MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ MattGrandtrandÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s debut as the Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s soccer coach onSaturday afternoon was a success.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats defeated Minnesota-Crookston by ascore of 2-0 on a less than August day in the U.P.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The temperature was in thehigh 50s to low 60s for the game with the wind blowing for the majority of thegame.
Michelle Gillespie scored the first goal of the game on anassist from Michelle Brown.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The score came at 2:54 of the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Marley Garceoadded the second goal at 60:10 for the margin.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Rachel Vilders assisted on thegoal.
Karen LeBlanc getting her first career start in goal hadthree saves on the day. The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had eight corner kicks against the GoldenEagles.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For the game the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats managed 18 shots while only letting thevisitors have six.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU will face MSU-Moorhead on Sunday, Aug. 29 at 2:00 p.m. for their next game.