UMD DONE IN BY GRAND VALLEY STATE FRIDAY
Friday, September 7, 2012
A week ago, the University of Minnesota Duluth opened the season with a rout of a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference opponent. Looking to go two-up on the rival league, the Bulldogs could not get anything going against Grand Valley State University, falling 5-0 Friday afternoon in Mankato, Minn.
Ball possession was extremely hard to come by for UMD (1-1), which attempted five shots for the match. The Lakers, who finished as the national runner-up a year ago after claiming NCAA II titles in 2009 and 2010, were every bit as good as advertised. Grand Valley State dictated the pace of play and fired 22 shots, 14 of which ended up on target.
Senior Hanna Iaizzo made the start in goal and made nine saves, but gave way to redshirt freshman Marissa Rosa in the latter portion of the second half. Rosa, making her collegiate debut, had zero shots thrown her way in 22 minutes of action.
UMD will return to Duluth and prepare for Sunday's home opener against St. Cloud State at Malosky stadium. Kickoff in that Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match is slated for 1:00 p.m.
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