Oct. 28, 1997
Spartans Look to Sweep Wolverines on Nov. 2
10-8, 3-6 Big Ten
Sun., Nov. 2, at Michigan, Noon
Last Week's Results:
Ohio State 3, Michigan State 1
Penn State 3, Michigan State 1
Rivalry Renewed: Michigan State finishes the balance of its regular season schedule on Nov. 2, as it travels into Ann Arbor to battle Big Ten-leading Michigan. The Wolverines are 14-5 overall and 6-3 in conference play. The Spartans knocked off U-M at home on Oct. 5, winning a 3-2 overtime thriller. MSU senior Rayna Hiscox scored the game-winner with 4:31 left in OT. The last time Michigan State swept the season series with the Wolverines was 1986, winning 2-0 at home and 3-0 in Ann Arbor.
Rough Weekend: The Spartans were swept in their final two home games of the season, dropping 3-1 decisions to Ohio State (Oct. 24) and Penn State (Oct. 26). Freshman Sofie Frankenhuis scored her third collegiate goal off a penalty corner for the lone tally against the Buckeyes, while Hiscox chalked up her team-leading 14th goal of the year against the Lady Lions.
Spartan News & Notes: With her goal against Penn State, Hiscox moved into second-place on MSUis career goal-scoring chart with 44OeAfter starting the season 9-3, the Spartans have gone 1-5 in their last six contestsOeMSU is assured of finishing .500 in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1986-87OeFrankenhuis (10) and senior Sarah Wilson (11) are each within striking distance of MSUis single-season assist record of 14, set by Hiscox last seasonOe Freshman backup goalkeeper Amy Ortwein made her first appearance of the season during the Ohio State contest, making two saves without allowing a score.