Addison's Golden Goal Leads GVSU past Saginaw Valley
ALLENDALE, Mich. - It took two overtime periods, but junior Kayla Addison(Southfield, Mich.) connected for a goal in the 107th minute to give the No. 15 Grand Valley State soccer team a 1-0 victory against GLIAC foe Saginaw Valley on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the GVSU Soccer Field.
The win is the first for the Lakers who improve to 1-0-2 on the season including a 1-0 mark in conference play, while Saginaw Valley drops to 2-2 overall and a 1-2 record in the GLIAC.
With just over three minutes remaining in the second overtime period, Addison took advantage of two Cardinal defenders' missteps and fired a shot from just inside the box into the upper right corner past freshman keeper Laura Ivezaj. It was Addison's sixth shot of the day and second goal of the season.
Despite taking 23 shots including 10 on target, GVSU could not find the back of the net after 90 minutes. The Lakers did connect with the goal at 12:25, but the goal was called back due to an offside call.
GVSU out shot the Cardinals 13-1 in the first half and came out firing to open the second half. In the 46th minute, Addison got around the keeper and landed a shot on goal, but a Saginaw Valley defender stopped the ball before it could cross the line.
In total, GVSU held a 26-5 shot margin and edged the Cardinals in corner kicks, 15-0. Cardinal keeper Ivezaj kept her team in the game making a total of 10 saves, while GVSU keeper junior Chelsea Parise (Warren, Mich.) tallied three.
The Lakers next game is against GLIAC opponent Michigan Tech on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. It will be the first game under the lights at GVSU Soccer Field and is Youth Night. All kids 12 and under get in free.
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