October 6, 2010

MEN'S SOCCER UPENDED BY NO. 18 MICHIGAN STATE, 2-0

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Senior goalkeeper Colin O'Donnell (Hampden, Mass.) tallied a game-high four saves, but it wasn't enough, as the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team fell to 18th-ranked Michigan State University, 2-0, Wednesday afternoon at Old College Field.

With the loss the 'Cats drop to 5-2-2, while the Spartans improve to 8-2-0, notching their seventh win in their last eight outings.

The Spartans got on the board in the 28th minute of the action when Brent Rosendall netted a goal to give Michigan State the early 1-0 lead. Matt Cebula ignited the play, firing a shot at O'Donnell that was turned away and quickly rebounded by Rosendall and put into the back of the net at 27:42.

Michigan State wouldn't wait long to add to its lead, as Mark Barone served a ball into the box off a corner kick and Domenic Barone was able to connect with the pass, heading it into the net at 63:52 for his team-best fifth goal of the season.

Michigan State outshot New Hampshire 14-7 in the contest, holding the shot advantage in both frames of play. Dylan George (Bangor, Maine) led the 'Cats with a game-high four shots. 

New Hampshire returns to action Saturday, Oct. 9 when the Wildcats return home to take on the University of Maryland Baltimore County at 7 p.m. on Bremner Field.
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