Leblanc And Debiak Connect Twice In Ot Win
MIDLAND, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Wednesday afternoon at Northwood University the Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s soccer team played a conference contestagainst The University of Findlay.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Renee LeBlanc scored both goals, in thesecond half, in the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats 2-1 overtime win against the Oilers.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU is now 6-4overall and 2-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Findlay falls to 4-6 and 0-1 in the GLIAC.
The Oilers jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when Ali Cariglioscored a goal almost six minutes into the game (5:50).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ LeBlanc tied the gamewith her ninth goal of the season at 51:25.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Abigail Debiak assisted.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ After 90minutes of play it was tied at one-all.
Less than a minute into the overtime period (90:55), LeBlancscored again for her team-high 10th goal of the season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ForLeBlanc it was her fourth game-winning goal for 2005.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Debiak assisted on thegame-winner.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Entering the game on Wednesday, Debiak had no goals or assists.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Karen LeBlanc had five saves against the Oilers.
NMU had 19 shots for the game as 11 were on goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ UFmanaged nine shots for the game with six on target.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Oilers had theadvantage on the corner kicks with five to the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats three.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was called forfive offsides for the game.
The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will face West Virginia Wesleyan on Fridayafternoon (Oct. 7) at Northwood.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The third game of the road swing has theÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats facing the Ashland University Eagles on Sunday (Oct. 9).