Men's Soccer Advances At Big Ten Tournament
Nov. 10, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State freshman forward Doug DeMartin (Mason, Mich.) scored in the 53rd minute to give the Spartans a 1-0 victory over Michigan in the quarterfinals of the 2005 Big Ten Men's Soccer Championship hosted by Northwestern. With the win, MSU improves to 8-5-5, while Michigan concludes its season with an 8-10-1 mark. The Spartans advance to play top-seeded Penn State in Friday's semifinal at 12:45 p.m. EST.
Early in the second half, DeMartin took a perfect pass from junior midfielder Matt Kreikemeier (Chesterfield, Mo.) on the right side of the box in stride, took a touch toward goal and was able to beat Michigan goalkeeper Peter Dzubay. The goal was DeMartin's seventh of the season, tying him for the team lead, and it marked the fourth straight game in which he has scored. The Spartans had a few opportunities for a second goal later in the half, but Dzubay came up with several big plays, forcing MSU goalkeeper Jason Tillman (Brighton, Mich.) to preserve the shutout, his seventh of the season, in order to advance.
"It's always good to get by the first game of the tournament," said MSU head coach Joe Baum. "It was a great team effort today. We would have liked to have scored another goal, but the Michigan keeper made some good saves. Still, in the second half we played about as well as we have all season."
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