Michigan State: Ben Pirmann and Kylie Stannard’s squad continued its success this past weekend, securing a 1-0 victory over Bowling Green State University on the road on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and a 0-0 draw against Big Ten newcomer Rutgers on Sunday. The Spartans (5-1-2) look to continue their winning ways this Wednesday at home against Western Michigan at 7:30 p.m. and this Saturday when they take on Big Ten foe Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio at 7 p.m.
Michigan: The Michigan Wolverines (1-4-2) dropped a decisive Big Ten Conference showdown against Penn State, 1-0, on Sunday. Despite the loss, the Wolverines fought hard in attempt to stage a comeback, earning multiple corner kicks within the last few minutes of the match, but no one could connect. Michigan captain Tyler Arnone recorded the most shots of the game with four, with starters William Mellors-Blair and Colin McAtee picking up three shots and one shot, respectively. Nick Lewin also started. The Wolverines face Western Michigan at home this Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. before heading to Wisconsin on Saturday to take on the Badgers at 7 p.m.
Saginaw Valley State: The undefeated Cardinals (7-0-1) kicked off their weekend with a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory against Tiffin University, with Craig Neal scoring the game-winning goal after a solid finish off a free-kick. Scoring the go-ahead goal with 10 seconds to play, Tiffin looked like it was poised to secure a 2-1 victory. But SVSU scored eight seconds after to force overtime, where Neal sealed a 3-2 win in the 107th minute. Neal also scored the game-winner and lone goal in the Cardinals’ 1-0 win over Findlay – his fourth goal of the season. Aleksander Isaevski and Zach Vasold started in both matches. SVSU will attempt to remain unbeaten, facing Ohio Dominican on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and Lake Erie on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Both matches are at home.
Butler: It was a battle of two City players when Butler took on Evansville (2-6-1) on Wednesday, Sept. 24. While Jeff Adkins’ Bulldogs (4-3-3) eventually got the 2-1 win, Nick Schroeder scored the lone goal for the Purple Aces in the 20th minute. The Bulldogs couldn’t get things going in their first Big East Conference match, losing to Georgetown, 2-0. Butler will hope to get its first conference win at St. John’s on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Western Michigan: The Broncos (5-3-1) enjoyed a commanding 4-0 victory over Northern Kentucky last Friday. Sean Hazen and Connor Furgason both got the start in the rout. WMU will face a Michigan team looking to rebound on Wednesday night. After, the Broncos play host to IUPUI this Saturday at 12 p.m.
Oakland: The Grizzlies opened their home-conference slate Sept. 26, drawing even with UIC, 1-1. Joey Tinnion, Shawn Lawson and Raphael Reynolds all started for Oakland, with Tinnion recording two shots and Lawson recording one shot. OU (0-5-1) is still looking for its first win of the season, and it will meet Detroit in the newly minted “Metro Series” Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Detroit: The Titans (4-3-1) came out victorious in their Horizon League opener, defeating Wright State 2-1 on Saturday, Sept. 27. Matt Ybarra started for UDM and tallied the assist on the game-winning goal in the 73rd minute. Cameron Roberts also started for the Titans and recorded one shot on goal. The Titans play host to Oakland Wednesday, and will travel to UIC on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Coastal Carolina: Bret Mollon’s 24th-ranked Chanticleers (5-3-0) continue rolling, defeating Gardner-Webb on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in their Big South Conference opener. Three days later, Carolina scored two goals 12 seconds apart in the first half of its game on Friday, Sept. 26 to fire home a 3-1 victory over Elon. CCU faces Campbell in a conference matchup this Saturday at 6 p.m.