Oct. 12, 2011
Site: East Lansing, Mich. (DeMartin Soccer Complex)
Score: Michigan State 2, Michigan 0
Records: U-M (8-5-2, 3-3-1 Big Ten), Michigan State (11-4-0, 4-3-0)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Oct. 16 -- at Purdue (West Lafayette, Ind.), 1 p.m.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's soccer team fell to its in-state rival Michigan State, 2-0, on Wednesday (Oct. 12) at MSU's DeMartin Soccer Complex.
The majority of the first half was played on Michigan's side of the field, as the Wolverines only mustered one shot in the first 45 minutes compared to Michigan State's 12. The Spartans had two great chances in the final minutes of the half, as Olivia Stander's corner kick bounced off the far post and back into play. The ball settled to Mikki Dennis, but her shot on goal was saved by U-M senior/junior goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich./Lahser).
Michigan State broke the scoreless tie in the 71st minute on a goal from Megan Marsack. The ball was sent in off a corner kick, and after Paige Wester headed it, the ball managed to fall right to Marsack, who tipped it in. Six minutes later, Michigan State scored again, this time on a goal from Laura Heyboer, who split the Michigan defense and chipped the ball right to left past Kopmeyer to give the Spartans a 2-0 lead.
Michigan was outshot, 18-7, in the game. Kopmeyer made four saves in the contest.
The Wolverines return to the field on Sunday (Oct. 16), when they travel to West Lafayette, Ind., to play Purdue. The game will start at 1 p.m.
Scoring, Time (Assist)
2nd -- MSU, Megan Marsack, 70:41 (Paige Wester, Hannah Peterson)
2nd -- MSU, Laura Heyboer, 76:24 (Megan Pines)
Shots: U-M 8, MSU 17
Shots on Goal: U-M 5, MSU 6
Saves: U-M 4 (Haley Kopmeyer), MSU 5 (Jill Flietstra)
Corner Kicks: U-M 3, MSU 8
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423