Michigan State: The Spartans bested soccer powerhouse Maryland, 1-0, on the road in their Big Ten opener on Sept. 19. This week, Coach Pirmann and Kylie Stannard’s squad will travel to Bowling Green for a 7 p.m. match on Wednesday before hosting Rutgers at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Michigan: The Wolverines suffered a disappointing loss to Bowling Green on Sept. 16 by a score of 1-0. However, Michigan responded nicely by earning a hard-fought, scoreless draw at Northwestern on Sept. 21. Tyler Arnone, William Mellors-Blair, and Colin McAtee combined for four shots to help the Wolverines stay unbeaten in Big Ten play. Looking ahead, Michigan will have a full week off before hosting Penn State at 2 p.m. on Sunday for a critical conference showdown.
Saginaw Valley State: The Cardinals remained unbeaten on the season after winning road games against Walsh College and Malone by scores of 4-3 and 3-0, respectively. Craig Neal tallied a goal against Walsh, while Aleksander Isaevski recorded an assist in a thrilling back-and-forth affair. Michael Lamb earned a spot in the starting 11 along with Zach Vasold. In Sunday’s lopsided win over Malone, Isaevski and Vasold scored the first two goals for SVSU. This week, the Cardinals continue traveling with games at Tiffin University on Friday and at Findlay on Sunday.
Butler: Jeff Adkins netted the first goal in the Bulldogs 2-1 victory over Loyola on Sept. 20 to help improve Butler’s record to 3-2-3 on the year. The Bulldogs play two home matches this week against Evansville on Wednesday and Georgetown on Saturday. The kickoff times are listed as 7 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.
Western Michigan: The Broncos edged out Green Bay, 2-1, on Sept. 19, thanks to a goal and an assist from Connor Furgason. But two days later, Western Michigan struggled to find offensive consistency, dropping a 3-0 decision to Western Illinois. In that match, Sean Hazen had three shots, one of which was on target. The Broncos have only one match this week, coming Friday at 4 p.m. when they host Northern Kentucky.
Oakland: Chase Jabbori, Shawn Lawson, and Raphael Reynolds all started the Grizzlies 2-1, overtime loss to Incarnate Ward on Sept. 20. Joey Tinnion came on as a substitute. Oakland is still in search of its first win of the season, and will look to get over the hump when it hosts UIC on Friday at 7 p.m.
Detroit: Matt Ybarra scored in the ninth minute of the Titans’ 3-2 loss against Buffalo on Sept. 19, and Cameron Roberts added a shot on goal. Two days later, Detroit rebounded nicely to beat Niagara, 1-0, in which Ybarra earned a spot in the starting 11. The Titans host Wright State at 1 p.m. on Saturday for their Horizon-League season opener.
Coastal Carolina: The Chanticleers throttled South Carolina, 3-0, on Sept. 16 before dropping a 2-0 decision to UAB on Sept. 20. Bret Mollon’s squad continues to remain a part of the national conversation, though, and will travel to play Gardner-Webb at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Finally, Coastal Carolina will host Elon at 7 p.m. on Friday.