BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Michigan State women’s soccer collected a victory against Bowling Green, 2-1, on Friday, Sept. 1 at Cochrane Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Spartans improve to 3-2 in non-conference play, while the Falcons fall to 2-2.
After a slow start in the early minutes of the game, the Spartans found their rhythm late in the half when senior forward Jamie Cheslik netted an unassisted goal in the 38th minute.
In the second half, MSU continued to set the pace as the Falcons tried to catch up. The Spartans took five cornerkicks that came with plenty of opportunities in front of Bowling Green’s net, but the Michigan State offense was unable to capitalize. Coming in off the bench, redshirt sophomore forward Brittany Tanner wasted no time, netting her first goal of the season in the 77th minute of the match with help from Cheslik.
Bowling Green got on the board late in the 88th minute of the match off a penalty kick by sophomore defender Maureen Kennedy. The Spartan backline held onto the lead in the remaining minutes to pull off the regulation win.
Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Reilley Ott made six saves in the victory. Both teams ended the game with six fouls apiece.
The Spartans return home for a match against Oakland on Sunday, Sept. 3 at DeMartin Stadium. Kick is set for 1 p.m.