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Timberwolves Men's Soccer Falls on the Road to Saginaw Valley 2-0

Ben Campbell

OVERVIEW – Saginaw Valley State University

SCORE: 
SVSU Cardinals 2, Northwood Timberwolves 0
RECORDS:  Northwood (4-4, 2-2 GLIAC), SVSU (5-1-2, 3-1 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Braddock Field – University Center, Mich.
RECAP: SVSU netted an early winner and added an insurance goal late as the Timberwolves fell 2-0 in a tough GLIAC road match.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Saginaw Valley opened the scoring early as just five minutes in Joe Wright found Azaad Liadi who beat Northwood goalkeeper Bennett Stokes for the opening tally.
  • The Cardinals would have the majority of the ball in the first half as they outshot the Timberwolves 7-1 in the opening frame.
  • Stokes saved the only other shot on frame, and the score at the half remained 1-0.
  • Neither team was able to put another shot on frame until the 75th minute when Saginaw Valley's Pablo Ortiz found the back of the net after a restart to make the score 2-0.
  • The Timberwolves would have a chance to get a goal back in the 88th minute, but Ben Campbell's effort missed wide left.

GAME STATS

  • SHOTS: SVSU 14, Northwood 3
  • SAVES: Northwood 2, SVSU 0
  • CORNER KICKS: Northwood 4, SVSU 3
  • FOULS: Northwood 13, SVSU 9

TOP NU PERFORMERS

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Today's match was Bennett Stokes' first career start. Stokes also made his first two saves in a Timberwolves uniform today.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will head to Ashland, Ohio on Sunday (Sep. 30th) to take on the Eagles (1-5-1, 0-3 GLIAC) for a 4:00 p.m. kickoff.