MARQUETTE, Mich. – For the first time this season the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team won a game without a shutout. The Wildcats defeated Ferris State University on Friday afternoon, 3-1, on the NMU Soccer Field. With the win the ‘Cats are now 10-3-2 overall and 3-2-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) while the Bulldogs fall to 6-9-0 and 4-3-0 respectively.
Dana Stephens gave the ‘Cats the early 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal at 18:46 for her fourth of the season. Casey Wilcox, second goal of the season, made the count 2-0 at 19:32 with an assist by Amanda Gadomski. Kari Buckel scored her fifth goal of the season at 50:14 to give the ‘Cats a 3-0 lead. Ferris added a goal on a header by Stevie Salow at 65:51.
Kara Music had three saves for the day. NMU kicked 17 shots for the match as 11 were on-goal. Ferris had six shots with four on-target. The ‘Cats had the advantage on the corner kicks with seven to three for the Bulldogs.
The ‘Cats will face the number one team in NCAA II women’s soccer on Sunday (Oct. 21) at 12 p.m. (noon) when they face the Grand Valley State Lakers.
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