The Cardinals were the first to score late in the first half when Tyler Channell (Troy, Mich. / Troy Athens HS) found the back of the net off a pass from Conor Reaume (Troy, Mich.). Saginaw Valley would take their 1-0 lead over the Eagles into halftime.
Ashland came out strong in the second half knotting the score at 1-1. The Cardinals wasted no time answering back scoring the final goal of the contest less than a minute later on a Laurence Paterson (Flint, Mich. / Kearsley HS) goal. Goaltender Jason Wise (Troy, Mich.) saved five of the six shots he faced in the contest.
Head coach Cale Wassermann stated, "The wind played a huge factor in today's game and the second half was a struggle to play out of our own half because of it. It was not pretty, but we grinded it out today. We are finalizing plans to leave for ODU to play our previously canceled game, the game rescheduled for Tuesday at 2pm."
With the win Saginaw Valley improves to 6-1-2 overall on the season, and 3-1-1 in the GLIAC, while Ashland falls to 2-7-2 overall on the season, and 1-4-1 in the GLIAC. The Cardinals will be back in action on Friday (Oct. 7) when they take on Rochester College. Game time is scheduled for 4:30 pm.