Score: Saginaw Valley 1, Indianapolis 0
Records: SVSU (1-1) | UINDY (1-1)
Location: Key Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS – Saginaw Valley State University Women's Soccer team earned their first victory of the 2017 campaign against the University of Indianapolis 1-0, Sunday (Sept. 3) afternoon. The Cardinals out-shot the Greyhounds in both halves of the game, recording a 5-2 edge in the first and a 6-5 in the second earning a 11-7 upper hand overall. Indianapolis posted three shots on goal, while Saginaw Valley noted five.
The first half of the contest remained scoreless between the two teams. SVSU placed the only goal on the board in the second half at the 54:10 mark taking the 1-0 lead and eventually winning the contest.
Inside the Boxscore
• Valentina Giambanco had two shots and contributed the first goal of the 2017 season.
• Alex Hilliard and Lindsay Stroebel had three shots for SVSU, with Stroebel leading the pack with two on net.
• Jennifer Muana, Amanda Minissale and Samantha Dunn all recorded one shot for the Cardinals as well.
• Isabel Bauer (1-1) took the victory in net, contributing three saves and no goals in her 90:00 between the posts.
From Head Coach Michael O'Neill
"Today was a great team effort. After Thursday's loss we needed a good team response and I'm extremely proud of the girls for the fight and courage they showed today. The game itself was scrappy but that's usually the case on turf. We were able to take control of the game midway through the first half and even though we went into half time scoreless we knew we had a goal in us. Valentina got the goal with a great near post finish. The last 20 minutes were ugly but we just had to manage the game and get over the line which we did. We will now rest up and look forward to a good week of practices in preparation for our home opener on Friday."
Saginaw Valley will play its home opener on Friday (Sep. 8), as it hosts Ohio Dominican at 12 p.m at Robert C. Braddock Field. It's part of an SVSU doubleheader, with the men to follow at 2:30 p.m.