Wildcat Women's Soccer Closes Season in GLIAC Tournament's First Round

Wildcat Women's Soccer Closes Season in GLIAC Tournament's First Round

ALLENDALE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan women's soccer team's season ended in the GLIAC Tournament's first round Tuesday afternoon.

The Wildcats were downed by No. 2 Grand Valley State, 6-0, at the GVSU Soccer Field. 

The Lakers, who went 11-0 in GLIAC play to earn the tournament's top seed, led only 2-0 at halftime.

Caroline Glantz made 10 saves, two shy of her career high set on Sept. 4, 2016 against Winona State. It was the fourth time in her collegiate career she reached the 10-save plateau.

After jumping out to a 1-0 lead 51 seconds into the match on a header goal by Marti Corby, Grand Valley State struck again in the 17th minute of the match.

Northern Michigan held the Lakers off the board for the next 29 minutes before Gabriella Mencotti broke through, firing a shot from 17 yards out past Glantz. 

Grand Valley State found the back of the net again in the 53rd, 58th and 74th minutes.

With the loss, the Wildcats wrap up the 2016 season with a 4-10-4 (3-4-4 GLIAC) record. They qualified for their fourth-straight GLIAC tournament on the strength of their 3-2-3 October.

Casey Durand finished as the team leader in goals (5), points (10) and game-winning goals (3). Glantz and Alexandra Simmons each posted two shutouts.

 


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