UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – After dropping three games in a row by the same 1-0 score the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team snapped its losing skid against the Cardinals of Saginaw Valley State University Friday afternoon. The Wildcats scored twice in the first half and picked up a goal in the second half to take the win by a score of 3-2. It was the ‘Cats first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) win of the season. NMU is now 5-5 overall on the season and 1-3 in the GLIAC. The Cardinals fall to 2-3 and 2-1 respectively.
For the second time this season Kari Buckel scored two goals in a game. She currently leads the team with four goals for the season. NMU took the early 1-0 lead when Buckel scored at 12:02 of the game. Casey Wilcox made the count 2-0 with a goal at 15:42.
Saginaw Valley got on the board with a goal at 18:49 by Stephanie Roy. Buckel scored her second goal of the game at 57:38 for the 3-1 1 score with an assist from Wilcox. Saginaw Valley scored its final goal at 72:48 as it was again by Roy.
NMU had one more shot than the home team at 18-17. The Cardinals did have four corner kicks to three for the ‘Cats. Kara Music in front of the net picked up 11 saves.
NMU will face Northwood on Sunday (Sept. 28) on its current road swing.
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