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Cardinals Keep Streak Alive, Defeating Ashland 2-1

Cardinals Keep Streak Alive, Defeating Ashland 2-1

Score: Saginaw Valley 2, Ashland 1
Records: SVSU (8-5-1, 4-3-1 GLIAC) | AU (9-5-1, 6-2-0 GLIAC)
Location: Ashland University

Ashland, Ohio — The Saginaw Valley State Women's Soccer team took down Ashland on the road Friday night, breaking the Eagles three game winning streak. The Cardinals posted two goals to the Eagles one, with Whitney Fleming earning her second game winning goal of the season.

Molly Vandehoff posted her fourth goal of the season at the 14' mark of play on the road, charging into the box from the left side sliding one on target for a 1-0 lead against the Eagles. 

Ashland responded with an unassisted goal by Morgan Bittengle, her 11th goal of the season. 

The teams ended the half with a knotted up score of 1-1. SVSU posted six shots to the AU two. 

Over twenty minutes into the second half, neither team had grabbed a goal, while posting multiple shots. At the 68' mark Whitney Fleming posted an unassisted goal, earning the victory 2-1 for the Cardinals. 

Vanderhoff and Fleming are now tied for the second most goals on the SVSU team with four. 

The Cardinals are now fifth in conference, while the Eagles are second. Both teams have clinched berth in GLIAC Tournament. 

Inside the Box Score

• Defender Vanderhoff posted her fourth goal of the season on her two shots on goal. 
• Fleming earned her second game winning goal. 
• Midfielder Alexis Hilliard posted three shots. 
• Alyssa Watts had three saves in 90 minutes. 
• The Cardinal offense outshot the Eagles 14-9. 

From head coach Michael O'Neill 

"I'm really proud of the girls as it was a complete team effort. We knew today would be an extremely tough encounter but we were more than ready for the challenge. Player for player we won the individual battles and that allowed us to win the game. It wasn't pretty at times but all that matters is the win especially at this time of year. We will rest up and go again Sunday."

Up Next...

The Cardinals will end the GLIAC season against Tiffin on Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. The Dragons are currently sitting one above the SVSU in fourth place after defeating Northwood 2-1 Friday afternoon. 


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