Sept. 10, 1997
Detroit Tops Michigan State, 2-1
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The University of Detroit men's soccer team scored two goals in the first half and withstood a furious Michigan State comeback attempt in posting a 2-1 win over the Spartans this afternoon in a game at Old College Field on the MSU campus. The loss was the Spartans first of the year and stymied MSU head coach Joe Baum's attempt to record his 200th career victory.
Despite being outshot by an 8-3 margin in the first half, the Titans went into the half with a 2-0 advantage with junior Jorge Ferreira and freshman Marcel Flemming recording markers at 9:23 and 30:43, respectively.
MSU junior Jeff Fliss drew the Spartans back to within one early in the second half with his second goal of the year, but MSU could not solve reserve sophomore goalkeeper Brandon Taylor, who played the final 42 minutes and made five saves. Freshman Jim Grow started for Detroit and was credited with the win, making four saves in 48 minutes.
Michigan State outshot Detroit in the game by 19-4 margin, 11-1 in the final half of play, and registered a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks.
MSU now 2-1-2 on the year, plays Cincinnati on Sunday.