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The Cardinals Defeat Purdue Northwest 3-0

The Cardinals Defeat Purdue Northwest 3-0

HAMMOND, Ind. - The Saginaw Valley State University women's soccer team shutout host team Purdue Northwest in a GLIAC matchup. SVSU improves to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in GLIAC play.

The Cardinals opened the first half scoring the first goal just under nine minutes in when Valentina Giambanco found the back of the net for a solo goal. Purdue was unable to fend off the attack of SVSU, as Allison Sims would find Madie Saleh to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead. This score would hold true through the remainder of the first half.

Saginaw Valley controlled the offensive side of play as they outshot Purdue Northwest in the first half, 10-4. The Cardinals also utilized their seven corner kicks, with one resulting in a goal.

The Cardinals entered the second half ready to play as Amy Babon would find the back of the net on a feed from Jennifer Muana at the 46' mark to extend the Cardinals lead to 3-0. This score remain for the remainder of the match and SVSU would win, 3-0.

Inside the Boxscore

  • SVSU out-shot Purdue Northwest by a count of, 22-8, putting 11 shots on goal compared to five for the Pride.
  • The Cards had 10 corner kicks while only allowing three for the PNW. 
  • Amy Babon recorded four shots, two of them on goal, with one finding the back of the net. The goal was Babon's first in GLIAC play.
  • Valentina Giambanco had two shots both attemptes were on goal with one beating the keeper. Giambanco's goal was her first in GLIAC play and fourth in the 2019 season.
  • Madie Saleh earned her first goal in GLIAC play and her third point of the 2019 season.
  • Alyssa Watts earned her first win of the season improving her record in goal (1-0) and worked 75 minutes in goal, defending and saving four shots. 

Up Next...

Saginaw Valley hosts #11 Ferris State Friday (Oct. 11) with a 1:00 p.m. start. You can follow the action live at