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Women’s soccer wins opener

Freshman midfielder Brianna McNab protects the ball from the opposing defender.
Vanguard Photo | Brandon Hull

Saginaw Valley State University women’s soccer team wasted no time scoring their first goal of the season against Truman on Sept. 3.

Freshman forward Reegan Kingpavong scored the opening goal off of an assist from senior forward Amy Babon three minutes into the game, giving the Cardinals an early 1-0 lead.

Twenty minutes later Kingpavong returned the favor by setting Babon up for her first goal of the season.

This pushed the Cardinal lead to 2-0 in the first half.

After going into halftime with the 2-0 lead, SVSU gave up a goal in the 47th minute which shrunk their lead to 2-1.

In the 53rd minute freshman midfielder Stephanie Strong scored an unassisted goal to make the score 3-1.

No one was able to score for the remaining 30 minutes, allowing SVSU to pull off a 3-1 win for their first victory of the season.

Senior goalkeeper Olivia Argeros saved two of the three shots she faced on her way to the win.

Strong led all players in shots with seven during the game.

Babon and Kingpavong tied for the game lead in assists with one each.

SVSU was able to start their season in front of their home crowd at Braddock Field.

The game lasted for an hour and fifty- four minutes.

Saginaw Valley out-shot the Bulldogs 20-6 over the course of the game and were able to take two corner kicks.

SVSU was also in action on Sept. 5 at home against Quincy and has an upcoming game on Sept. 10 at Walsh.


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