Women’s soccer wins tenth match

A Sunday matchup for the Cardinals women’s soccer team on Oct. 24 found them facing Northwood at home for the third time this season and the second time in five days.

Junior midfielder Sara Samolinski scored unassisted in the eighth minute of the game to get the Cardinals out to a 1-0 lead.

Freshman defender Lea Grunnagel and freshman midfielder Stephanie Strong were able to set up senior forward Amy Babon for a score in the 29th minute to extend the lead to 2-0 for SVSU before halftime.

Babon found the back of the net for a second time in the game in the 62nd minute after an assist from Samolinski.

Strong added a goal in the 70th minute after a pass from freshman defender Solana Kelly, pushing SVSU ahead, 4-0.

In the 79th minute, freshman forward Michelle Missler scored after freshman defender Lindsey Rzeszutko for the final goal of the game.

Senior goalkeeper Olivia Argeros stopped both shots she faced en route to her eighth clean sheet of the year.

Babon ended the game with three shots on goal while five other Cardinals registered a shot on goal as well.

Tuesday Oct. 26 was a makeup game for Saginaw Valley at Purdue Northwest.

Freshman forward Reegan Kingpavong found the back of the net after Babon connected on a pass in the 21st minute.

Argeros earned her ninth clean sheet of the year as the goal by Kingpavong was enough for a Cardinal victory.

SVSU ended the game with 10 total shots on goal while holding Purdue Northwest to two.

On Oct. 29, SVSU finished its road trip with a match at Northern Michigan.

Strong put the Cardinals ahead in the 18th minute, scoring a goal unassisted. Northern was able to score in the 33rd minute to tie the score a 1-1 before heading into halftime.

Northern scored again in the 65th minute and a third goal in the 74th minute to pull ahead, 3-1.

Kingpavong scored unassisted in the 76th minute to cut the Wildcat lead to 3-2. SVSU was unable to score again as they fell by a final score of 3-2.

During the week, Saginaw Valley recorded its tenth win of the season as they moved to 10-3-2 with a record of 7-3-1.

Saginaw sits in third place behind Grand Valley and Ferris in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) standings.

SVSU continued its season with a match at Michigan Tech before returning home for its final two games of the season on Nov. 5 and Nov. 7.


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