EAST LANSING, Mich. – No. 20 Michigan State men’s soccer concludes the Big Ten portion of the schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 24 against Ohio State at DeMartin Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.
MSU is tied for first place in the Big Ten standings with 13 points with Penn State after a 2-1 win against Northwestern on Oct. 20. The Spartans are 7-0-6 overall this season and 3-0-4 in Big Ten play. Ohio State is 3-6-5 overall this season and 1-4-1 in league action after a 1-0 loss to Wisconsin on Oct. 20.
Kylen Mills and Chris Munroe will be on the call for the Big Ten Network.
RACE TO THE END
As the Big Ten season comes to close, the battle for the B1G Championship has heated up. After this weekend’s action Michigan State and Penn State are both tied for first with 13 points each. MSU is 3-0-4 in Big Ten play, while PSU is 4-2-1 in conference action. The Spartans and Nittany Lions both have only one game remaining.
Indiana stands third with 11 points and still has two B1G games left on the schedule. Northwestern and Rutgers are tied for fourth with 10 points.
LOOKING AT THE BUCKEYES
Michigan State holds the overall series with Ohio State 29-25-3, including being on top 14-9-2 at home. OSU has won the last two outings. The Buckeyes ended the Spartans’ season in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament last season on Nov. 4, 2022. In the 90th minute, Devyn Etling found the back of the net to push OSU into the semifinals. The Buckeyes also captured the regular-season win, 1-0, in Columbus on Oct. 25. MSU’s last win came in East Lansing, 2-1, on Oct. 17, 2021.
Ohio State is 3-6-5 overall and 1-4-1 in Big Ten games. The Buckeyes are winless in their last five games. With their last win coming against Rutgers on Sept 29.
Laurence Wooten leads the team in scoring with four goals for eight points. Marko Borkovic is second with one goal and four assists for six points. Max Trejo has been the primary netminder starting 11 games, allowing 19 goals for a 1.15 GAA.
ONLY FOUR REMAIN
Michigan State is one of only four remaining unbeaten teams in the nation, after previously undefeated No. 1 Marshall lost to West Virginia on Oct. 18. The Mountaineers are now 11-0-4 this season. SIU Edwardsville, which is coached by former MSU assistant…