FINDLAY, Ohio – It took the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team a little extra time Friday afternoon to defeat the University of Findlay Oilers on its own pitch. Trailing 2-0 in the second half the Wildcats came alive and scored twice in regulation to send the game to extra time. A little over 15 minute into overtime the ‘Cats scored the game-winning goal to take the game 3-2. The ‘Cats have now won three games in a row and have scored a total of seven goals. NMU is now 10-8 overall on the season and 6-6 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The Oilers fall to 5-9-1 and 4-7-1 respectively.
Findlay jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal by Amanda Bachmayer at 17:22. The home team made the count 2-0 at 65:28 on the strength of a goal by Ashley Ruz. In a span of about 10 minutes NMU was back in the game with back-to-back goals. Dana Stephens cut the lead in half with an unassisted goal at 73:54. Celia Sturos at 83:09 tied the game at two-all with her first goal of the season. Abigail Debiak at 105:11 kicked home the game-winner on an assist from Meghan Sarna.
Shots were almost even as NMU had one more than the Oilers at 13-12. The home team had one more corner kick than the ‘Cats at four to three. Kara Music had two saves in goal.
NMU will continue on its road trek with a game at Tiffin on Sunday (Oct. 26) with kickoff set for noon.
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