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Women's Soccer Opens Season With 2-0 Win At Purdue Northwest

Women's Soccer Opens Season With 2-0 Win At Purdue Northwest

OVERVIEW – PURDUE NORTHWEST

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 2, Purdue Northwest Pride 0

RECORDS: Purdue Northwest 0-1, 0-1 GLIAC , Northwood 1-0, 1-0 GLIAC

LOCATION: Dowling Park – Hammond, Ind.

RECAP: Thanks to a strong second half, Northwood opened the 2019 season with a 2-0 road win over Purdue Northwest Friday afternoon (March 19).

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • The start of the game was uneventful – the first shot of the contest did not occur until nearly 16 minutes in.
  • Northwood grew into the game – after not having a shot for the opening 19 minutes, the Timberwolves had six the remainder of the opening 45 minutes.
  • Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the first half. Northwood held a 6-2 edge in shots and a 2-0 advantage in corner kicks in the half.
  • Northwood got on the board at the 54:19 mark thanks to sophomore Juliana Paoletti. She found the back of the net from inside the area off a feed from Jessica Piper to give the Timberwolves a 1-0 lead.
  • The score remained that way until the 77:28 mark when Piper doubled the Northwood lead. She took a feed from Emilie Pechette and finished from close range, making the score 2-0.

GAME STATS

  • Shots: Northwood 9, Purdue Northwest 5
  • Saves: Northwood 3 (Bridget Adams), Purdue Northwest 3 (Bridget Grady)
  • Corner Kicks: Northwood 5, Purdue Northwest 0

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Piper: Goal, assist
  • Paoletti: Goal
  • Pechette: Assist

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will travel to Parkside Sunday (March 21). Match time is set for 3:30 p.m.