ASHLAND, Ohio — The Northern Michigan men's soccer team fell to Ashland, 2-0, Friday night in its first GLIAC game in program history.
The Eagles used two first-half goals scored in a 10-minute window to down the Wildcats, who move to 0-2 (0-1 GLIAC) on the season.
Clemente Gomez-Morey opened the scoring in the 14th minute, heading a long Darren Burns strike past Filippo Torelli.
Andrew Pearson extended Ashland's advantage in the 22nd minute, sending a low, bouncing shot out of Torelli's reach.
Nick Ciraldo stymied the Northern Michigan offense, making 10 saves. He came up big at the end of the first half, stopping tries by Tristan Reagan, Nic Harenda, Ívar Árnason and Colton Becker in the final seven minutes.
Harenda led the Wildcats with four shots, all of which were on goal. Torelli finished his first game with three saves.
Northern Michigan continues GLIAC play Sunday, taking on Ohio Dominican at noon in Columbus, Ohio.