UNIVERSITY CENTER -- The Cardinal Men's Soccer team hosted the Northern Michigan Wildcats on Friday (Oct. 25) afternoon at Braddock Field in a league matchup. The Wildcats would come out on top in the end, defeating SVSU by a 3-0 score.
NMU scored the only goal of the first half, taking a 1-0 lead when Ryan Palmbaum put the visitors on top in the 31st minute.
In the second half, Ben Hoffman put the Wildcats up 2-0 with a score in the 66th minute. That lead grew to 3-0 in the 77th minute, putting Northern Michigan up three late in the contest.
That is where the score stood, as the 'Cats sealed the victory to move to 6-8-0 overall and 5-5-0 in the GLIAC. SVSU falls to 8-5-1 overall and 6-4-0 in league action.
Inside the Boxscore
- Northern Michigan posted a slim 10-9 edge in overall shots and put up a 4-3 advantage in shots on goal.
- SVSU had six corner kicks to the Wildcats' three in the match.
- Connor Rutz had a team-high five shots with two on-goal for the Cards.
- Mason Maziasz (7-3-1) had one save and allowed three goals in taking the loss in net.
The Cardinals host GLIAC-leading Parkside on Sunday (Oct. 27) in a 3:00 p.m. match at Braddock Field. It will be senior day for the Cardinals as well, honoring Wladimir Babaew, Gustavo Bergmann and Connor Rutz.
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