Oct. 1, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 16 Ohio State men’s soccer team dropped 5-1 match at No. 4 Michigan State Sunday at DeMartin Stadium in East Lansing, Mich. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 7-2-1 overall and 3-1-0 in conference play, while the Spartans improve to 8-1-1 overall and 3-0-1 in Big Ten action.
SPARTANS SCORE EARLY
Michigan State scored an early goal against the Buckeye defense in the 14th minute. Connor Corrigan headed in a pass from Ken Krolicki into the back right of net at 13:16.
OHIO STATE EQUALIZER
The Buckeyes tied the game at 1-all in the 40th minute when junior Alex Nichols buried a shot past MSU goalkeeper Jimmy Hague into the back right of net for his first goal of the season. Nate Kohl sent the through ball to the foot of Nichols to the far side of the field after a MSU turnover at 39:08.
SPARTANS REGAIN THE LEAD
Just a minute after the Buckeyes found the equalizer, Michigan State scored its second goal of the half when Ryan Sierakowski netted a score off a rebound at 40:42. At half, shots were 7-2 in favor of the Spartans.
MSU ADDS ON
The Green and White made it a two-goal advantage in the 66th minute when Sierakowski slid in a netter in front of frame after a low cross by DeJuan Jones from the near side at 65:51.
SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS
SHOTS: MSU 14, OSU 7
SAVES: OSU 5, MSU 1
CORNERS: MSU 3 OSU 2
The Buckeyes return to Columbus to host No. 3 Maryland at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Admission is free.