Huskies Travel Downstate to Battle Grand Valley St. and Davenport

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Oct 04, 2018

HOUGHTON, MI – The Michigan Tech women’s soccer team will embark on a weekend road trip downstate to face second ranked Grand Valley State and Davenport. The Huskies will get back into Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play after shutting out Northern Michigan 1-0 on the road in a non-conference match this past Sunday.

Michigan Tech owns and overall record of 5-3-1 and is still searching for the first victory in the GLIAC this season. The Huskies have played just two conference contests, falling at home to then 17th ranked Ferris State 1-0 and Northwood 2-1. Tech snapped the two game losing skid with the win over rival Northern Michigan.

The Huskies posted a second half goal to pull out the victory on the way to their fifth win of the season. Freshman Grace Shaw sent a long crossing pass in the direction sophomore Jesse Jacobusse who was positioned near the corner of the goal. Jacobusse found an open lane and delivered the ball past the keeper into the back of the net for her second goal of 2018 season. Shaw picked up her team leading third assist of the year and earned her 13th point. It was Jacobusse’s first career game winning goal.

Shaw powers the Huskies offense with a team high five goals, three assists, and 13 points through nine matches in 2018. Two other players have multiple goals, including Jacobusse and freshman Gabby Sgambati with two apiece. Eight players have at least one goal and/or assist for the Huskies this season. Sophomore goalie Amanda Young ranks fourth in the GLIAC with 43 saves and has a record of 5-3-1. She is surrendering just over a goal per match this year.

Grand Valley State is ranked second in the latest United States Soccer Coaches Top 25 Poll, boasting an overall record of 10-0-1 this season. The Lakers are coming off a 5-0 non-conference victory at Cedarville University on Wednesday. Madeline Baker leads the GLIAC with nine goals while Riko Sagara is tops in the conference in assists with 11 and points with 23. She also has six goals to her credit through 11 matches. Goalie Jessica Radice has only given up two goals this season, which is also the best in the GLIAC.

Davenport is 3-5 overall and 1-1 in the GLIAC heading into the weekend. The Panthers host Northern Michigan on Friday before welcoming the Huskies on Sunday afternoon. Davenport picked up a 2-0 shutout victory at Purdue Northwest on Sunday to snap a four match losing streak. Roheema Bennett leads the Panthers with two goals, although the scoring has been distributed between six different players. Goalie Macie DeWyse has 45 saves, which is third most in the GLIAC.

Friday’s match at Grand Valley State is slated to get underway at 7 p.m. with Sunday’s kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m.

Courtesy: MTU Athletics

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