September 22, 2011

‘Cats Look to Rebound This Weekend

Brekelle Sellers
Brekelle Sellers

MARQUETTE, Mich. –The Northern Michigan soccer teamlooks to rebound this weekend on the road after suffering its first loss of the season.

The ‘Cats tied Ferris State last Friday (Sept. 16) 0-0 in double overtime and dropped a 2-0 decision to Grand Valley State on Sunday (Sept. 18).  NMU enters the weekend 4-1-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference.

First up for the ‘Cats is a Friday (Sept. 23) matchup at Saginaw Valley State at 2 p.m.  The Cardinals enter the game after dropping a 1-0 decision to Tiffin and tying Findlay 0-0 in double overtime last weekend.  SVSU is 2-3-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the GLIAC.

The Cardinals are led by midfielder Kellsey Poston.  The sophomore leads all scorers with four points.  NMU holds a 10-7-1 mark versus SVSU and won both of last season’s meetings, outscoring the Cardinals 5-1.

The ‘Cats then travel to nearby Northwood to take on the Timberwolves on Sunday (Sept. 25) at noon.  Northwood enters the game after a thrilling double overtime defeat of Findlay (3-2) and a loss at Tiffin 4-0.  The Timberwolves are 3-2-0 overall and 2-2-0 in the GLIAC.

Northwood is led by forward Alyssa Tomassi.  The sophomore leads the Timberwolves with 10 points and four goals.  NMU holds an 8-6-2 mark versus Northwood, with both teams winning on their home pitch last season. 

Senior forward Chelsea Lyons and junior goalkeeper Jessica Baker will lead the way for the ‘Cats.  Lyons leads the team with six goals and 13 points on the season, while Baker has recorded three shutouts in seven appearances.

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