Spartans Travel to College Park For Final Road Game
MSU and Maryland meet for fourth match in team history.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women's soccer is on their last road trip of the season to take on the Terps in College Park, Maryland. Kick is set for 7 p.m., and the match will be streamed on BTN Plus. This marks the fourth meeting in team history between the Spartans and the Terrapins.
LAST TIME OUT
After being postponed due to weather and wet field conditions, MSU hosted Michigan on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.
The Spartans notched a 2-1 victory, with junior forward Lexy Warner and senior forward Kristelle Yewah scoring in the win. Warner, Yewah and senior forward Jamie Cheslik picked up an additional point with an assist each. The win improved MSU's record against Michigan to 9-3-1 at DeMartin Stadium.
SCOUTING THE TERRAPINS
In its last time out, Maryland fell to No. 13 Penn State in overtime, 1-0. PSU's Laura Freigang netted the game-winner in the 95th minute to end the match. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Rachel Egyed made five saves.
Freshman forward Mikayla Dayes is the Terps' leading scorer, with eight points off three goals and two assists. Dayes was named B1G Freshman of the Week on Aug. 29.
The Terps' leading goalkeeper is Rachel Egyed, the starter for Maryland in 16 games. Egyed has accumulated a 1.42 goals against average. Her 60 saves make for a .732 save percentage. Egyed is currently fifth in the conference in saves.
Michigan State is 1-1-1 overall against Maryland since the Terrapins joined the conference. The Spartans are looking for their first win in College Park. In their last meeting, the Spartans defeated the Terps 3-2 in double overtime, lifted by a hat trick from sophomore midfielder Hannah Jones in the 108th minute.
Freshman midfielder Danielle Stephan leads the team in assists with six, and has started in all 16 games for the Spartans. Stephan scored her first career goal against No. 17 Wake Forest on Sept. 7 and has seen 1,188 minutes on the field this season.
Forward Alexandra Thomas has played in 10 games this season and has scored three points on two shots. Thomas scored the lone goal in the Spartans' loss to Minnesota on Sept. 24 and tallied an assist against Iowa on Oct. 1.
Midfielder Bella Jodzis has come in off the bench in 15 games, playing 423 minutes in total and taking two corners for MSU. Defender Athena Biondi has seen action in seven games, playing a season-high 57 minutes against Purdue on Sept. 17.
MICHIGAN STATE NOTES
Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Reilley Ott has started in all 16 matches for the Spartans, making 94 saves overall for the season. Ott is currently first in the B1G in saves per game (5.90), and second in overall saves. Ott made a season-high 11 stops against Michigan on Oct. 15, and owns a 2.05 goals against average.
Redshirt senior goalkeeper Savanna Wojtanowski came in off the bench against No. 17 Wake Forest (Sept. 7), playing in 80 minutes for the Spartans and making seven saves. Wojtanowski also saw action in the second half against Minnesota (9/24) and versus Penn State (10/8).
Senior forward Jamie Cheslik leads the team in goals and points, generating six goals and four assists for 16 points overall and passing her point total from last season. Cheslik also has a team-high three game-winning goals that came against Samford (Aug. 27), Oakland (Sept. 3), and Iowa (Oct. 1).
Junior forward Lexy Warner is a consistent contributor for the Spartans, scoring three points off a goal and assist against Michigan (Oct. 15), and netting two goals against Iowa (Oct. 1).
Following the match with Maryland, the Spartans return to DeMartin Stadium for the last match of the regular season. Michigan State will honor its six seniors on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in a match against Northwestern. Kick is set for 7 p.m. and the match will be streamed on BTN Plus.