SVSU fell 1-0 to Ferris State in the GLIAC semi final match on Nov. 12 despite 11 saves by senior goalkeeper Olivia Argeros.
Saginaw Valley had defeated Northwood University 1-0 in its quarter-final match on Nov. 9 to set up the meeting with the Bulldogs.
Senior midfielder Kylie Lukowski was the hero against Northwood as she scored in the 92nd minute after a pass from freshman forward Reegan Kingpavong.
Saginaw Valley was able to put nine shots on goal to pressure Andrea Everett of Northwood to make saves.
During the semi-final match with the Bulldogs, SVSU was outplayed in every way from the opening whistle until the final seconds ticked off of the clock.
Over the course of the match the Cardinals were able to get two shots on goal, making it an easy day for Ferris State’s defense
Argeros on the other hand had to face 12 shots during the 90 minutes of play, although the first 11 were saved. Lindsay Cole was able to score in the 84th minute of the match.
SVSU only took one corner kick during the entire match compared to the four taken by Ferris State.
Ferris was also able to outshoot SVSU by a total of 17-9 over the course of the match, making the Cardinals offense a non-factor.
Saginaw Valley finished its season with a record of 13-5-2 while going 9-4-1 in GLIAC matchups.
On Nov. 15, SVSU will learn if they have qualified for the NCAA DII Women’s Soccer Tournament, lasting from Nov. 19until Dec. 12
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