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Northwood miscues lead to 3-3 draw for SVSU in Midland

Northwood miscues lead to 3-3 draw for SVSU in Midland

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University men's soccer team took advantage of two own goals by the hosts and settled for a 3-3 non-conference draw at Northwood University on Sunday at Hantz Stadium.

SVSU generated offense all afternoon with 19 shots against Northwood (1-0-3 overall), which mustered just eight.

How it Happened:

  • The Cardinals took their first lead of the game, 2-1, in the 49th minute as Jonathan Monney took a feed from Elliot Nottoli and turned his defender around in one motion to put a left-footed shot inside the far post.
  • Three minutes and 5 seconds later, SVSU padded its lead to 3-1 as a NU defender mistakenly headed the ball past his keeper.
  • Seamus Quinn scored a pair of goals 8:28 apart in the 60th and 68th minutes to spark NU's comeback and forge the tie.
  • Neil Langan put the Thunderwolves ahead 1-0 on a pass from Quinn in the 23rd minute before SVSU equalized on a Northwood miscue. Defender Joshua Rubin's right-footed blast from about 10 yards out ricocheted off two NU defenders before trickling over the goal line.
  • SVSU kept the offensive pressure on during the second half when it outshot NU 14-4.

Inside the Box Score:

  • Robert Gjelaj (0-0-1) made seven saves to help preserve the tie for Northwood.
  • The Cardinals remain unbeaten with a 3-0-1 record.
  • SVSU is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings with Northwood.
  • Today marked the first tie between the Mid-Michigan rivals since Oct. 14, 2018, also at Northwood (1-1).
  • Monney leads the Cardinals with five goals and 11 points.

Up Next:

The Cardinals open up the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference slate at home against Purdue Northwest on Friday, starting at 4 p.m.