September 7, 2009
DULUTH, Minn. – The Northern Michigan University soccer team split on its weekend trek through Minnesota. Monday the Wildcats lost to UM-Duluth 3-2 to even its record to 2-2 on the season. The Bulldogs with the win won its first game of the season (1-1). Saturday the ‘Cats defeated Concordia (3-0).
The Bulldogs struck first with a goal at 17:56 from Lauren Graydon for the early 1-0 lead. Amelia Johnson tied the score with her second goal of the season in the 51st minute (51:19) on an assist from Becky Schmidt and Joanna Kiilunen. About six minutes (57:15) later UM-Duluth would take over the lead once again on a goal by Clare Dahmen. Ashley DeKeyser scoring her second goal of the weekend tied the score at two-all at 71:36. Johnson and Brittany Buckingham assisted on the goal. The Bulldogs would not let the tie stand for that long as Leah Kramer kicked home the game-winner for the home team at 76:11.
UM-Duluth had the advantage on shots with 13 to eight for NMU. Five of NMU’s shots were on-goal while the Bulldogs had eight of their shots on-target. Kara Music began the game in goal for the ‘Cats and lasted a little over 81 minutes of play. She recorded four saves and was credited with all three Bulldog goals. Jessica Baker in relief had a save. NMU had one corner kick for the contest while UM-Duluth kicked three.
The squad will have a little break before its next game. NMU will face Ashland Sunday, Sept. 13 in its home and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener. The game is set to kickoff at noon.
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