Cardinals fall to Timberwolves in matchup of top-20 teams

Roderic Green had the first goal for the Cardinals on Sunday against the Timberwolves...
Roderic Green had the first goal for the Cardinals on Sunday against the Timberwolves...

The Basics

Score: #13 Northwood 3, #17 Saginaw Valley 2
Records: NU (2-0, 1-0 GLIAC) | SVSU (2-1, 0-1 GLIAC)
Location: Dean Field - Midland, Mich.

MIDLAND, Mich. - In a matchup of national top-20 teams, the no. 17 SVSU men's soccer team fell by a score of 3-2 in overtime on the road to the 13th-ranked Northwood Timberwolves on Sunday (Sep. 11) afternoon. The Cardinals held a 2-0 lead through the opening 45 minutes of play but NU went for a pair of goals in the second half to force overtime and scored the game-winner just 1:39 into the extra period to claim the victory.

Roderic Green used a Stefan Tomasevic pass and beat the Northwood goalkeeper at the 16' mark for the 1-0 lead. Oakley Hanger joined in on the action at the 42' marker to push the lead out to 2-0, as he found the back of the net with an unassisted goal.

That two goal lead held true into halftime, with SV converting on two of their three shots in the first 45 minutes of action.

Northwood scored goals at the 61' mark and 78' point, respectively, to knot the score up at 2-2.

The Cardinals got a shot off after that and had a couple of corner kicks, but the tie would remain at the end of regulation.

The Timberwolves found the back of the net just 1:39 into the extra period, posting the victory in the matchup of top-tier league teams by a 3-2 score.

Inside the Boxscore

  • Tomasevic's assist was his first point in a Cardinal uniform, as he set up Green with his second goal for SVSU.
  • Hanger notched his first career goal for Saginaw Valley when he scored at the 42' point.
  • SVSU held a 7-4 edge in corner kicks for the match.
  • The Timberwolves posted a narrow 9-8 advantage in overall shots. 
  • Connor Keane (2-1) took his first loss in net for the Cardinals, working 91:39 between the posts.

Up Next...

The Cardinals return to the field on Wednesday when SVSU travels to face the University of Findlay Oilers. The first kick is set for 4:00 p.m. in Ohio.

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