Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s soccer team had a three-game swing in West Virginia lastweek.  The â€Â˜Cats ended the trip with a 2-0-1 slate and are now 4-0-2 on theseason.  NMU will play their first GLIAC game this Friday (Sept. 24) at TheUniversity of Findlay.  The â€Â˜Cats will face Minnesota-Duluth for the secondtime this season on Sunday (Sept. 26) in Duluth, Minn.  The â€Â˜Cats tied theBulldogs in Marquette almost three weeks ago 1-1.


NMU started the W. Va. swing with a 4-3 win over Davis &Elkins in two overtimes.  Down 1-0, NMU scored an own goal to tie the match atone-all at 13:30.  Davis & Elkins scored the next two goals to take the 3-1lead before Renee LeBlanc narrowed the lead to 3-2 with a goal at 69:39 of thematch.  Marley Garceo then tied the game at three-all with a goal at 82:30before she scored the game-winner in the second overtime at 101:38.


The second match of the swing was against West Virginia Techas the â€Â˜Cats easily won 9-0.  Kerri Vander Velden scored the first goal for theâ€Â˜Cats.  Adding goals were Samantha Szula, LeBlanc (2), Amanda Gadomski, M.Garceo, Emily Garceo, Erica Graves and Robin Moliassa. 


NMUâ€Â™s final match of the trip was against West VirginiaWesleyan.  Down 2-0 after the first 45 minutes of play the â€Â˜Cats scored twicein the second half as neither team scored in the extra periods for a 2-2score.  Michelle Gillespie got the â€Â˜Cats on the scoreboard with a goal at 69:58. Rachel Vilders assisted on the goal.  Vilders then tied the game at two-allwith her second goal of the season at 83:56.


Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director