UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – Saginaw Valley State Women's Soccer team took the contest today against Michigan Tech, 1-0. Cardinals previously fell in overtime to the Huskies less than two weeks ago, 2-1 and have not beat the Huskies in six years, until now. Saginaw Valley State takes their first conference win and heads to 5-4 overall, and 1-2 in league play. The Huskies fall to 4-5 and 1-2 in the GLIAC.
The Cardinals and Huskies remained scoreless in the first half, with Saginaw Valley State out-shooting Michigan Tech 5-3. SVSU tagged four shots on goal to the MTU's zero heading into the second half. During the 78' mark, Whitney Fleming's penalty kick added in her third goal of the season and the first score on the board, giving the Cardinals the 1-0 edge. The Huskie offense struggled for the remainder of the contest, contributing no shots on goal for the entire game while SVSU took a total of seven. Saginaw Valley State takes the victory 1-0 over Michigan Tech.
Inside the Box Score:
• Whitney Fleming recorded the only score on the board at the 78' mark.
• Zo Schultz added in two shots on goal.
• Valentina Giambanco posted three shots.
From head coach Michael O'Neill:
"It was a strong team performance today. Girls were engaged right from the start and we never let Michigan tech settle into the game. Defensively we remained focused with Isabel and our back line stifling any counters tech tried to create. We won the midfield battle and our forwards gave us great energy on and off the bell. We will now look forward to Sunday and making sure we are ready to work and execute."
The Cardinals with continue their homestretch on Sunday, Oct. 1, against Northern Michigan. Kick-off is set for noon.
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