Oct. 28, 1997
Women's Soccer Hits the Road
HEAD COACH: Tom Saxton (66-58-8/7th Year)
THIS WEEK: After seeing a four-game winning streak snapped last Sunday with a loss to No. 13-rankled Michigan, the Michigan State women's soccer team closes out its regular season with three road contests, all in the state of Ohio. On Wednesday (Oct. 29), the Spartans take on Bowling Green State University before tangling with Cincinnati on Friday (Oct. 31). On Sunday (Nov. 2), MSU finishes its regular season with a contest at Wright State.
THE RECORDS: Michigan State stands 7-8-1 overall and finished 3-5 in the Big Ten. Last week, the Spartans topped Toledo, 3-1, before dropping a 3-1 decision to Michigan. BGSU, a first-year program, will entertain MSU with an overall mark of 4-11. In their most recent outing, the Falcons came out on the short end of a 4-0 decision to Ohio on Sunday (Oct. 26). UC is enjoying a fine season and will meet the Green and White with an overall effort of 12-4-2. The Bearcats are ranked No. 5 in this week's Great Lakes Region Poll. Wright State has the upcoming week off before entertaining MSU and sports a record of 7-10-1.
THE SERIES: Cincinnati owns a slim 6-5 lead over the Spartans in the all-time series while the Spartans post a 7-1-1 all time record vs. Wright State.
MSU NOTES: Freshman goalkeeper Sara Kloosterman (Farmington) has been a strong performer for the Spartans over the last five games, allowing just 1.34 goals per contest in that stretch. In addition, she has made 32 saves over the last five outings including 10 against Michigan ... Sophomore Laura Monticello (Troy) has registered points in four of her last five games (3-1--7) and now ranks second on the team in points with 15 (5-5) and first in game-winning goals (4) ... Freshman Gina Dawson (Bloomfield Hills) had a three-game goal scoring streak snapped in the Michigan game. Dawson tops the squad in scoring with 16 points (6-4) ... Freshman Kim Van Cleef (Detroit) has worked her way into the starting lineup, starting the last three games, and registered the game-winning goal against Toledo.
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