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Green's Equalizer Helps Michigan Tech Earn Draw Against Minnesota Duluth

Green's Equalizer Helps Michigan Tech Earn Draw Against Minnesota Duluth Play Video

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech soccer team erased a 1-0 deficit with a goal by freshman Brooke Green in the 66th minute of play to earn a 1-1 draw on parent weekend at Kearly Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

"It was a slow start for us," head coach Turk Ozturk said. "The difference between Thursday and today is night and day in how we were able to recover and find our way back into the match. I'm happy with the result because we showed growth and progress."

Michigan Tech concludes week one with a record of 0-1-1 while Minnesota Duluth holds a 0-1-1 ledger. 

The Huskies fell to a 1-0 deficit less than two minutes into the game after drawing a foul that resulted in a penalty kick goal by Minnesota Duluth's Jacqueline Jares.

The Bulldogs registered two more shots within the first six minutes of the game before not registering another shot for the remainder of the contest.

From that point, the Huskies maintained the ball and kept the Bulldogs primarily in their defensive zone.

Sophomore Alyvia Sanom registered two shots on goal but was stopped both times by the Bulldogs goalkeeper.

Seulgi Lee, Grace Hoeppner and Jordan Noble fired shots at the goal before the conclusion of the first half, showing favors to the Huskies in most every statistical category, yet still down 1-0 from the early penalty kick goal.

The second half seemed more in favor of the Huskies than the final 40 minutes of the first half after trailing 1-0.

"We woke up in the second half and I'm very happy with the way we responded and how we adjusted to our opponent. " Ozturk added.

Michigan Tech posted four shots to go with five corner kicks with plenty of chances to tie the game in the opening 15 minutes of the second half of the contest.

Finally, after another chaotic corner kick from the Huskies, Michigan Tech broke through.

Brooke Green took advantage of an unsuccessful Bulldog clear off a corner kick by Taylor Noble to find the back of the net and tie the game in the 68th minute. 

"We felt and looked like a whole different team," Green said, "We have so much potential and we are working really hard in practice. I can't wait to see how far we make it, I have a lot of confidence in this team and my teammates."

Green fired another shot minutes later that went just wide of the net and concluded the shot chances for either team.

The Huskies outshot the Bulldogs 12-3 while having a 10-1 edge in corner kicks. Seulgi Lee and Alyvia Sanom led the team with two shots on goal. 

The Huskies conclude the non-conference portion of the season, traveling to Illinois-Springfield and Lewis next weekend. Michigan Tech faces Illinois-Springfield on Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Lewis on Sunday at 1 p.m.