Press Box


MIDLAND, Mich. â€Â“ Wednesday afternoon at Northwood University the Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s soccer team played a conference contestagainst The University of Findlay.  Renee LeBlanc scored both goals, in thesecond half, in the â€Â˜Cats 2-1 overtime win against the Oilers.  NMU is now 6-4overall and 2-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  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).  LeBlanc tied the gamewith her ninth goal of the season at 51:25.  Abigail Debiak assisted.  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.   Ã‚ ForLeBlanc it was her fourth game-winning goal for 2005.  Debiak assisted on thegame-winner.  Entering the game on Wednesday, Debiak had no goals or assists. Karen LeBlanc had five saves against the Oilers.


NMU had 19 shots for the game as 11 were on goal.  UFmanaged nine shots for the game with six on target.  The Oilers had theadvantage on the corner kicks with five to the â€Â˜Cats three.  NMU was called forfive offsides for the game.


The â€Â˜Cats will face West Virginia Wesleyan on Fridayafternoon (Oct. 7) at Northwood.  The third game of the road swing has theâ€Â˜Cats facing the Ashland University Eagles on Sunday (Oct. 9).






Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director