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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Michigan State swept by RedHawks

By Matt Mackinder/Michigan State Beat Writer

The offense continues to be lacking for Michigan State.

MSU was swept at home this weekend by Miami for the second straight weekend sweep. Ohio State swept the 17th-ranked Spartans last weekend and odds are that Michigan State will fall out of the national rankings next week.

"There have been times we have lost a lot in a row," said MSU goaltender Jeff Lerg. "It is frustrating as a goaltender, if one puck goes by, you're not really sure if you're going to win the game. You put a lot of pressure on yourself right now, but it is one of those things. You have to find a way. We played really well. I think that was our best game we've had in the last three weeks. It's a bad bounce. It's only November, we're saving all the good bounces for March and April."

Lerg made 20 saves in Saturday night's 3-1 loss and Corey Tropp scored MSU's lone goal.

Friday night, Miami took a 5-1 decision.

Matt Schepke tallied the Spartans' only goal and Lerg finished with 28 saves.

Michigan State has lost four consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 19-Feb. 1, 1991 when MSU dropped a game to Lake Superior State, a series to Western Michigan and a single game at Ferris State.

The Spartans (4-6-0, 2-4-2-2 CCHA) head to Nebraska-Omaha this weekend for two CCHA contests.

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