September 28, 2011

Soccer Returns Home

MARQUETTE, Mich. – After spending the last six games on the road, the Northern Michigan soccer team returns home this weekend for two games against Lake Erie and Ashland for homecoming weekend.  

The ‘Cats defeated Saginaw Valley State 2-1 in overtime last Friday (Sept. 23) and lost to Northwood 4-1 on Sunday (Sept. 25). NMU is 5-2-2 overall and 3-2-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Matt Granstrand’s team will open up the weekend against Lake Erie on Friday at 2 p.m. The Storm enters the weekend after a 4-0 loss to Grand Valley and 1-0 loss to Ferris State last week. Lake Erie is 1-8 overall and 0-6 in the GLIAC.

The Storm leads the conference in saves with 67 and a 7.44 average per goal. Meghan Ambrose leads the team with five points on three shots and two goals. Two of her goals were scored against Tiffin (Sept. 11) for a season high. The last time these two teams faced each other at Lake Erie (Oct. 1, 2010), the ‘Cats came out on top, 4-2.

On Sunday (Oct. 1), Ashland will come to town for a match beginning at noon. The Eagles coming off of two shut out loses against Ferris State (3-0) and Grand Valley State (4-0). Ashland is 3-5-1 overall and 2-3-1 in the GLIAC.

The Eagles are led by Kathleen Demaree. The freshman forward leads the team with seven points and three goals.

Chelsea Lyons leads NMU with 16 points and seven goals. Lyons is tied for first in the GLIAC with Grand Valley’s Ashley Botts for points. Goalie Jessica Baker has also been strong for NMU with 38 saves on the season (.776 pct.)

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Prepared By
Jamie Carter
NMU Athletics
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