Oct. 6, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana's Kevin Alston scored one goal in each half as the 24th-ranked Michigan State men's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, 2-0, on Saturday night at IU's Armstrong Stadium. The loss drops MSU to 7-1-2 and 1-1-1 in Big Ten play, while the Hoosiers move to 7-3-1 and 2-0.
Alston scored the game-winner at the 38:49 when he dribbled around an MSU defender and fired a shot in the net from 10 yards out. Alston's second goal of the match came in the 54th minute on a shot coming immediately after a foul on Michigan State. IU's Daniel Kelly played a ball to Alston, who sent a shot just inside the far post and past Spartan goalkeeper Chris Austin.
The Hoosiers outshot MSU, 11-8, including a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal. Senior Kevin Reiman and junior Doug DeMartin each had two shots to lead the Spartans. Alston finished with three shots in the contest, each of them on goal.
Austin, this week's Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, had three saves for MSU. IU's Chay Cain made two saves en route to his sixth shutout of the season.
The Spartans return to action this Wednesday when they host No. 2 Notre Dame at Old College Field at 4 p.m.