Tim Kreutz’s performance for the Michigan State Spartans was too much for the Western Michigan University Broncos to overcome. Kreutz scored the first goal of the game in the 55th minute after Bronco goaltender Sean Lewis gave up a rebound after stopping the initial header from MSU’s Adam Montague. Just over a minute later, Kreutz would cross the ball in and be credited with an assist after Luke Norman put it past Lewis to give MSU a 2-0 lead.
Those two goals would be enough to give the Spartans their first win of the season on the pitch of DeMartin Stadium, their home field.
Western would get one goal back from Shane Lyons later in the second half. His initial shot was blocked, but he got it back and wouldn’t be denied the second time. The goal was Lyons’ second in as many games.
WMU threatened to tie the game with a few opportunities in the waning moments, but Bryce Dobbins and the Spartan defense were up to the challenge and kept the equalizer out of the goal to hang on for the 2-1 win.
The loss breaks Western’s three game win streak. Their record is now 7-2-0, which is still good enough to keep the Broncos firmly in first place in the Mid-American Conference.
The Broncos, after being on the road for all three games in the past week, will play IUPUI at home next Tuesday afternoon.