MARQUETTE, Mich. – Three first half goals were all the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team needed Friday afternoon against the Northern Michigan University Wildcats. The Lakers added a score in the second half to take the 4-1 game.
The loss drops the Wildcats to 5-6-1 overall on the season and 3-4-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Grand Valley State improves to 11-0-2 and 7-0-1 respectively.
Katie Johnson scored the first goal for the Lakers a little over five minutes into the game (5:41) on an assist from Jaleen Dingledine. Grand Valley State’s next goal came off the foot of Dingledine at 21:10, unassisted. The final goal of the first half was scored by Kayla Addison on an assist from Megan Brown at 41:48. Irie Dennis made the score 4-0 at 51:52 with her goal. NMU got on the board when Celia Sturos scored her third goal of the season at 74:23 on a helper from Kari Buckel.
Shots were in favor of the Lakers 28-8. Grand Valley State recorded 20 shots on-goal as the ‘Cats had five. The Lakers had the advantage on corner kicks with a 10-6 count. Kara Music started in goal for the ‘cats and she ended the game with 13 saves. Jessica Baker played a little over eight minutes and had eight saves.
After a day off the ‘Cats will be back on the pitch by hosting the Ferris State Bulldogs Sunday (Oct. 11) at noon.
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