HOUGHTON, Mich. – Freshman Katie Boardman scored her first career goal to lift Michigan Tech to a 1-0 nonconference win over Minn. Duluth Sunday (Sept. 12) at Sherman Field. With the win, Tech improves to 2-2-0 overall and Duluth falls to 0-2-2.
“Our outside forwards did a great job of coming back and playing defense,” said head coach Michelle Jacob. “This allowed us to keep going forward. Our players also really battled today. They fought for every 50-50 ball.”
The Bulldogs out shot the Huskies 23-12 in the contest but Tech finished with a 9-5 advantage in shots on goal.
The Huskies had two quality scoring chances in the first half hitting the crossbar both times.
UMD had two quality opportunities in the second but both shots went wide of the goal.
Freshman Melanie Hoffman passed to Boardman who dribbled through the UMD defense and sent a shot past a diving Hannah Bengston for the games lone goal at 77:16.
Freshman MaryBeth Spoehr made nine saves in her second career shutout for the Huskies. Bengston made five saves in the loss.
Tech returns to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play when its defending national champion Grand Valley Sept. 17.