Women's Soccer Shutouts Northwood With Two Late Second-Half Goals

Stevie Salow scored her first goal of the season in Sunday's home triumph over Northwood. (Photo by Joe Gorby)
Stevie Salow scored her first goal of the season in Sunday's home triumph over Northwood. (Photo by Joe Gorby)

The Ferris State Women's soccer team scored two goals within a five-minute span late in the second half to register a 2-0 victory over the Northwood Timberwolves this Sunday (Oct. 25) afternoon in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) contest at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich.

The win represents the second straight for Ferris State, which is now 3-11-2 overall and 3-8-1 in conference play this season.

After a scoreless first half,  Ferris State got their first tally with 5:35 left in the match as senior defender Stevie Salow (Saginaw/Heritage) scored his first goal of the season off a free kick from junior defender Kristen March (Canton/Plymouth Salem).  March's kick from the right side went toward the Northwood goal where Salow headed the ball into the net.  

The Bulldogs would tally their second goal  with just 32 seconds left in the contest as forward Cassie Aro (Gaines/Linden) netted her third goal of the season off a breakaway centering pass from sophomore forward Bri Borgman (Holland/West Ottawa).  Borgman, who has four points in her last two matches to date, increased her team-leading points total to 20 this fall with an assist.  Meanwhile, Aro netted her second goal in the Bulldogs' last three outings.

Senior goalkeeper Kari Alsager (Mount Pleasant) evened her season record to 2-2-1 as she stopped all five shots on goal.  For Northwood,  goalkeeper Emily Pierce had seven saves in the contest.

The Bulldogs held a 16-11 lead in shots, which included a 10-5 second-half advantage.  Individually, Bri Borgman paced FSU with a match high four shots on goal while Cassie Aro chipped in two shots of the team's nine total.

The Bulldogs will continue their current three-match conference homestand this Wednesday (Oct. 28) against the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals at Top Taggart Field.  The contest will commence at 2 p.m. (EDT).   This GLIAC matchup is a makeup one from last Friday's scheduled tilt which was postponed due to heavy rains and unplayable field conditions.