MARQUETTE, Mich. – Excitement was not missing from the second day of action at the Northern Michigan University Wildcat Soccer Invitational as both games took a little bit longer than 90 minutes to complete. The first game of the day saw Bemidji State defeat Minnesota-Duluth 2-1. NMU picked up its first win of the season in the second game of the day with a 2-1 victory.
The Beavers (2-0) struck first against the Bulldogs (0-3) with a goal at 76:29 by Briana Scanlan. Jamie Ford and Analey Skog picked up assists on the goal. UMD answered with a goal by Leah Headrick almost 12 minutes later (87:01). Ford then knocked home the game-winner at 98:19. Kari McAllen recorded the assist on the game-winner in overtime. The Bulldogs had the advantage on both shots (17-9) and corner kicks (5-2).
The ‘Cats (1-1), after a scoreless first 45 minutes, struck first against the Huskies (1-1) on the strength of a goal by Ashley DeKeyser in the 61st minute of play (61:59). It did not take St. Cloud long to answer with a goal by Lindsey Sather (65:51). Regulation ended in a one-all score. In the overtime session, Ellen Frondorf put the ball in the back of the net off a corner kick (Meghan Sarna) for the win at 92:58. It was Frondorf’s first career goal.
NMU had a slight edge on shots (10-8) and corner kicks (5-4). Kara Music turned away three shots in the winning effort.
NMU will jump on a bus Monday (Sept. 1) morning for the trek to Lewis. The ‘Cats will face the Flyers on Tuesday (Sept. 2).
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