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Strong sets women’s scoring record for SVSU

Forward Reegan Kingpavong (left), midfielder Stephanie Strong (middle) and midfielder Gabby Green (right) celebrate a goal by Strong on Sept. 3. Vanguard Photo Editor | Brooke Elward

On Oct. 31, the Cardinals traveled to Michigan Tech for its final away game of the 2021 regular season.

Michigan Tech was able to take the lead in the 14th minute as they scored its first goal against senior goalkeeper Olivia Argeros.

In the second-half the Huskies were able to score in the 77th minute, extending its lead to 2-0.

SVSU struggled to get any offense going for the majority of the match as they were unable to get a shot on goal during the full 90-minutes.

Freshman midfielder Gabby Green led the Cardinal attack with four shot attempts while freshman forward Reegan Kingpavong added two of her own.

Argeros ended the game with one save as she faced three shots from the Huskies during the match.

In its second game of the week SVSU took on Parkside at home on Nov. 5.

Senior forward Amy Babon gave the Cardinals the lead in the 55th minute when she scored an unassisted goal.

Parkside was able to score in the 63rd minute, tying the game at one goal a piece.

Neither team was able to score for the last 27 minutes of regulation, leading to overtime.

After neither team scored in the first overtime, the Cardinals were able to win in the 105th minute.

SVSU scored in the second overtime on a goal by freshman midfielder Stephanie Strong after a pass by junior midfielder Sara Samolinski.

Strong’s goal was her 13th of the season which is now the record for SVSU goals in a season by one player. She has 28 points on the season.

During the game, SVSU was able to take 31 shots while putting twelve on net.

Sophomore midfielder Sara Fredrick led the Cardinals with six shots and three shots on goal.

Babon added five shots with four shots on goal with one goal during the match.

Aregeros got the win as goalkeeper as she made six saves for SVSU leading to her 11th win of the year.

Saginaw Valley moved to 11-4-2 on the season with a 8-4-1 record in conference play placing them in fourth in the GLIAC and clinching its spot in the GLIAC playoffs. Playoffs start on Tuesday.

On Nov. 7 the Cardinals finished its regular season with Senior Day at home against Purdue Northwest.

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