Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s soccer team (1-0) opened up the 2005 season in a big way with a 2-0win over NCAA I member Youngstown State University (0-1) on Friday afternoon atthe NMU Soccer Field.  Renee LeBlanc was all the â€Â˜Cats needed on the day as shescored both goals for the home team.


After a scoreless first half of play, LeBlanc scored the firstgoal of the game a little over three minutes into the second half (48:17). Michelle Gillespie assisted on the goal.  LeBlanc scored her second goal of thegame at the 59:49 mark, unassisted. 


The other LeBlanc on the squad, Karen, had six saves in goalfor the â€Â˜Cats.  Both teams had 13 shots for the game.  The Penguins had fourcorner kicks to two for the â€Â˜Cats.


NMU will hit the road for the next five games.  First up isa trip to the Chicago area to tangle with Lewis University on Sunday afternoon(Aug. 28).



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director