EAST LANSING, Mich. -
Michigan State women's soccer rolled past Oakland in a shutout win on Sunday, Sept. 3 at DeMartin Stadium. The Spartans have now won three games in a row and improve to 4-2, while the Golden Grizzlies fall to 0-6.
"With the way our backline has been beat up, we're happy to get a shutout and happy for Reilley Ott," Michigan State head coach, Tom Saxton, said. "We had a lot of great chances and when they did break us down, our defense stepped up pretty well. We left some goals out there, but that's the way it goes sometimes."
Michigan State got things going midway through the first half when senior forward Jamie Cheslik beat the Oakland defenders to the goal, sending the ball into the back of the net in the 20th minute of the game. Freshman midfielder Danielle Stephan and junior forward Lexy Warner were credited with the assists.
In the second half, the Spartans had plenty of chances but the team was unable to get the ball past the Oakland goal line. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Reilley Ott made seven saves in the win, including a late diving save in the 79th minute to keep Michigan State ahead.
Up next, the Spartans will host Wake Forest for the first time in team history on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at DeMartin Stadium.