ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team faced Grand Valley State today in the second semifinal game in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women’s Soccer Tournament. Saginaw Valley State defeated Tiffin in the first game of the day (2-1). The Lakers scored six unanswered goals in the first half then added three in the second half. The Wildcats scored a goal on a penalty kick right before the half for a 9-1 score.
NMU ends the season at 10-9-1 overall. Grand Valley State currently 18-0-2 will face Saginaw Valley State (14-2-2) Sunday for the GLIAC Championship.
Katie Johnson opened up the scoring a little over a minute into the game (1:18). Ashley Botts (7:12) and Jaleen Dingledine (8:33) added goal of their own a minute and some change apart. Dingledine added another marker at 20:37 for a 4-0 score. Erin Hilbert scored for Grand Valley State at 36:44 before the Lakers scored an own goal for a 6-0 score. Right before the half (44:43) Emily Lockery kicked home a penalty kick to get the ‘Cats on the board (6-1). For Lockery it was her third goal of the season.
Maria Brown began the second half with a goal at 70:22. About nine minutes later (79:04), Lindsey Marlow, made the count 8-1 with a goal. Hilbert scored her second goal of the game at 82:07 for the final count.
Kara Music began the game in goal for the ‘Cats and recorded five saves. Jessica Baker played nine minutes in front of the net, but did not register a save. Grand Valley State had 20 shots for the game with 14 being on-goal. NMU had six shots for the game with five on-goal. Corner kicks were also in favor of the home team (6-2).
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