Michigan State: Kylie Stannard and Ben Pirmann’s seventh-ranked Spartans dropped a 1-0 decision to Valparaiso on Thursday before edging out Loyola-Chicago at home, 1-0, on Sunday, where Josh Rogers and Spencer Thompson were honored at halftime, along with fellow MSU men’s soccer alumni. Michigan State travels to No. 12 Maryland on Sept. 19 for an 8 p.m. kickoff. The game will be aired live on Big Ten Network.
Michigan: The Wolverines earned a 1-1 draw against No. 12 Maryland on Friday. Colin McAtee, Tyler Arnone, and William Mellors-Blair combined for six of Michigan’s 11 shots in the match, and Nick Lewin entered as a substitute for the extra time sessions. TJ VanSlooten was not in the lineup. This week, the Wolverines host Bowling Green State University on Sept. 16, and travel to play Northwestern on Sept. 21. Those games will start at 7:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively.
Saginaw Valley State: Craig Neal, Zach Vasold, and Michael Lamb all started in the Cardinals 1-0 victory over Marygrove College on Sunday. Additionally, Aleksander Isaevski came on as a substitute and recorded one shot on goal. Earlier in the week, SVSU played to a 0-0 draw against Northwood University, in which all four DCFC players earned a spot in the starting 11. Looking ahead, the Cardinals will visit both Walsh College on Sept. 19 for a 7 p.m. kickoff and Malone on Sept. 21 for a 1 p.m. start.
Butler: The Bulldogs suffered two losses this week to Valparaiso on Tuesday and Western Michigan on Friday. Jeff Adkins scored the lone Butler goal in Tuesday’s 2-1 double overtime loss, and he recorded one shot on goal in Friday’s regulation defeat. The Bulldogs will look to rebound with matches at No. 11 Indiana on Sept. 17 and against Loyola on Sept. 20. Those matches begin at 7:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Western Michigan: The Broncos had a successful week with a pair of victories over Butler (see above) and Eastern Illinois. Connor Furgason and Sean Hazen both earned the start in the win over Butler. In Sunday’s match against Eastern Illinois, Hazen recorded an assist on the eventual game-winning goal in the 63rd minute. On Sept. 19, Western Michigan hosts Wisconsin Green Bay for a 4 p.m. kickoff before welcoming Western Illinois for a 3:30 kickoff on Sept. 21.
Oakland: Raphael Reynolds netted a goal in the Grizzlies 3-2 loss at Denver on Friday. Shawn Lawson and Joey Tinnion came on as substitutes, while Chase Jabbori earned a spot on the starting back line. Two days later, Oakland dropped a 1-0 decision to Air Force, in which all four DCFC players were placed in the starting 11. The Grizzlies will search for their first victory of the season this week in their homecoming game against Incarnate Word on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.
Detroit: The Titans pieced together a memorable weekend at the UNLV Nike Invitational with a 2-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Friday and a 0-0 draw against UNLV on Sunday. Matt Ybarra recorded an assist in Friday’s win, and Ybarra and Cameron Roberts both had one shot on goal in Sunday’s scoreless result. Detroit will host Buffalo and Niagara on Friday and Sunday, respectively. The Buffalo match will begin at 7 p.m., and the Niagara tilt will kickoff at 2 p.m.
Coastal Carolina: Bret Mollon’s 13th-ranked Chanticleers lost their only match this week, 1-0, to Furman on Friday. Now, Coastal Carolina will look forward to a match against No. 17 South Carolina on Sept. 16 before hosting UAB on Sept. 20. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.