Women’s Soccer Plays to 0-0 Draw in College Park
Spartans take first tie of the year.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
Michigan State women’s soccer battled through 110 minutes of play in a Saturday evening match against the Maryland Terrapins at Ludwig Field. The Spartans are now 6-10-1 in the 2017 season, and 2-7-1 in conference play.
"I'm proud of our team after a hard fought battle," Michigan State head coach Tom Saxton said. "We had several opportunities in a well played back and forth game. It was also nice to see our team defense continue to improve."
Spartans held an advantage in the first half, managing three shots on target, while Maryland had six shots that all failed to reach the net. The Spartans got their best look in the 32nd minute, when senior forward Jamie Cheslik set up senior forward Kristelle Yewah with a chance to bury a shot. However, Yewah’s shot sailed high over the net.
MSU’s first shot of the second half didn’t come until the 78th minute, when Cheslik had an opportunity but redshirt junior goalkeeper Rachel Egyed was there with the save for the Terps. Both teams were unable to capitalize in regulation, sending the match to overtime for the third time this season for the Spartans.
Michigan State managed two shots on goal in the overtime periods, but Egyed made saves on both occasions, and the teams ended the match still scoreless. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Reilley Ott made seven saves in the draw.
MSU will close out the season on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. for senior day against Northwestern. The match will be streamed on BTN Plus.