SVSU continued its season with a match against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference (GLIAC) foe Parkside on Sept. 19 at Braddock field.
Senior goalkeeper Callum Harley was in net for the Cardinals during the match.
Neither team was able to score during the first 96 minutes of the game, turning out an uneventful performance.
Saginaw Valley was able to take 29 shots during the game but only eight of them were on net.
Junior midfielder Brady Walker led the attack by the Cardinals with three shots on goal. Senior midfielders Danny Barlow and Alex Gloshen each added two shots on goal for SVSU.
After 90 scoreless minutes by both sides, the game headed into overtime.
During the 97th minute Parkside was able to score the first and only goal of the game, winning 1-0.
Harley saved seven of the eight shots he faced during the match, but it was not enough to get the win.
On Sept. 24 the Cardinals headed to Fayette, Iowa to face another GLIAC opponent in Upper Iowa.
Both Saginaw Valley and Upper Iowa struggled to find the net for most of the first half.
In the 41st minute Barlow scored an unassisted goal to put the cardinals ahead heading into halftime 1-0.
At the start of the second half Upper Iowa was able to score which tied the game at one goal per side.
Two minutes after surrendering a goal Saginaw Valley was able to reclaim the lead on a goal by sophomore midfielder Tom Worm which was assisted by Walker.
After 15 minutes of scoreless soccer, sophomore defenseman Chidie Nnolim was able to extend the lead to 3-1.
Harley was the winning goalkeeper in the match as he was able to stop two of the three shots he faced.
Barlow and Worm led the cardinals with two shots on goal each, and Nnolim added one.
Saginaw Valleys record moved to 5-2 overall with a 2-1 record in the GLIAC following the win against Upper Iowa.
SVSU will continue its season on Sept. 26 at St. Cloud St. followed by an Oct. 1 match with Purdue Northwest, both GLIAC opponents.