Sept. 10, 2010
East Lansing, Mich. - The Michigan State women's soccer team opened its weekend of action with a scoreless tie against visiting DePaul on Friday afternoon. The Spartans hit the crossbar twice in the overtime periods, but could not gain the golden goal.
MSU dominated the time of possession, particularly in the overtime frames. In the contest, the Spartans held a 19-10 edge in shots and an 8-1 margin in corner kicks. Claire Hanold made 10 saves for DePaul, but got some help from the iron as MSU sent three shots off the crossbar in the game total. Five of Hanold's saves came in the overtime periods.
The Spartans had chances for sure, but could not get the ball to find the back of the net. DePaul only had two shots on net from its 10 shots overall.
Jill Flietstra had her third shutout of the season - all have come in low-scoring affairs. Her first two shutouts on the year were by 1-0 scores.
The Spartans extended their record to 3-2-1 overall, while the Blue Demons are 3-2-2.
MSU will play again at home on Sunday, when it hosts Loyola in a 12 noon kickoff. It's part of a doubleheader at DeMartin Stadium, as the men's team will play Niagara at 2:30 p.m.