HOUGHTON, Mich.– Saginaw Valley State Women's Soccer team drops a tough overtime loss to Michigan Tech Sunday afternoon, 2-1. The Cardinals end their winning streak at 4 and are now 4-2 overall. The Huskies add a win to their record, 3-3, to end up .500 overall.
SVSU came out strong in the first half of the game, putting up seven shots to the Huskies four. One of those shots came from Valentina Giambanco, her fourth goal of the season in the 19' assisted by Molley Vanderhoff. Cardinals held the Huskies to the 1-0 lead until the 74' when MTU dropped in goal and tied the contest 1-1. Due to the late goal, the teams headed into the first overtime where Michigan Tech was very aggressive, out-shooting SVSU for the first time all game 3-1. Saginaw Valley State's team was working aggressively to keep the Cardinals alive and sent the teams into another overtime. With a far out shot for the Huskies, Michigan Tech snuck in a goal over Bauer's head to take the victory in overtime, 2-1.
Inside the Boxscore:
• Valentina Giambanco added her fourth goal of the season at the 19' mark.
• Defender Molly Vanderhoff recorded four shots and one assist.
• Isabel Bauer earned three saves on her 100 minutes played.
From Head Coach Michael O'Neill
"I thought we did enough to win the game. We will rue some missed chances that could of got us over the line but that's soccer. First half started great and dominated the half from star t to finish. The second half we came out slow and Tech capitalized on our sluggishness. The second goal has come from absolutely nothing and that's what makes it so tough to take. This is a strong team though and we will respond this weekend."
Saginaw Valley State will continue on the road for two more games this week starting with Grand Valley State on Friday, 7 p.m. and Sunday versus Ferris State at noon.
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