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UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s soccer team dropped their second game in a row on Sundayafternoon at Saginaw Valley State by a 5-1 count.  The â€Â˜Cats are 1-4-1 in thepast six games.  For the season NMU is 6-5-3 overall and 1-4-1 in the GLIAC. The Cardinals improve to 8-2-0 and 4-1-0 in conference play.


With the Cardinals leading 3-0, Kerrie Vander Velden scoredat the 80:40 mark of the game to register a goal for the â€Â˜Cats on thescoreboard (3-1).  Michelle Brown assisted on the goal.  The home team would goon to score goals at 87:01 and 88:25 of the game for the final margin.


NMU had 15 shots on the afternoon and five of the shots wereon goal.  The Cardinals ended the game with 19 shots and 10 were on goal.  Theâ€Â˜Cats used two goaltenders for the game as Karen LeBlanc started the game andlasted for 32:59 before Tabitha Magnan came in relief to play the final 57:01. LeBlanc had two saves and gave up one goal.  Magnan had three saves and fourgoals against.  SVSU had a total of seven corner kicks to three for NMU.


The â€Â˜Cats will play their final two games of the 2004campaign next week when they host Gannon on Saturday (Oct. 30) and Mercyhurston Sunday (Oct. 31).  Both games will kickoff at noon (12:00 p.m.).




Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director