Men's Soccer Resumes Big Ten Play Against Michigan
Oct. 10, 2003
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State University men's soccer team hosts the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday (Oct. 12), at Old College Field. It will be the first men's soccer match between the two schools in competition for the Pontiac Challenge Cup. The contest will be the third out of five straight home games for the Spartans.
MSU (7-2-2, 1-0-2) is coming off three consecutive double overtime wins against Loyola (Ill.), Ohio State and No. 25 Oakland University. Michigan (7-4-0, 0-1-0), returns to Old College Field after posting a 2-0 record at Michigan State's Radisson Fall Classic with wins over Xavier and Loyola Marymount, over Labor Day weekend. The Wolverines host Western Michigan on Friday before taking the Sunday drive to East Lansing.
Leading the Wolverines into East Lansing is junior forward Mychal Turpin. He has posted 11 goals this season, including two games where he scored four goals in each contest.
Michigan State is led by Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Thomas Trivelloni (Sr., Mt. Clemens) and team point leader John Minagawa-Webster (Jr., Monroe). In addition, the Spartans have been getting outstanding play from midfielder Ryan McMahen (So., Munster, Ind.) who has netted two straight game winning overtime goals.
After the Michigan game, Michigan State hosts the final two games of its five game homestand. The first game is a Big Ten match against Penn State on Oct. 19 and on Oct. 22 the Spartans face off against in-state foe Western Michigan.
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