Marquette Plays Michigan State To A 1-1 Draw

Mallace's goal in the 61st minutes was his first of the season.

Sept. 16, 2011

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MILWAUKEE - The Marquette University men's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against Michigan State Friday night at Valley Fields. Senior Calum Mallace scored on a penalty kick in the 61st minute, who are now 1-4-1 on the season.

Michigan State scored a late equalizer off the foot of midfielder Fatai Alashe in the 83rd minute.  The draw puts the Spartans at 1-4-1 for the year so far. 

The first half was fairly even, with each team holding possession in the midfield. Marquette's best chance of the first half came when a shot from Andy Huftalin struck the post and fell to midfielder C Nortey, who drilled it into the back of the net.  The goal was waved off because of an offsides call.

Marquette tallied the first goal of the match when Adam Lysak received a long cross from Anthony Selvaggi and took a couple of dribbles before drawing a foul in the box, setting up the MU penalty kick at the 60:14 mark of the second half. Mallace beat Michigan State's Jeremy Clark on the PK with a shot just inside the left post.

With ten seconds left in the first overtime Mallace sent in a ball off a corner kick to teammate Michael Alfano, who's header on net was punched away by Clark sending the match into a double-overtime. Marquette had two of its seven shots on net in the overtime periods.

Junior Patrick Kelly made his Golden Eagle debut when he subbed into the match in the 41st minute for Kelmend Islami.

The Golden Eagles next make the trip to Ann Arbor, where they will take on the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. CT.




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