Tech soccer edges NMU 1-0
MARQUETTE — The Michigan Tech soccer team held on for a 1-0 GLIAC victory Sunday afternoon at rival Northern Michigan University. The Huskies picked up the lone goal of the match in the 26th-minute and withstood the Wildcat attack to preserve the shutout.
“Our team played hard from start to finish and I was really proud of our effort today,” Michigan Tech head coach Michelle Jacob said. “We were able to take the lead on a beautiful goal by Katri (Studtmann) and our defense made it hold up. Marisa (DeMario) and Sarah did a great job playing the ball forward to Katri for the shot. Sarah also was outstanding in the second half with game management. She kept the ball away from their offense, taking time off the clock and making it difficult for them to get in rhythm.”
The Huskies’ attack paid off in the 26th minute when the powered the ball through the defense for what would prove to be the game winning goal. DeMario started the push on the left side of the field and saw an open Boyd who had slipped in behind the defense. Boyd, then spotted Studtmann positioned in the middle of the field and delivered a precision pass to setup the strike. Studtmann received the ball about 15-yards away from the net in the box and beat the keeper with a perfect shot into the back of the net.
Michigan Tech returns to Sherman Field on Friday night to host Ashland University in a GLIAC match starting at 7 p.m. The Huskies then entertain Tiffin on Sunday at 12 p.m.