MARQUETTE, Mich. – Defense was the story of the day, as the Northern Michigan soccer team settled for a scoreless tie (0-0) with Ashland University today (Oct. 2) to conclude homecoming weekend.
With the tie, the ‘Cats stand at 6-2-3 overall and 4-2-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Ashland remains at 4-5-2 overall and 3-3-2 in the GLIAC. The tie also keeps the ‘Cats perfect home record intact, as NMU is 3-0-1 in Marquette this season.
The ‘Cats offense had their chances throughout the match, putting five shots on net compared to just two for the Eagles.
“I am happy with the way we played today," said head coach Matt Granstrand. "I thought we had a good brand of offense and played hard for 110 minutes."
The ‘Cats stingy defense continued its dominating weekend, allowing the Eagles few chances to enter deep into the NMU territory. NMU allowed Ashland only two chances at the net during regulation.
The two overtime periods saw only one shot on goal by NMU while Ashland failed to strike the net.
"We played a very good Ashland team today, so I am pleased to come away with a tie," said Granstrand.
NMU travels to Ohio next weekend for a pair of matches against GLIAC South foes. The ‘Cats face Findlay on Friday (Oct. 7) at 4 p.m. and Tiffin on Sunday (Oct. 9) at noon.
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