MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – The Michigan Tech soccer team came up shy of victory against No. 9 Bemidji State at Kearly Stadium on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 4).
The Huskies led in most statistical categories but could not overcome a 1-0 deficit in the first half as the Beavers picked up their first win.
“Today was a breakthrough for my team,” said head coach Bulut Ozturk. “This will help us, and I am incredibly proud of them. There is so much promise, and I am very encouraged going forward. We played a full 90 giving everything we had and leaving it all on the field, and as a coach, that's all you can ask for.”
Michigan Tech falls to 2-2 while the Beavers move to 1-1-1.
The Black & Gold outshot Bemidji State 26-5, including 10-3 shots on goal. Additionally, the Huskies had numerous chances on corner kicks, getting 10 on the day compared to the Beavers two.
The contest's lone goal came in the 20th minute when Megan Majewski took a corner kick, putting the ball in position for Sara Wendt to head the ball into the back of the net.
Senior goalkeeper Gracie VanLangevelde made three saves on the day, with the backline again doing a stellar job of keeping the chances limited for the opposing offence.
Five total Huskies accounted for shots on goal, led by Taylor Noble with four. Haley Ruiter and Molly Bolang totalled two shots on goal apiece, while Alicia Shatrau and Kiersen Korienek each had one shot on goal.
The Huskies open up conference play on the road facing Purdue Northwest and Wisconsin Parkside on Friday (Sept. 9) and Sunday (Sept. 11). The game against Purdue Northwest is slated for a 2 p.m. start time on Friday while the Huskies take the field at Wisconsin Parkside at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
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