FINDLAY, Ohio – The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team went to Findlay, Ohio on Tuesday (Oct. 30) to face the University of Findlay in the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women’s Soccer Tournament. Earlier in the season the Oilers defeated the Wildcats 3-2 in Findlay. But Tuesday was a different story as NMU defeated the home team, 3-1.
With the win the ‘Cats are now 12-4-2 on the season and will advance to face Grand Valley State on Friday (Nov. 2) in the semifinals at GVSU. For UF the season is over as the Oilers ended the campaign, 10-8-0.
NMU knocked home one goal in the first half and two in the second to pick up the win. Kari Buckel gave the ‘Cats the early 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal at 2:42. That score would hold until Emily Lockery made the count 2-0 with an unassisted goal at 47:45. NMU’s next score was on a penalty kick as Renee LeBlanc found the back of the net with the ball for the 3-0 lead. UF added a late goal by Amanda Bachmayer at 83:51.
NMU had a slight advantage on the shots at 20-17. Eleven of the ‘Cats shots were on goal while the Oilers had eight shots on-target. UF did manage to get five corner kicks to two for NMU.
Kara Music went the distance for NMU in goal as she had seven saves. Ashley Wheaton for UF had eight saves.
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