DULUTH, Minn. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ One penalty kick goal was notenough for the Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s soccer team Saturdayafternoon as Minnesota-Duluth defeated the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats 3-1.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Bulldogs improve to5-1 while NMU drops to 2-3 on the season.
The Bulldogs scored two second half goals by Abbey Bollig togive the home team the 2-0 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Her first goal was scored at 55:48 before sheadded her second goal at 59:44.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Renee LeBlanc then scored her fifth goal ofthe season on a penalty kick to cut the lead to 2-1 at 60:36.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UMD added a goalat 76:21 by Lisa Lerud for the final score.
Tabitha Magnan started in goal for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats and had threesaves and allowed two goals-against in 62:39 minutes of play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Karen LeBlancplayed 27:21 between the pipes for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats as she registered one goal-againstand had two saves.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU had two corner kicks for the game as both were in thefirst half.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Bulldogs had four for the game as all were in the secondhalf.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Shots were even as both teams had 14 for the game.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU had six in thefirst half and eight in the second 45 minutes of play.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UMD had three and 11respectively.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had one more shot on goal than the home team at nineto eight.
NMU will stay in Duluth to face St. Cloud at UMD tomorrow (Sept.11).