NMU Women’s Soccer gets road win at Saginaw Valley
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. (WLUC) - Northern Michigan University Women’s Soccer picked up their third straight win as the Wildcats defeated Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference (GLIAC) opponent Saginaw Valley State University 3-2 on Thursday afternoon.
WASTING NO TIME
The Wildcats put a goal on the board within the first 10 minutes of the match.
After a Cardinal throw-in, Caroline Halonen was able to take the ball from SVSU. Halonen then took a high shot from deep that, with the keeper in the middle of the box, went into the net passing directly by the right post at 8:16.
Brenna Musser scored the next goal, her first as an NMU student-athlete, in the 22nd minute. She took a shot from the right side of the box, which went past the SVSU keeper for the goal.
The Cardinals scored a goal in the 40th minute, which sent the teams into the half with the Wildcats up 2-1.
THAT WAS QUICK
Halonen tallied another goal in the opening minutes of the second half for NMU. In the 48th minute, the junior came running in to take a shot just left of center, seven yards out. The shot went over the outstretched, leaping opposing keeper and in the net.
A goal in the final seconds pulled SVSU within one, but the Wildcats prevailed 3-2.
NMU outshot the Cardinals 16-11 in the match.
Shenae Kreps, the goalkeeper for the ‘Cats, had her best showing of the season with a season-high four saves and a save percentage of .667.
NMU has one more road match before they close out the regular season with six consecutive home contests. The Wildcats take on Ashland Saturday at 1 p.m.
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