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Oct. 1, 1997

MSU Men's Soccer Drops a Heartbreaker to Illinois-Chicago

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The University of Illinois-Chicago men's soccer team remained unbeaten this afternoon as sophomore Ryan Lindgren's goal with just 22 seconds remaining gave UIC a 2-1 win over Michigan State in a game played at Flames Field on the UIC campus.

Illinois-Chicago took a 1-0 advantage into halftime as freshman Erik Lukin scored at 31:22. MSU junior forward Chris Slosar knotted the contest up at 73:08 with his fourth goal of the season. The game appeared to be headed into overtime until Lindgren's heroics which was set up by a pass from Lukin.

MSU had a slight 15-14 advantage in shots and registered five corner kicks compared to UIC's three. Spartan redshirt freshman T.J. Lieckfelt made five saves while senior Gary Fleming finished the match with nine stops.

The loss dropped MSU's record to 2-6-2 while Illinois-Chicago now stands 9-0-1. The next action for Michigan State will be next Tuesday (Oct. 7) when the Spartans host Loyola of Chicago starting at 3:00 p.m. at Old College Field.

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