Saginaw Valley Notches Out Home Opener Victory Over Ohio Dominican 2-1

Saginaw Valley Notches Out Home Opener Victory Over Ohio Dominican 2-1

Score: Saginaw Valley 2, Ohio Dominican 1
Records: SVSU (2-1) | OHIO DOMINICAN (2-2)
Location: Robert C. Braddock Field - University Center, Mich.

UNIVERSITY CENTER, MICH.– SVSU women's soccer team earned it's home opener win with a 2-1 victory over Ohio Dominican on Friday (Sept. 8).

The Cardinals out-shot the Panthers in the first half, 10-6, but Ohio Dominican became aggresive in the second half, tying the Cardinals 8-8, earning Saginaw Valley the upper hand with a 18-14 overall ending to the contest. The Panthers posted five shots on goal, while Saginaw Valley noted seven.

In the first half Saginaw Valley came out hot with Whitney Fleming having an unassisted goal at the 14', creating a 1-0 advantage for the Cardinals. SVSU then contributed another goal, this time by Jennifer Muana with the help of Amanda Minissale at the 61' mark. The Panthers battled back strong and edged in a goal at the 70' mark, but could not tie the game up before the final whistle blew. SVSU now increase their winning streak to two, while Ohio Domincan drops to 2-2. 

Inside the Boxscore

Whitney Fleming notched five shots, three on goal and contributed one goal at 14' for the contest.
Jennifer Muana recorded two shots and one goal for the Cardinals at 61'.
Mallory Hestwood contributed three shots on goal. 
Isabel Bauer had four saves.

From Head Coach Michael O'Neill

"Today was an industrious performance. We were on top for the first 30 and managed to take a well deserved lead into half time. The second half became very stretchedand it became to difficult to control the tempo. The two goal lead was never comfortable but we showed some great team spirit to get us over the line. We will now rest and recover for the game against Findlay on Sunday."

Up Next...The Cardinals will stay at home for another game on Sunday (Sept. 10) at noon against the University of Findlay. Stay tuned for more updates at

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