September 29, 2010

#21 Soccer at Lake Erie and Ashland

MARQUETTE, Mich. -The Northern Michigan University soccer team (5-0-3, 5-0-1 GLIAC) heads on the road after a successful six game home stand where the Wildcats went 4-0-2.

NMU finally cracked into NSCAA’s top 25 with a #21 ranking in the nation this week after making an honor mention appearance last week.

Kari Buckel was on the GLIAC women’s soccer honor roll for the week after she posted three goals on Homecoming weekend. She scored twice on Sunday against Saginaw Valley State (3-0 win) and once against Northwood (2-1 win) on Friday.

NMU is at the top of the GLIAC standings and many players are at the top of GLIAC statistics. Amelia Johnson leads the GLIAC in shots per game (3.75), Kari Buckel leads the GLIAC in assists (6), Jessica Baker leads the GLIAC in save percentage (.935) and Dana Stephens is second in the GLIAC in points (19) and goals (6).

The Wildcats two game road trip starts at Lake Erie (2-6, 0-6 GLIAC) on Friday (Oct. 1) at 2 PM. The Storm have been outscored by opponents 27-4. Freshman goalkeeper Megan Baldacci made a career-high 20 saves against Grand Valley and 10 against Ferris over the weekend. 

NMU travels to Ashland (2-5-1, 1-4-1 GLIAC) for a game on Sunday (Oct. 3) at noon. The Eagles have lost three in a row and five of the last six after opening the season with two wins. Ashland has played only one home game at Ferguson Field when they beat Drury to open the season.

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