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Spartans record second straight win with draw in Cincinnati

Cincinnati – In a physical battle with both opponents and elements, Michigan’s women’s soccer went to a scoreless draw with Cincinnati at Gettler Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Michigan State dominated the shot charts, amassing a 10-5 edge on attempted shots while owning battles of possession for most of the game. The Spartans have attempted 8 corner kicks compared to Cincinnati’s 1 attempt and recorded 2 shots on goal compared to UC’s 1.senior forward Lauren Deveauxjunior midfielder Justina GaynorGraduate Defender Ruby Diodati and a rookie midfielder Morgan Gerak We highlighted the box scores with two shots each.

Both teams got off to even starts early on, with MSU looking for scoring chances with a pair of corner kicks in the first five minutes. A stingy defense kept the score deadlocked for much of the first stanza, with DeBeau booking the first shot of the game in the 15th minute.

In the 23rd minute, officials were notified that lightning had entered the area, necessitating a weather delay. shot and rolled safely into the hands of the senior goaltender. Lauren KozalThe game went into halftime with no runs.

After a shortened half-time break, the Spartans maintained their possession-based attack and battled for multiple scoring chances. Justina Gaynor He attempted a banger in the 52nd minute, but the shot scratched the post and was out of play. Celia Gaynor Going one-on-one with the Bearcat keeper in the 59th minute, he collected shots for the save to keep things square.After Senior Midfielder Reagan Cox Earning a second yellow card after colliding with the keeper in the 85th minute, MSU weathered the storm and completed their second consecutive shutout of the year shortly after.

Kozal secured his second shutout of the season and kept a clean sheet for the 15th time in his career. The Ada, Michigan native finished with one save and played all of his 90 minutes of Sunday’s contest. For Cincinnati, Anna Rexford played full-time and had two saves in the afternoon.

Sparta have kept their first two opponents of the season scoreless.First year as head coach Jeff Hosler In 2021, MSU booked shutouts against both the Detroit Mercy and Eastern Michigan, scoring a total of 7 goals in both games. Green & White opened the season with him undefeated in two games in the last five years.

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head coach Jeff Hosler
On the team’s performance in Cincinnati…

“We had a strong start. Our team moved the ball well and didn’t allow chances before the thunderstorm came. We were pushed inside. I thought it was a little flat after the hour break. “We play at the same tempo. We made some adjustments in the second half which resulted in some very good attacking chances. MJ (Andras) volleyed off the post and scored. After the keeper saved a big Camlin[Evans]volley and Reagan was sent off, we were able to finish the game in a draw.”

Women’s soccer in Michigan will make its debut at Demartin Stadium on Thursday, August 25. Green & White took on Chippe of Central Michigan with a 7:00 p.m. kick at Old College Field.

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