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Women’s soccer loses first game of the season

Freshman midfielder Brianna McNab protects the ball on Sept. 3. Vanguard Photographer | Brandon Hull

Senior goalkeeper Olivia Argeros earned a clean sheet on Sept. 19 in the Cardinals 2-0 win over Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference (GLIAC) opponent Davenport.

Argeros faced three shots during the game and was able to stop all of them to keep Davenport out of the net and off of the scoreboard.

Saginaw Valley had a slow start to its offense as they were unable to score in the first half, leading to a 0-0 tie at the break.

In the 63rd minute freshman midfielder Stephanie Strong was able to score for SVSU on an assist from senior forward Amy Babon.

During the 87th minute Babon successfully converted a penalty kick to extend the Saginaw Valley lead to 2-0.

Neither team was able to score for the remaining few moments of the game, leading to a 2-0 win for SVSU.

During the Cardinals Sept. 24 matchup with Northern Michigan, it looked to be smooth sailing after an early goal.

Strong scored her sixth goal of the season on an assist from freshman midfielder Gabby Green and freshman forward Ree- gan Kingpavong in the 15th minute.

Unfortunately, that would be the only goal for SVSU in the match.

Northern Michigan was able to score in the 57th minute and the 64th minute to take a 2-1 lead.

Saginaw was only able to take six shots in the second half which led to no goals late, and a 2-1 loss.

Argeros faced six shots in the game and was able to stop four of them, but the Cardinal offense could not muster a second goal.

This was SVSU’s first loss in regulation this season as its record now stands at 4-1-1 overall with a 1-1 record in GLIAC play.

Saginaw Valley continued its season with a match against Michigan Tech on Sept. 26 and will play its next two games on the road at Purdue Northwest and Parkside this weekend.

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