BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Visiting Michigan State University exploded for three early goals in under four minutes en route to a 4-0 win over the Bowling Green State University women's soccer team Friday night (Aug. 17). The match, the regular-season opener for both teams, was held at Cochrane Field.
The Spartans scored three times within a span of just 3:32 to take command of the match. Megan Marsack scored the first two goals for the visitors. Lisa Vogel, who had the primary assist on each of those two goals, scored a goal of her own to give MSU a 3-0 lead with exactly 13 minutes gone.
After surrendering those three goals, the Falcons righted the ship and played the Spartans on somewhat even terms thereafter. MSU did get a late goal from Allyson Krause, who scored with just 3:11 remaining to provide the final margin.
The Spartans had a 10-0 advantage in shots in the first half and a 16-3 margin for the match. Courtney Clem picked up the shutout in net for the Green and White, making one save. For the Falcons, fifth-year senior Becca Ison played the entire match and made four stops.
The Falcons are home again on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 19), when Cleveland State comes to Cochrane Field. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.