Women’s soccer sees a slow start to the season

Midfielder Gabby Green steals the ball from Parkside. Vanguard Photo | Brooke Elward

SVSU women’s soccer team is off to a 1-3 start to the season following its 2-1 win over Parkside on Apr. 9.

In their first game of the year, the Cardinals lost to Ferris State 1-0.

After a scoreless first half, SVSU allowed a goal in the 52nd minute of the game. SVSU only had four shots the entire game, as Ferris State’s defense was able to keep the Cardinals from attacking the net.

Senior goalie Alyssa Watts had nine saves for the Cardinals while junior forward Amy Babon led the Cardinals with three shots.

SVSU played its second game of the season on Apr. 1 against Northern Michigan.

In the 22nd minute of the game, the Cardinals fell behind 2-0, but sophomore forward Jensen Taylor’s goal in the 41st minute brought SVSU within one at the half.

Northern Michigan extended its lead to 3-1 in the 48th minute. Taylor scored her sec- ond goal of the game in the 89th minute to set the score at 3-2.

Watts made seven saves in the game to go along with the two goals from Jensen, but the Cardinals fell 3-2.

On Apr. 3, the Cardinals continued their season against the Michigan Tech Huskies.

In the tenth minute of the game, SVSU surrendered a goal to fall behind 1-0.

SVSU allowed another goal in the 26th minute to fall behind 2-0 going into halftime. Two goals by the Huskies came two min- utes apart and grew their lead to 4-0 before their final goal in the 75th minute.

Watts had four saves in the game, while freshman Reegan Kingpavong led the Cardinal offense with two shots.

Saginaw Valley was able to defeat Parkside 2-1 in their match on Apr. 9.

Junior midfielder Kylie Lukowski opened the scoring in the 38th minute of the game with her first goal of the season.

Taylor scored in the 64th minute of the game to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.

SVSU allowed a goal in the 90th minute, but the Cardinals held on to win 2-1. Saginaw Valley also hosted Purdue North- west for their senior day matchup on Apr. 11.


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