'Cats Score In Ot For GLIAC Win
FINDLAY, Ohio ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University soccer team opened up GLIAC play with a big 3-2 win over TheUniversity of Findlay on Friday afternoon in overtime.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the win the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Catsare still perfect for the season with a 5-0-2 record and a 1-0 mark in theGLIAC.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Oilers with the loss drop to 4-3-1 overall and 0-1 in theconference.
Kerri Vander Velden gave the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the early 1-0 lead whenshe found the back of the net from close range at 50:39 of the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ RachelVilders picked up the assist on the goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Oilers tied the game at one-allat 67:30, before Samantha Szula gave the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats the lead once again at 2-1 at74:21 of the match.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UF tied the match at 89:42 to send it to extra time.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Michelle Gillespie scored the game-winning goal, unassisted,at 93:56 of the first overtime period.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The home team had the advantage in theshots with 25 to 17 for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had one corner kick for the game tofive for the Oilers.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Karen LeBlanc was in goal for NMU and registered eightsaves for the game.
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats play their final game of their tour of Americawith a match at the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Sunday (Sept. 26).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Thegame on Sunday will be their fifth straight on the road.