September 8, 2010

Soccer 'Cats Pick Up First Win Of The Season

Kari Buckel
Kari Buckel

 HOUGHTON, Mich. – Northern Michigan University soccer team out-shot the Michigan Tech Huskies Wednesday night in the first-ever soccer varsity game between the two schools.  The Wildcats scored three goals in the first half en route to a 4-1 win.  NMU improves to 1-0-1 overall on the season and 1-0-0 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.  MTU falls to 1-1-0 and 0-1-0 respectively.

Less than five minutes into the contest Amelia Johnson opened up the scoring (4:36) on an assist from Becky Schmidt.  MTU tied the game at 12:48 on an unassisted goal by Lindsey Van Rooy.  NMU would score two more times in the first half on another goal by Johnson (19:07) for the 2-1 score assisting were Missy Mohr and Buckel. 

Dana Stephens then scored her second goal of the season at 23:01 for a 3-1 margin.  Buckel picked up her second assist on the night.  Johnson scored her third goal of the night in the second half at 62:23 for the final margin (4-1).  Buckel, with her third assist of the night, and Stepehns had the helpers.

For the game the ‘Cats had 19 shots to eight for the Huskies.  Twelve of NMU’s shots were on-goal.  Jessica Baker in front of the net for the ‘Cats had two saves on the night.  NMU had three corner kicks to one for MTU. 

The ‘Cats still have two more games this week, both at home.  Friday (Sept. 10) NMU hosts non-conference foe Minnesota-Duluth at 4 p.m.  Sunday (Sept. 12) the ‘Cats are back in conference play with a date against the Panthers of Ohio Dominican at 1 p.m.

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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director
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