Oct. 26, 1997
Men's Soccer Upends Penn State
EAST LANSING, Mich.-Fending off driving snow and 35-degree weather, the Michigan State men's soccer team defeated visiting Penn state in a 3-2 thriller on Saturday at Old College Field. In the Spartans' final home BIG TEN match of the season, it was also senior day.
State drew first blood with a score by senior Jason Wolff, less than two minutes into the game. He was assisted by junior Jeff Fliss. Penn State tied the game at 13:34 with a straight-on kick. The halftime score was 1-1.
In the second half, Penn State scored at 35:46 to tale the lead and looked to contain Michigan State until the final horn. The Spartans had ideas of their own. With 2:24 left in the game, junior Chris Slosar found his way to the goal to tie the game at 2-all. Sophomore Steve Williford picked up the assist. Barely a minute later, with 1:17 left, Slosar again found an opening, scoring from the left side of the goal off a cross shot by senior Jermey Guenther. Michigan State was then able to fend off the Lions until the final horn.
The Spartans tallied seven shots on the goal to Penn State's 16. MSU had four corner kicks to Penn State's 11. While goalie T.J Kiekfelt had 11 saves.
Michigan State is now 5-7-3 overall, 2-1-1 in the BIG TEN. The Spartans hosts their last game of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 29 as Western Michigan comes to town for a 3 p.m. start time.