ST. PAUL, Minn. – For the fifth time this season the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team did not let the ball find the back of the net. Kari Buckel scored all three goals on Friday in the Wildcats 3-0 win over Concordia-St. Paul. NMU is now 4-1-1 on the season while CSP falls to 1-5-2.
Entering the game Buckel, a freshman from Traverse City, Mich., had not registered a point on the season. She recorded her first career hat trick in her sixth game in a NMU uniform. Buckel’s first goal was at 16:01 on an assist from Joanna Kiilunen. Her next goal was a little over seven minutes into the second half (52:03) on the right side in front of the goal. Casey Wilcox and Amanda Gadomski assisted on the goal. Buckel was not done as she scored her third goal of the game at 57:38. Wilcox picking up her second assist for the game and Renee LeBlanc gave her the ball on a breakaway on the right side of the goal.
Kara Music and Dana Bush combined for the shutout. Music had two saves for the game. After six games, NMU has given up three goals. The ‘Cats save-percentage is currently .917 percent and the team has a 0.48 goals-against average.
NMU doubled up on shots as the ‘Cats had 14 to seven for the home team. Ten of NMU’s shots were on goal while CSP had two on target. Corner kicks were in favor of NMU at 2-1.
The ‘Cats will face Winona State on Sunday (Sept. 16).
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