ASHLAND, Ohio ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s soccer team ended its five-day, three-game road trip with a game at Ashland on Sunday afternoon.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU was defeated by the Eagles, 3-2, to endthe trip with a 2-1 slate. ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ With the loss the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats are now 7-5 overall forthe 2005 campaign and 2-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate AthleticConference.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ AU improves to 9-3 and 3-0 in the GLIAC.
The Eagles got on the board first with a goal 1:12 into thegame.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Renee LeBlanc tied the game with her 12th goal of the seasonless than a minute later (1:59).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brittney Buchanan assisted on the goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ AUtook the lead again at 2-1 with a goal by Caitlin Carducci at 12:12.
Amanda Gadomski tied the game at two-all with a goal at60:16.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Maria Manzo from Ashland scored what turned out to be the game-winner14 seconds later (60:30).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU had eight shots for the game as six were on goal.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ AUtallied 17 shots for the afternoon with 12 on target.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The home team had sixcorner kicks while the visitors had two.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Karen LeBlanc had nine saves on theday for the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats in goal.
NMU will play their final home outside game of the season onSunday (Oct. 16) against Saginaw Valley.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats will face Finlandia for thehome finale on Nov. 5 in the Superior Dome.