Oct. 6, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State fell to Miami (Ohio) by a score of 2-0 on Sunday afternoon. The RedHawks improve to 6-6 on the year while MSU falls to 5-7 (2-0).
The game saw equal chances by both teams, but it was the RedHawks that capitalized on their opportunities. The teams played neck and neck for the first half and went into the break in a 0-0 deadlock.
While Miami (Ohio) outshot the Spartans just 9-8 in the game, corners were in favor to the RedHawks 10-4. It was those penalty corners that proved to be crucial in the match, as both second half goals scored by the RedHawks were off of a corner.
"Miami executed well on their corner opportunities. We had our chances and came up short," said head coach Helen Knull. "It is now time for us to learn and grow from this game and get ready for our next Big Ten match on Friday."
Michigan State goalkeeper Molly Cassidy made four saves in the game.
Michigan State returns home for a pair of weekend games highlighted by a matchup with in-state rival Michigan. The Spartans will take on the Wolverines on Friday, October 11th at 3 p.m. and will be the annual Pink game where MSU will wear its pink jerseys and socks to promote breast cancer awareness. On Sunday, MSU welcomes non-conference opponent Ball State to East Lansing and the teams will square off at 1 p.m.