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MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ Entering thesoccer game on Monday, the Northern Michigan University Wildcats were 0-6 all-timeagainst the Bulldogs from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.  After playing110 minutes of soccer the â€Â˜Cats now have a tie against the Bulldogs as a resultof the 1-1 score.  NMU is now 2-0-1 on the season, while Duluth is 1-3-1.


UMD took the early lead when Pam Lensing scored at 37:33 onan assist from Elisa Cottingham.  A little over 32 minutes later the â€Â˜Catswould answer as Jami Beebe found the back of the net on a pass from KerriVander Velden at 69:39 of the game.  For the game the â€Â˜Cats had 18 shots to 16for the Bulldogs.  NMU had nine shots on goal as UMD managed eight.  Cornerkicks were also in favor of the home team on the day with 10 to the visitorâ€Â™ssix. 


Both teams had two shots during the extra time.  TheBulldogs had one in each overtime period as the â€Â˜Cats had two in the second 10minute session.  Karen LeBlanc saw her shutout streak end with the goal.  Forthe season her goals against average is 0.29.


The â€Â˜Cats now must go on the road for their next fivegames.  Up first is a swing through West Virginia, Sept. 15-18.  NMU will faceDavis & Elkins (Sept. 15), West Virginia Tech (Sept. 16) and West VirginiaWesleyan (Sept. 18).



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director