1-0 defeat ends regular season
November 1, 2010 —
The Cardinals were shut out for the fifth time this season in a 1-0 loss to Ohio Dominican.
After a scoreless first half, the Panthers scored at the 71:31 mark in the Cardinalsí box to walk away with the win.
Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Van de Valk recorded 10 saves in net for SVSU. Ohio Dominican had 22 shots for the game. The Cardinals managed eight shots, five of which found Panther goalkeeper Aimee Simonet.
Freshman defender Bianca Gibson led the Cardinals with three shots, two of which were on goal in 90 minutes of action.
The loss ends the regular season for the Cardinals in which they finished 9-7-1 overall and 8-6-1 in the GLIAC. They finished third in the GLIAC North Division behind Northern Michigan and Grand Valley, respectively.
SVSU fared much better in front of its home crowd than it did on the road, finishing with a 6-3-1 home record compared to a 3-4 road record.
Heading into the GLIAC tournament at Ferris State scheduled for Nov. 2-7, the Cardinals finished their last four games trading a win with a loss for a 2-2 record.
Overall, the Cardinals longest undefeated streak was four games. Their longest losing streak was two games, which occurred at two different times.
Sophomore defender Kayla Johnston led the Cardinals in scoring for the regular season with five goals. Junior midfielder Sam Echols played in only seven games due to injury although she had four goals. Sophomore midfielder Charley Porter combined for eight points with two goals and four assists.
The Cardinals played two different goalkeepers during the season with Van de Valk starting three games and giving up eight goals while recording 16 saves. Junior Anne Berschbach started in 13 games and allowed 15 goals while recording 91 saves. As a team, SVSU ranked fourth in the GLIAC in average saves per game with 6.29. The Cardinals four defensive shutouts tied them with Ohio Dominican, Findlay, Tiffin, and Northern Michigan for fourth in the conference.