MARQUETTE, Mich. –The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team beat Saginaw Valley State 3-0 on a windy day at the Outdoor Fields to remain undefeated and atop the GLIAC standings. The win moves the Wildcats to 4-0-3 and 4-0-1 in GLIAC play. Saginaw Valley moves to 4-3-1 and 3-2-1 in conference play.
Coach Granstrand was very pleased with his teams performance, “That’s the best we’ve played all year against a good Saginaw Valley team. Even the game against Grand Valley.”
Goaltender Jessica Baker recorded another shutout while teammates Kari Buckel and Dana Stephens each had multiple point games. Stephens opened up the scoring at 14:34 of the first half with an unassisted goal. Kari Buckel scored her first goal of the season and game on a penalty kick at 33:34. She scored again off an assist from Dana Stephens at 54:02.
Granstrand also talked about Jessica Baker’s shut out. “We’ve always known how good Jessica is. We’ve just had so many talented goalies. She’s getting her chance now.”
Saginaw had a few scoring chances. One shot was headed into the crossbar and another hit the post. Baker recorded 9 saves for the Wildcats and Laura Van de Valk had 4 for the Cardinals.
Next up for the Wildcats is Northwood on Sunday, September 26 at noon from the Outdoor Fields.
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