defenders to sophomore forward Ryan McMahen (Munster, Ind.) who beat the Ohio State goalkeeper low on his right-hand side, for the game winning goal. The second assist went to junior John Minagawa-Webster (Monroe).
MSU's senior goalkeeper Mike Robinson (Troy) stopped five Ohio State shots.
Michigan State plays the second game of its five game homestand on Wednesday (Oct. 8) when it faces Oakland University. The game will be played at Old College Field at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
Game Summary Scoring by Period 1 2 OT1 OT2 Total OSU 0 1 0 0 1 MSU 0 1 0 1 2
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