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Women's Soccer Earns First GLIAC Win of the Season; Defeats Michigan Tech 2-1

Ashton Brooks

OVERVIEW – Michigan Tech Universsity

SCORE:  Northwood Timberwolves 2, Michigan Tech Huskies 1

RECORDS: Northwood 2-5 (1-1 GLIAC), Michigan Tech 4-3-1 (0-2 GLIAC)

LOCATION: Sherman Field – Houghton, Mich.

RECAP: Ashton Brooks netted the winner in the 66th minute and the Timberwolves held on for a 2-1 victory behind a huge match from goalkeeper Bridget Adams.  

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Michigan Tech was the first to create chances as the hosts tallied earned three corner kicks and tallied a pair of shots in the first eight minutes.
  • The Timberwolves then began to create more offensive chances and in the 13th minute a saved Ashton Brooks shot found the feet of Karina Parker who buried home the rebound to give the guests a 1-0 lead.
  • Northwood would hold on to that lead heading into the break as goalkeeper Bridget Adams tallied six saves in the opening frame.
  • The Huskies would answer seven minutes into the second half. After a bevy of offensive chances, a corner kick by Brooke Schauer would find Grace Shaw who leveled the game at 1-1.
  • The hosts would continue the pressure tallying seven more shots in the next ten minutes, but it would be the Timberwolves who found the next goal as a shot by Brooks in the 66th minute found the top right corner.
  • The guests would hold for the remainder of the half and the match would end 2-1 in favor of the Timberwolves.

GAME STATS

  • Shots: Northwood 8, MTU 26
  • Saves: Northwood 13 (Bridget Adams), MTU 4 (Amanda Young)
  • Corner Kicks: Northwood 0, MTU 14

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Brooks: One goal, One assist, Four shots
  • Parker: One goal

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • Adams' 13 saves were one shy of equaling the school record for saves in a single match.

UP NEXT

  • Northwood will return to action at home on Friday (September 28th) for a rivalry match against Saginaw Valley. The Cardinals are 6-1-1 (2-0 GLIAC) and kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 pm.