Ferris State Soccer Battles NMU To Double-Overtime Deadlock In League Road Action

Ferris State Soccer Battles NMU To Double-Overtime Deadlock In League Road Action

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's soccer team closed its weekend trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula with a double-overtime deadlock against the Northern Michigan Wildcats on Sunday (Sept. 25) in Marquette.

The Bulldogs and the Wildcats played to a 1-1 draw in 110 minutes of action, which included a pair of 10-minute overtime sessions.

Ferris state jumped on the board early only 2:31 into the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) tilt when Brandi Wagner scored unassisted. She dribbled into the box for the show into the low right corner of the net, giving FSU a 1-0 lead.

The score stood until nearly the 77th minute when NMU's Aimee Colla picked up her first goal of the year off a Hollie Koning assist. The shot in the box came off a cross from the left wing as the Wildcats tied the outing up at 76:56 of the second half.

From there, neither team could produce the game-winner in the final 13 minutes of regulation or either overtime period.

Freshman Grace Kraft went the distance in goal for the Bulldogs for her first collegiate tie as she made five saves overall.

NMU's Caroline Glantz played 45 minutes in net for the Wildcats and allowed the only FSU goal to earn the decision with Alexandra Simmons playing 65 minutes overall. Simmons had four saves and Glantz three on the day.

Ferris State held a decisive 21-10 edge in total shots for the contest, which included a 6-2 advantage in the two extra periods of action. The Bulldogs also outshot NMU 7-2 in the first half and 8-6 in the final 45 minutes of regulation. FSU received seven corner kick opportunities to three for the Wildcats and both teams totaled eight fouls apiece.

Midfielder Rachel Fouts paced the Bulldogs with six shots, including four on goal in the league encounter.

Ferris State returns home for two league home contests at Top Taggart Field next weekend. FSU hosts Ashland on Friday (Sept. 30) starting at 3 p.m. (ET) before squaring off against Tiffin on Sunday (Oct. 2) in a 12 p.m. (ET) contest.