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FINDLAY, Ohio â€Â“ 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.  With the win the â€Â˜Catsare still perfect for the season with a 5-0-2 record and a 1-0 mark in theGLIAC.  The Oilers with the loss drop to 4-3-1 overall and 0-1 in theconference.


Kerri Vander Velden gave the â€Â˜Cats the early 1-0 lead whenshe found the back of the net from close range at 50:39 of the game.  RachelVilders picked up the assist on the goal.  The Oilers tied the game at one-allat 67:30, before Samantha Szula gave the â€Â˜Cats the lead once again at 2-1 at74:21 of the match.  UF tied the match at 89:42 to send it to extra time. 


Michelle Gillespie scored the game-winning goal, unassisted,at 93:56 of the first overtime period.  The home team had the advantage in theshots with 25 to 17 for the â€Â˜Cats.  NMU had one corner kick for the game tofive for the Oilers.  Karen LeBlanc was in goal for NMU and registered eightsaves for the game.


The â€Â˜Cats play their final game of their tour of Americawith a match at the University of Minnesota-Duluth on Sunday (Sept. 26).  Thegame on Sunday will be their fifth straight on the road.





Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director