October 17, 2008

Soccer 'Cats Score First Goal In Three Games

MARQUETTE, MIch. – After going three games without scoring a goal the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team scored one goal, which turned out to be enough to defeat the visiting Saginaw Valley State Cardinals Friday on the NMU pitch. The win snaps a three-game skid by the Wildcats and improves its record to 8-8 overall and 4-6 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play. Saginaw Valley falls to 5-6 and 5-4 respectively.
Kari Buckel’s goal at 70:16 was all the ‘Cats needed on the afternoon. She now has a team-high eight goals on the season. Kara Music recorded her fourth shutout of the season and 17th in her career with six saves. She is the all-time career leader in shutouts for NMU. 
NMU had nine shots for the game while the Cardinals had eight. Saginaw Valley had two corner kicks for the afternoon as the ‘Cats did not have a corner kick in the game.
The ‘Cats will play its regular-season finals on Sunday (Oct. 19) at noon against the Timberwolves of Northwood University. It will be Senior Day for the five seniors on the squad.
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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