September 26, 2004

'Cats In Ot Again, But Lose To Um-duluth


 

DULUTH, Minn. â€Â“ Almost threeweeks ago in Marquette the Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s soccer team andtheir counterparts from the University of Minnesota-Duluth played to a 1-1 tie. Today the site was changed to Duluth, and the result was different as theBulldogs pulled off the 3-2 win in overtime.  For the â€Â˜Cats it was there thirdOT game in a row and sixth of the season, which is a new NMU record.  NNU isnow 5-1-2 overall for the season.  The Bulldogs are 2-3-3. 

 

Michelle Gillespie scored both goals for the â€Â˜Cats onSunday.  Her first goal of the game at 33:05 gave the â€Â˜Cats the early 1-0lead.  Rachel Vilders assisted on the goal.  With the score tie at one-all,Gillespie found the back of the net to give the â€Â˜Cats the lead at 51:44 of thegame.  The Bulldogs tied the game with a goal at 77:58, on a penalty kickbefore scoring the game-winning three minutes into the first overtime period(93:00).

 

Karen LeBlanc started in goal for the â€Â˜Cats and had foursaves and one goal against.  Tabitha Magnan came in relief and had three savesand two goals against.  The Bulldogs had the advantage on the shots with a 13 to eight margin.  Corner kicks the home team had an eight to two favor.

 

The NMU team will get off the road after playing fivestraight with a non-conference home game against Northland Baptist on Saturday,Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.

 

 

 



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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