MSU Soccer Drops Road Game to WVU
The Spartans are shut out for only the second time this season.
MORGANTOWN, W.V. - No. 6 Michigan State men’s soccer concluded a tough three-game road trip with a 1-0 loss to West Virginia In Morgantown, West Virginia on Wednesday night.
MSU Box Score vs. WVU
The Spartans fell to 9-2-2 overall this season and 1-1-1 during the tough three-game road trip. West Virginia improved to 7-3-3 this year.
“This team just didn’t have any teeth today; we didn’t have any danger. The conditions were there for us to win the game, and we didn’t have any danger from our forwards. Our midfielders didn’t make good decisions, and our back played tentative,” MSU head coach Damon Rensing said.
For the second-straight game, the Spartans played from behind as West Virginia struck first in the 51st minute. Albert Andres-Llop gave the Mountaineers the 1-0 lead with his fifth goal of the season.
In the second half, the Spartan offense quickened the pace after not registering a first-half shot. In the 66th minute, junior forward DeJuan Jones had a shot that was blocked by the tough Mountaineer defense, leading to one of seven MSU corner kicks. Senior defender Jimmy Fiscus added a header that the WVU backline prevented from tying the score.
After three-straight road games, Michigan State returns home to the friendly confines of DeMartin Stadium for two-straight games. MSU will host Penn State in Big Ten action on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. The game is the first half of a doubleheader with the Michigan State women who take on in-state rival Michigan at 6 p.m.
“It will feel good to get home. We will watch some video and try to rest up. Penn State has an extra day of rest on us. It is good to re-focus on the Big Ten. We have a lot to play for in the Big Ten, and we have a huge game on Saturday,” Rensing added.
Head coach Damon Rensing is still just one win away from 100 career wins. Overall, he is 99-60-24 at MSU.