MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team’s two-game winning streak is now history. The Wildcats were defeated at home on Wednesday afternoon, by Mercyhurst College, in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener for both teams by a 5-1 count. The ‘Cats fall to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the GLIAC while the Lakers improve to 2-1 and 1-0 in the conference.
The Lakers scored the first three goals of the game. Lisa Casement scored a little over 12 minutes into the game (12:16) to take the lead and never looked back. Sarah Powell scored the first of her two goals on the day at 41:25 before adding her second marker at 79:48.
Amanda Gadomski tallied the lone goal for the ‘Cats on the afternoon at 80:10 of the contest. Gadomski’s second goal of the season cut the lead to 3-1. Casement made the score 4-1 with her second goal of the game at 83:45. Maria Amicone scored the final goal of the game at 84:48. Her goal was assisted by Christine Rehnert.
The Lakers had doubled the shots than the ‘Cats at 21-10. Two goalkeepers saw action for NMU as Kara Music played a little more than 81 minutes with three goals-against and eight saves. Dana Bush played a little less than nine minutes and gave up two goals with two saves. NMU did have 10 corner kicks to five for MC.
NMU will host Findlay on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Noon at the NMU Soccer Field behind the Superior Dome.
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