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Men’s soccer starts strong

Junior defense Cody Miller makes the first goal of the season, assisted by Alex Gloshen.
Vanguard Photo | Brandon Hull

Saginaw Valley State University’s men’s soccer team kicked off their season at Braddock Field on Sep. 3 against Rochester.

After being the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference (GLIAC) regular season champions a year ago, the Cardinals got off to a fast start to their 2021 season.

Twelve minutes into the game freshman forward Johannes Jeske scored on an assist from junior midfielder Brady Walker to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.

In the twenty-third minute freshman defender Benjamin Adamson scored on an assist from senior midfielder Robbie Bruce to extend the Cardinal lead to 2-0. Moments before halftime senior midfielder Alex Gloshen was able to set up a goal with a pass to junior defender Cody Miller who was able to find the back of the net.

Saginaw Valley was able to score the only second half goal as Bruce was able to score in the 64th minute on a pass from junior defender Joshua Rubin. SVSU completed their first shutout of the season with senior goalkeeper Mason Maziasz earning the clean sheet.

Maziasz saved both shots on goal that the Warriors were able to take throughout the 90 minutes. Saginaw Valley was able to out shoot the Warriors 22-7 during the game and attempted seven more corner kicks.

SVSU getting the 4-0 win extends their regular season win streak to 12 games, going back to the 2019 season and following an undefeated spring season. With some COVID restrictions beginning to be lifted there were 100 fans in attendance for the Cardinals season opener which lasted for two hours.

Saginaw Valley looks to continue their success in their upcoming matchups with Malone University on Sept. 7 and at Tiffin on Sept. 10.

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