Michigan Tech soccer team blanks Tiffin

Michigan Tech soccer team blanks Tiffin

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Michigan Tech peppered Tiffin with 32 shots including 20 in the second half but needed a Jacqueline Mielke goal in the 78th minute to come away with a 1-0 victory over the Dragons at Sherman Field.

The Huskies created chance after chance in the game including five grade A scoring opportunities in a 10-minute span midway through the second half. Mielke had three chances inside the six-yard box. One was saved and two missed wide.

TU goalkeeper Samantha Ortenzi stood tall in net for the visitors, turning away 13 straight Tech shots until the goal.

Mielke finally connected on a rebound from atop the 18-yard box on a shot that she tucked inside the left post.

Jenna Phelps was called upon to make a few saves in the final 10 minutes, and she did to help the Huskies improve to 9-1-1 overall and 7-0-1 in the GLIAC.

The final shot totals favored Tech by a margin of 32 to six. The Huskies also held a 14-to-5 advantage in shots on target.

“We created a lot of shots today and struggled to put one in,” said Tech coach Michelle Jacob. “Credit to our players for keeping after the ball and creating opportunities.

“Tiffin did a good job against us and made it tough, but we need to do a better job of finishing our chances.”

Michigan Tech is the final unbeaten team in the GLIAC. The Huskies play two more regular season home games next weekend. Ferris State comes to Sherman Field Friday (Oct. 24) and Grand Valley State visits Sunday (Oct. 26).

(Information Courtesy of MTU Athletics)