October 16, 2005

'Cats Drop Game In Second Ot

 

MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“ The Northern Michigan University womenâ€Â™s soccer team dropped its second game in a row on Sunday with a 2-1double-overtime decision to Saginaw Valley State.  The game was the finaloutdoor home game of the season.  The â€Â˜Cats will face Finlandia in the SuperiorDome on Saturday, Nov. 5 for the home finale.

 

NMU falls to 7-6-0 overall and 2-3-0 in the Great LakesIntercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).  SVSU is a perfect 4-0-0 in theGLIAC and 6-3-1 overall.

 

Stephanie Roy did all the damage for the Cardinals.  Shescored the opening goal of the game off of a free kick at 23:38.  BrittneyBuchanan tied the game with her fifth goal of the season at 58:01.  ReneeLeBlanc assisted on the goal.  The game was tied at one-all after 90 minutes ofplay.  The first overtime went scoreless.  Roy then knocked home thegame-winner off of a rebound at 105:40.  Kimberly Oberski assisted.

 

Karen LeBlanc had eight saves for the game.  Stacy LaLondalso had eight saves for the Cardinals.  NMU had 22 shots for the game as ninewere on-goal.  The Cardinals had 18 shots as 10 were on target.  SVSU had fivecorner kicks to three for the â€Â˜Cats.

 

The â€Â˜Cats will play the next three games away from Marquette.  NMU will travel to Erie, Pa. later in the week to take on Mercyhurst on Friday(Oct. 21) and Gannon on Sunday (Oct. 23).  The GLIAC finale will be atNorthwood on Sunday, Oct. 30.

 

 

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Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director
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