Bloomington, Indiana – Michigan State men’s football used a fierce second-half effort to beat a 1-1 draw against No. 16 Indiana at bustling Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday night.”What a big fight. I’m so proud of our guys who came on the road in Indiana with so much adversity against us tonight. I’m really proud of them,” Damon’s Purge He said. “We gave up a goal in the first half, but we didn’t hang our heads and regrouped in the first half. I thought we played really well in the second half.”
The tie halted a four-game winning streak for Indiana against Michigan State University. For the season, the Spartans now stand 2-4-2 overall and 0-0-1 in the Big Ten. Hoosiers are 3-2-2 overall and 0-1-1 in league competitions.
Hoosiers dominated possession early with four shots and three corner kicks during the first 11 minutes of the game. Despite the acquisition time, the Spartan defense stood tall, keeping Indiana off the scoreboard.
in 28The tenth Minutes, the Spartans got their first shot with a blast by a great midfielder Jack Beck It was blocked by the IU defender. Indiana hit first in the 40sThe tenth 1 minute to lead 1-0 before the end of the first half. After a long throw, the ball flew around the penalty area before landing at Brett Page’s right foot.
Michigan State found a tie at 72second abbreviation Minute with his first and only shot on goal. Long pass by a midfielder Luis Sala Work started. Sala’s ball found the head of the young striker Grayson MercerHis header found the net to make it 1-1 game. The goal was the second of the season for Mercer. He is now restricted to leading the team on points with the first defender Will Perkins Two goals and two assists for six points.
“It was a great team effort. It was a really great assist from Lewis in the Grayson goal. Overall, we played about 16 players, coming in and getting a draw, it was a great performance. Now we are really looking forward to Michigan at home on Tuesday.”
For the game, IU out-shot MSU, 19-8, including one last shot by Joey Maher with four seconds remaining on the clock. Michigan State University graduate goalkeeper Owen Finnerty He was solid in the goal with five saves to repel the attack of Indiana.
The Spartans now prepare to battle for the Big Bear Trophy, which faces in-state rival Michigan on Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. The fight against the Wolverines will be a home opening for MSU.