Score: Saginaw Valley 0, Northern Michigan 0
Records: SVSU (5-4-1, 1-2-1 GLIAC) | NMU (2-6-2, 1-1-2 GLIAC)
Location: Robert C. Braddock Field
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. — Saginaw Valley State Women's Soccer team took a draw against the Wildcats of Northern Michigan, 0-0, Sunday afternoon (Oct. 1) in double-overtime. SVSU took the victory over NMU last month in a regional match, 3-2, in double-overtime.
During the first half, the Cardinals out-shot the Wildcats 10-1, posting two on goal. SVSU became more aggressive in the second half, shooting 16 times, with six on goal. NMU added in their first shot on goal during the half, but with no goals scored, the teams headed into the first over time.
Northern Michigan and Saginaw Valley defenses held strong in the first over time, stopping each others only shot on goal. Wildcats took over the second over time, posting five shots to the Cardinals four, but none entered the net. Each team only had one shot on goal.
Even with the scoreless contest, the Cardinals put up a strong 33 shots, with Whitney Fleming leading the way with eight. Northern Michigan struggled offensively versus the Saginaw Valley, posting only ten shots.
Inside the Box Score
• Whitney Fleming lead the way for the Cardinals with eight shots and three on goal.
• Allison Sims grabbed four shots, one on goal.
• SVSU offense held strong, with their season high of 33 shots and ten on goal.
From head coach Michael O'Neill
"I could not fault the girls for effort today as they gave everything and more. To have 33 shots and not score a goal is frustrating but soccer is a cruel game and we must take more pride in finishing our chances. We did however keep 2 shutouts this weekend which is great to see and we must use that to build on as we head into another important weekend of conference play."
The Cardinals will host Davenport University on Friday at Braddock Field beginning at noon. The Panthers are coming off a double over time loss against Ashland, 3-2, Sunday afternoon.
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