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Denver Pioneers vs. Michigan State Spartans Recap

Second opposition in two days for these teams. And the guys from Denver won the whole series. Matt Marcinew's two goals were instrumental in the performance. And freshman Jarid Lukosevicius scored the first two points of his debuting career with a goal scored and an assist. Goalkeeper Tanner Jaillet did the rest of the job, stopping 17 shots. More than being only satisfied with the victory, head coach Jim Montgomery was also pleased by the attitude showed by his guys. And what about the Spartans? Well, hard to find something positive to say: they didn't show much, and at the end of the game, they hadn't scored a single goal.

Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans Recap

In one of the most amazing finishes in history, Michigan State beat Michigan on the last play of the game when the Michigan punter flubbed the snap and then tried to kick the ball as he was being tackled. The ball went right into the hands of a State defender, who returned it all the way for the winning touchdown. The last play overshadowed a very highly contested game as Michigan led 10-7 at half and 20-14 after 3. The Wolverines surely thought they had the game won when State turned the ball over on downs with under2 minutes remaining, and all they had to do was run out the click and cover a punt.

Denver Pioneers vs. Michigan State Spartans Recap

It was the first of the two scheduled games between the Pioneers and the Spartans. Great sources of satisfaction for Pioneers' coach Jim Montgomery, and the win isn't the sole reason for that. Starting goalkeeper's Evan Cowley 25 saves contributed a lot and demonstrated to his teammates how trustful they can be. There are also VanVoorhuis and O'Connor's first career goals at this level. Logan O'Connor being a freshman adds even more to the performance. The score could even have been more important had the Spartans' goalkeeper not been extermely concentrated to avoid goals from opponents. So, during a fair amount of time, the outcome of the game was highly uncertain.
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