MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™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.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the win the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are now 4-3 for the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UIU drops to 7-4.
The Peacocks kicked in the first goal of the game to takethe early 1-0 lead at 18:42.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brittney Buchanan tied the game with a goal at28:23 with an assist from Amanda Gadomski.
The second 45 minutes of play saw the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats take the leadfor good on a Renee LeBlanc goal at 59:19.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She then made the score 3-1 with agoal at 60:50.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Meghan Sarna assisted on the goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ LeBlanc hooked up withBuchanan, for her second goal of the game, which gave NMU the 4-1 lead.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Gadomskithen scored, unassisted, at 78:09 for the final margin. ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ LeBlanc ended the daywith two goals and an assist.
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats had 37 shots for the game as 23 were on goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UIUhad six shots with five on target.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU dominated the corner kicks with a nineto one advantage.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Karen LeBlanc played the entire 90 minutes in goal for theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ She ended the day with four saves.
Next week the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will play GLIAC foes Ferris State on Saturday (Oct. 1) and Grand Valley on Sunday (Oct. 2).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Both games will begin at12 p.m. (noon).