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Undefeated Men's Soccer, Ranked 24th, Hosts Bowling Green, Travels To Indiana
Senior Chris Austin captured his first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award after a 3-0 shutout at Wisconsin
Senior Chris Austin captured his first career Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award after a 3-0 shutout at Wisconsin

Oct. 2, 2007

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2007 Michigan State Men's Soccer


Match #9

Vs. Bowling Green

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007

Time: 4 p.m. EDT

Location: East Lansing, Mich. - Old College Field (2,200)

All-Time Series: Bowling Green leads, 16-13-5

Last Meeting: MSU 1, Bowling Green 0 (9/20/06)

Live Stats: Available at


Match #10

At No. 17 Indiana

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007

Time: 7 p.m. EDT

Location: Bloomington, Ind. - Armstrong Stadium (6,100)

All-Time Series: Indiana leads, 32-9-3

Last Meeting: IU 2, MSU 1 (10/1/06)

Live Stats: Available at





The 24th-ranked Michigan State men's soccer team (6-0-2) takes its undefeated record into two matches this week, hosting Bowling Green on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. at Old College Field and then taking on 17th-ranked Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. The week kicks off a busy month for the Spartans, as they will play nine matches in 29 days.


Scouting the Spartans

The Spartans are unbeaten after eight matches for just the third time since 1985. Fifth-year senior Chris Austin has played every minute in goal this season, and he plays in front of a defense anchored by seniors Rauwshan McKenzie and John Folino and junior Dave Hertel. Freshman Nosa Iyoha has moved into the starting lineup recently, injured junior Josh Rogers. Junior forward Doug DeMartin (6g, 0a - 12) is the team's leading scorer and offensive threat. Senior co-captain Kenzo Webster (2g, 3a - 7), the other starting forward, was MSU's leading scorer in 2006. Junior Zac Scaffidi leads the midfield corps along with seniors Kevin Reiman and Ryan Dick and freshman Spencer Thompson. The team's top reserves are Louis Stephens III and Jeff Ricondo.



Michigan State won its first Big Ten match of the year in dominant fashion, defeating Wisconsin, 3-0, last Sunday in Madison. Doug DeMartin scored two goals and Kevin Reiman added one more as the Spartans picked up their sixth win of the season. 



The Spartans' 3-0 win at Wisconsin snapped a four-match streak of double-overtime contests.  MSU had needed two extra periods to defeat Vermont (2-1) and Florida International (1-0) and then tied Kentucky (1-1) and Penn State (2-2). The Spartans went a span of 23 days without playing a match that finished in regular time.



Head coach Joe Baum is the second coach in Big Ten history to reach 300 career wins, following former Indiana boss Jerry Yeagley. Baum reached the 300-win plateau in MSU's 2-1 double-overtime win at Vermont on Sept. 9. The 31-year head coach, who ranks 14th among active soccer coaches in wins, now boasts a 302-217-50 ledger at the helm of the Michigan State men's soccer program.


Up Next

Two nationally-ranked foes come to Old College Field next week as Michigan State hosts No. 2 Notre Dame on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and No. 10 Michigan on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Spartans-Wolverines contest will air live on the Big Ten Network.




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