MARQUETTE, Mich. – It might have been a cold day at the Northern Michigan University soccer field, but the team was hot. Kara Music and Jessica Baker combined for the shutout and five different Wildcats scored in the 8-0 win over the visiting Ferris State Bulldogs.
With the win the ‘Cats improve to 6-6-1 overall and 4-4-1 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play. Ferris falls to 1-10-2 and 1-7-1 respectively.
NMU tallied three goals in the first half and five in the second in the win. Amelia Johnson scored the first goal of the game and third of the season at 24:13 on an assist from Dana Stephens. Stephens then made the score 2-0 with her team-leading seventh goal of the season at 26:21. Johnson scored the final goal of the half for the 3-0 lead at 29:42 for her fourth of the season and second of the day.
Stephens opened up the scoring for the second half with her second of the day and added to her team-leading goal count with her eighth of the season at 47:04. Celia Sturos assisted on the goal. Kari Buckel notched her third maker of the season at 52:06 for a 5-0 score. Stephens assisted on the goal. A little over five minutes later, Ashley DeKeyser, made the score 6-0 with her third goal of the season at 57:17. Buckel added a goal on a penalty kick at 62:48 for a 7-0 score for her fourth goal of the season and second of the day. Emily Lockery scored the final goal of the day at 72:20 for her second of the season. Joanna Kiilunen assisted on the goal.
Music and Baker combined for three saves for the game. NMU had 20 shots for the game with 12 on-goal. Ferris recorded five shots with three on-goal. The ‘Cats had seven corner kicks to two for the Bulldogs.
NMU is back on the road for its next two games. The ‘Cats are at Saginaw Valley State (Oct. 16) and Northwood (Oct. 18) this coming week.
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