30 Jul Spartan Women’s Soccer Announces 2021 Fall Schedule
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State head women’s soccer coach Jeff Hosler announced the Spartans’ fall 2021 schedule. After a shortened conference-only schedule in the spring, MSU returns for a 16-game schedule this fall.
Hosler, who is in his first year at the helm of the Spartans, will lead Michigan State in nine home games, including an exhibition against Toledo on Aug. 13. MSU will face five teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last season, including four Big Ten squads (Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers).
The Spartans kickoff the regular season hosting Detroit on Aug. 19 under the lights of DeMartin Stadium, before closing out the weekend against Eastern Michigan on Aug. 22. MSU will close out August with its first road game at Central Michigan (Aug. 26).
MSU will open September with a tough stretch of three-straight road games, beginning at Oakland on Sept. 9. The Green and White will travel to Dayton on Sept. 12, before opening Big Ten action at Indiana on Sept. 19. The Spartans will return to the friendly confines of DeMartin Stadium for a pair of games against Wisconsin (Sept. 23) and Minnesota (Sept. 26), before ending the month at Nebraska (Sept. 30).
To open the final month of the regular season, Michigan State will take on Big Ten Tournament champion Iowa on the road on Oct. 3 and head home to face Ohio State on Oct. 10. MSU will battle in-state rival Michigan in Ann Arbor (Oct. 14), before traveling to Rutgers (Oct. 17).
The Spartans will then return home for a pair of home games, beginning with Maryland on Oct. 21. MSU will end the regular season hosting Big Ten regular-season champion Penn State on Oct. 24. The Big Ten Tournament will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 7.
Michigan State is looking to rebound after a COVID-19 shortened season in the spring of 2021. MSU ended the Big Ten-only season with a 1-10-1 record. Michigan State does bring back its top three scorers in Zivana Labovic (six points), Danielle Stephan (four points) and Gia Wahlberg (four points).
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