Soccer Opens Season With a Tie
MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University soccer team opened up its 2010 season at home against Concordia-St. Paul Saturday afternoon. It looked as if the Wildcats would leave the NMU Soccer Field with a win. But, Concordia-St. Paul had other ideas and sent the game into two overtimes as the game ended at 1-1. NMU falls to 0-0-1 on the season while Concordia-St. Paul is 0-1-1.
Dana Stephens gave the ‘Cats the early 1-0 lead at 51:01 of the contest on an assist from Kari Buckel. Concordia-St. Paul would score to tie the game with 16 ticks left on the clock in regulation. After an extra 20 minutes of play neither team scored to end the game.
NMU had 18 shots for the game with 12 being on-goal. Concordia-St. Paul only had eight shots for the game, but six were on-goal. Jessica Baker recorded five saves in goal for the ‘Cats. NMU had eight corner kicks to three for Concordia-St. Paul.
NMU will travel to Houghton Wednesday Sept. 8 to take on the Michigan Tech Huskies for the first time ever in a varsity soccer match. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
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