MIDLAND, Mich. – For the second game in a row on its road trip the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team need a little extra time to settle the game. Today at Northwood the Wildcats defeated the Timberwolves in double overtime by score of 2-1. Friday at Saginaw Valley State the ‘Cats lost to the Cardinals 1-0 in double overtime on a penalty kick.
With the win the ‘Cats improve to 7-7-1 overall and 5-5-1 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play. The Timberwolves fall to 7-7-1 and 5-5-1 respectively.
Northwood struck first with a goal at 48:19 by Mallory McCarthy. Joanna Kiilunen tied the score at one-all with her fourth goal of the season at 79:42. Becky Schmidt assisted on the goal. Dana Stephens kicked home the game-winner at 106:48. For Stephens it was her ninth goal of the season and fourth game-winner, both lead the team. Kaelah Mizzi assisted on the goal.
Kara Music recorded six saves on the afternoon. The ‘Cats had 20 shots for the game with 12 being on-goal. Northwood countered with 12 shots with seven on-target. The Timberwolves had five corner kicks to just one for the ‘Cats.
NMU will play its final two regular season home games this coming week. First up is a Friday afternoon encounter against Findlay (Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.) then a Sunday showdown against Tiffin (Oct. 25 at noon).
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