Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s soccer team used four goals in the second half to break open aclose game against Upper Iowa, 5-1, on Saturday afternoon at the NMU SoccerField.  With the win the â€Â˜Cats are now 4-3 for the season.  UIU drops to 7-4.


The Peacocks kicked in the first goal of the game to takethe early 1-0 lead at 18:42.  Brittney Buchanan tied the game with a goal at28:23 with an assist from Amanda Gadomski.


The second 45 minutes of play saw the â€Â˜Cats take the leadfor good on a Renee LeBlanc goal at 59:19.  She then made the score 3-1 with agoal at 60:50.  Meghan Sarna assisted on the goal.  LeBlanc hooked up withBuchanan, for her second goal of the game, which gave NMU the 4-1 lead.  Gadomskithen scored, unassisted, at 78:09 for the final margin.  LeBlanc ended the daywith two goals and an assist.


The â€Â˜Cats had 37 shots for the game as 23 were on goal.  UIUhad six shots with five on target.  NMU dominated the corner kicks with a nineto one advantage.  Karen LeBlanc played the entire 90 minutes in goal for theâ€Â˜Cats.  She ended the day with four saves.


Next week the â€Â˜Cats will play GLIAC foes Ferris State on Saturday (Oct. 1) and Grand Valley on Sunday (Oct. 2).  Both games will begin at12 p.m. (noon).



Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director