The Northern Michigan University soccer team remains unbeaten in the 2010 season after fighting back from a one goal deficit on Sunday, October 3, against the Ashland University Eagles. The ‘Cats and Eagles tied, 1-1, after 110 minutes of play. The ‘Cats improve to 6-0-4 overall and 6-0-2 in the GLIAC while the Eagles have a 2-6-2 overall record and are 1-5-2 in GLIAC play.
The Eagles opened the scoring near the end of the first half as Angela Martinson barely slipped one by Wildcat goalkeeper Jessica Baker at 37:27 of the game. The Eagles carried their lead into half time but that lead didn’t last long into the second half. Under ten minutes into the half Wildcat sophomore forward, Amelia Johnson, scored the game tying goal. The goal was scored at the 53:12 mark of the game and was assisted by sophomore defender Missy Mohr.
Jessica Baker went the distance in net for the ‘Cats as she recorded nine saves on 10 Eagle shots. The Eagles outshot the ‘Cats, 17-8 during regulation play, neither team had a shot in the first overtime, but the ‘Cats outshot the Eagles in the second overtime, 3-1. Of the 11 shots on the day for the ‘Cats, six were on target.
Up next for the ‘Cats is a pair of home games. The ‘Cats will host Findlay at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 8 and Tiffin at noon on Sunday, October 10.