MARQUETTE, Mich. – After losing a hard fought game Friday to Saginaw Valley State the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team was on the other side Sunday. NMU and Northwood University played a tight game on a windy day on the NMU Soccer Field. The Timberwolves struck first, but the ‘Cats came back with two goals in the first half and then added an insurance marker in the second 45 minutes of play for a 3-2 win.
NMU improves to 5-4 overall on the season and 3-2 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play. Northwood falls to 4-4-1 and 1-3-1 respectively.
Over two minutes into the contest the Timberwolves scored first on a goal by Marie Zaccagni (2:33). Dana Stephens scored the first of her two goals on the day at 10:33 to tie the count at one-all. Also in the first half Joanna Kiilunen gave the ‘Cats the 2-1 lead at 22:00.
Stephens scored her second goal of the day at 60:15 to give the home team the 3-1 lead at 60:15 on an assist from Celia Sturos. This is the second Sunday in a row in which Stephens has scored two goals in a game. Four of her five goals for the season have been scored in the past three games. Mallory McCarthy added the final score of the day for Northwood at 68:58. Kara Music had seven saves in goal for the ‘Cats.
Shots were in favor of NMU at 15-10, but shots on-goal were almost even as Northwood had one more than NMU with nine. NMU had one more corner kick than the Timberwolves with five.
The ‘Cats play at Findlay (Oct. 2) and Tiffin (Oct. 4) this coming week.
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