Men's Soccer Falls to Northwood in Regular Season Finale, 1-0

Photo courtesy of Joe Judge...
Photo courtesy of Joe Judge...

Score: Northwood 1, #16 Saginaw Valley 0
Records: NU (11-3-3, 9-1-2 GLIAC) | SVSU (12-3-1, 9-2-1 GLIAC)
Location: Robert C. Braddock Field

UNIVERSITY CENTER -- In what was a matchup to decide the 2017 GLIAC Regular Season Champion, the SVSU Men's Soccer team fell late to the Northwood University Timberwolves in the regular season finale by a score of 1-0. Northwood scored a goal with just under nine minutes left to claim the victory over the Cardinals.

The first half went scoreless into the half, as the Cardinals posted a 5-1 edge in shots and 5-0 advantage in corner kicks. 

The second half looked to be much of the same, with each team firing-off six shots and neither team getting on the board until late.

It was just inside the 81' mark when Northwood found the back of the net, when Sebastian Grillo used a James Vaughn pass to give the visitors the 1-0 lead.

Saginaw Valley got a couple of shots off from there, putting one on goal from Michael Hamilton. Neither would find the back of the net, however, as Northwood completed the shutout and claimed the regular season championship.

Inside the Boxscore

  • SVSU held the 11-7 overall edge in shots, putting five on goal compared to two for Northwood.
  • The Cardinals posted a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks as well. 
  • Hamilton had a team-high two shots with one on goal.

Up Next...

The Cardinals have secure a first-round bye in the 2017 GLIAC Men's Soccer Tournament. Saginaw Valley awaits the winner of the Tiffin / Northern Michigan match, which will take place on Tuesday (Oct. 31). The semifinal matchup will take place on Friday (Nov. 3) at a time to be determined.

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