Men's Soccer Falls In Round One Of Big Ten Tournament
Nov. 13, 2003
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Michigan State men's soccer team lost in the first round the Big Ten Tournament to Penn State on Thursday at Indiana University. With the 2-1 loss, the Spartans fall to 11-5-2 on the season. Penn State improves to 8-10-0 and will face the winner of tonight's Michigan-Northwestern game on Friday.
PSU forward, Kenji Treschuk, scored the first goal of the game on a free kick from 18 yards out, just 11:38 into the game.
The Spartans knotted the game at 1-1 in the 18th minute. Sophomore midfielder Ryan McMahen (Munster, Ind.) took a corner kick and hit senior forward Thomas Trivelloni (Mt. Clemens) who headed the ball into the net, past the Nittany Lions' goalkeeper.
Despite MSU's efforts, the Nittany Lions took a 2-1 lead, in the 68th minute on a goal by Chad Severs.
Michigan State senior goalkeeper Mike Robinson (Troy) made four saves for the Spartans. MSU's defense added one team save.
The Spartans will learn on Monday, Nov. 17, whether they will receive a bid to the 2003 NCAA tournament.
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