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Second Half Spurt Lifts Men's Soccer To 2-0 Victory Over Bowling Green
 
 
 
Steve Doster netted one of MSU's two goals in a 2-0 victory over Bowling Green on Friday afternoon.
 
Steve Doster netted one of MSU's two goals in a 2-0 victory over Bowling Green on Friday afternoon.
 
 

Oct. 31, 2003

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's soccer team scored twice in a six minute span late in the second half to defeat Bowling Green, 2-0, on Friday afternoon at Old College Field. With the win, MSU improves to 11-3-2 on the season, while BGSU falls to 6-8-4.

In the first half, each team registered eight shots and had equally good scoring opportunities. State's best chance came courtesy of John Minagawa-Webster (Jr., Monroe) in the 16th minute as he dribbled inside the box and missed with a shot that sailed just wide.

"I thought we were sluggish and a little sloppy in the first half," said MSU head coach Joe Baum. "We came out much more determined and focused in the second half and played much harder."

Despite a great offensive individual effort by Thomas Trivelloni (Sr., Mt. Clemens) early in the second half, the Spartans were still unable to find the back of the net. Mike Zaegel (Fr., St. Louis, Mo.) finally broke the deadlock in the 74th minute as he dribbled through the middle of the box and beat the Bowling Green goalkeeper.

Steve Doster (So., Frankfort, Ill.) doubled the Spartan lead in the 79th minute when he headed a ball in off a corner kick by Ryan McMahen (So., Munster, Ind.) to secure a 2-0 victory.

Spartan goalkeeper Mike Robinson (Sr., Troy) stopped eight shots in recording his third straight shutout.

Michigan State wraps up the regular season at home on Nov. 2 against Notre Dame (1 p.m.).

Game Summary
Team			1st	2nd	Total
Bowling Green		0	0	0
Michigan State		0	2	2

Scoring Summary 1. 73:05 - MSU - Mike Zaegel 2. 78:09 - MSU - Steve Doster (McMahen)

Shot Attempts Michigan State 16 Bowling Green 13

Saves Robinson (MSU) 8 DeGraff (BGSU) 6


 

 

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