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Cardinals Advance to GLIAC Mens Soccer Finals

ASHLAND, Ohio - The SVSU men’s soccer team advanced to the 2008 GLIAC soccer finals on Saturday after defeating top seeded Ashland by a score of 4-2 today (Nov. 6). The Cardinals will face the winner of the Tiffin/Northwood game later this evening.

Things started out a little rough for the Cardinals as they fell behind 2-0 in the first thirteen minutes of the game to the Eagles, but a Kevin Fox (Flushing, Mich.) goal helped cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 23rd minute and got the offense going. Brent Walker (Owosso, Mich.) would net one of his two goals of the evening in the 32nd minute on a pass from Ryan Seelhoff (Owosso, Mich.) to knot the score at 2-2. Just five minutes later Matt Wiegand (Dearborn, Mich.)found the net on a ball that was mishandled by the Ashland keeper to give the Cardinals a 3-2 advantage. Walker would give SVSU an insurance goal in the 68th minute to end the scoring at 4-2.

SVSU moves to 8-9 on the season and Ashland falls to 15-3. The Cardinal will play Tiffin at 7 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 8) on the campus of Ashland University. The Cardinals were 0-2 against Tiffin during the regular season.

In the win, Walker received his fifth yellow card of the season, and senior Daniel Wragg (Kirton Lindsey, England/Delta College) received two yellow cards and will have to sit out of Saturday’s final.