MARQUETTE, Mich. – Bad luck and bad bounces proved costly today for the Northern Michigan soccer team, as the 'Cats were shutout at home by Saginaw Valley State 2-0.
With the loss, NMU falls to 8-5-3 overall and 6-5-2 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. SVSU improves to 6-6-2 overall and 5-6-2 in the GLIAC.
Amanda Kady got the Cardinals on the board early with a cross shot from some 30 yards out to put SVSU up 1-0 at the 11:15 minute mark of the first half.
Bad luck then struck the 'Cats at the 31:40 mark in the first half, as a routine pass back to NMU goalkeeper Jessica Baker went through her legs and credited for an own goal.
The 'Cats had some strong offensive potential in the second half, but bad bounces foiled any NMU attack plans.
NMU junior goalkeeper Jessica Baker turned away two of the four shots she faced. SVSU goalkeeper Laura Ivezaj made the one save on the afternoon.
SVSU put four shots on net compared to just one for NMU. The Cardinals also owned the corner kick category, with a 6-3 mark.
NMU is back in action at home at noon on Sunday (Oct. 23) hosting Northwood.