Ferris State Women's Soccer Suffers Setback On Overtime Goal At NMU

Ferris State Women's Soccer Suffers Setback On Overtime Goal At NMU

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's soccer team suffered a heart-breaking 1-0 overtime loss to the Northern Michigan Wildcats on Sunday (Oct. 26) in Marquette.

NMU's Paula Hafner tallied her 13th goal of the campaign on a shot from inside the box just under two minutes into the extra stanza to give the host Wildcats the victory. Her goal at 91:58 was assisted by Wynona Maravilla.

With the setback, the Bulldogs concluded their weekend trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula with a split as the loss came on the heels of an impressive 2-0 road win over Michigan Tech on Friday evening in Houghton, which handed MTU its only league setback of the year.

In Sunday's match against Northern Michigan, the two teams battled thru 90 scoreless minutes as neither team could find the back of the net. Both squads received limited shot on the day with FSU holding an 11-8 edge although NMU put seven chances on goal compared to six for Ferris State.

FSU's Meredith Scott tallied a match-high four shots for the Bulldogs, including three on goal. Meanwhile, junior forwards Stephanie Garland and Nichole Boehnke both had two shots apiece in the outing.

Carmen Villaruel totaled four shots in leading Northern Michigan with Hafner adding three. Both also had three shots on net.

Ferris State's Savanna Wojtanowski totaled six saves for the Bulldogs while playing the entire contest. NMU's Caroline Glantz earned the win by making six saves as well in 91:58 of action.

Northern Michigan, which improved to 7-7-1 overall and 5-5-0 in the GLIAC with the triumph, received five corner kicks to four for FSU, but also finished with seven fouls with the Bulldogs called for five infractions.

Ferris State dropped to 6-8-2 overall along with 5-5-1 in league action with the setback. The loss snapped a three-match win streak for the Bulldogs. All five of FSU's GLIAC losses this year have come by a single goal.

The Bulldogs will wrap up league regular-season play with a single match this coming week as FSU travels to Ohio Dominican on Thursday (oct. 30) for a 7 p.m. (ET) conference tilt in Columbus, Ohio.

Ferris State is currently fifth overall in the conference standings heading into the final week of league regular-season competition and the top eight teams at the end of the year will receive berths into the GLIAC Tournament.