November 10, 2009
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team concluded the 2009 season with an overall record of 10-9-1 and a 7-6-1 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). NMU finished fourth in the GLIAC and lost to Grand Valley State in the semifinals of the conference tournament. For the season the Wildcats were 5-3 at home and 5-6-1 away from Marquette which included a 1-0 mark at a neutral site. The ‘Cats scored a season-high eight goals against Ferris State Oct. 11.
NMU ended the season by winning four of its last six games. Dana Stephens led the ‘Cats with 11 goals as she also added three assists. She was third in the GLIAC in goals and tied for first in game-winning goals with six. Kari Buckel and Joanna Kiilunen shared the team lead in assists with five each.
Kara Music ended the season with a 1.85 goal-against average, a 1.61 save-percentage and three shutouts. Her 120 saves for the 2009 season ranked her second in the GLIAC. Music ended her NMU career with a record of 47-25-4 with a goal-against average of 1.17 and a .820 save-percentage. Her 21 shutouts is at top of the NMU career list. Music also leaves NMU with career records for saves (393), goal-against average and wins.
NMU placed three players on the 2009 All-GLIAC Women’s Soccer Team as Stephens, Becky Schmidt and Music were all named to the second team.
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