Stander, Heyboer Help Spartans to 4-1 victory over UCSB
Sept. 11, 2011
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East Lansing, Mich. - Michigan State extended its winning streak to six games on Sunday at DeMartin Stadium, as a pair of goals and an assist from Olivia Stander and a goal and two helpers from Laura Heyboer propelled the Spartans to a 4-1 victory over UC-Santa Barbara.
Hannah Peterson gave the Spartans the lead in the 23rd minute. Heyboer kept the Gauchos from clearing the ball out of the box, and sent a soft pass over to Peterson, who buried a right-footed shot past the outstretched arms of Makenna Henry and into the left corner of the net. UCSB countered in the 29th minute, when Indiana Mead finished off a cross from Kathleen Matthew from about 15 yards out. The UCSB tally snapped a MSU scoreless streak of 524:31, which dated back to the season opener against UW-Milwaukee.
The Spartans regained the lead with 4:16 remaining in the first half. Heyboer took the ball up the right side, eluded the defender and fed Stander, who's shot from 16 yards found its mark.
MSU extended its lead in the 60th minute. Hannah Peterson and Stander connected to get the ball to Heyboer in the box, and her strong shot found the back of the net for her eighth goal of the season. Stander contributed her second of the day in the 71st minute, putting in a rebound of a Paige Wester shot that ricocheted off the left post. Wester had done a nice job of drawing the keeper out of the net and working around her, but her shot found iron.
Courtney Clem made her second straight start for the Spartans, making two saves. Henry also had two stops for UCSB.
Heyboer moved into the top 10 all-time in the Big Ten, as her four points today moved her into a tie for 10th place in points with Illinois' Tara Hurless (2001-04). She is also tied for seventh all-time with Hurless in career goals (47). With her two assists this afternoon, Heyboer moved into a tie for third place in the MSU career annals in that category, two away from the all-time record of 23.
The Spartans complete their three-game homestand with a Wednesday game against Detroit at DeMartin Stadium. Gametime is 5 p.m.
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