Wildcats Fall in Afternoon Contests with NU

Wildcats Fall in Afternoon Contests with NU

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Men's Soccer (2-3-1, 0-2 GLIAC) dropped their second match up the weekend, 2-0, to Northwood University (3-2-1, 0-1 GLIAC) Sunday afternoon to end a four-match home stand. 

The Timberwolves controlled much of the opening half offensively, outshooting the Wildcats 10-5. A free kick 10 feet beyond the top of the box by NU's Bryan Lawson put NMU behind in the 26th minute after it hit the crossbar and bounced into the goal. 

Less than a minute later in the 27th minute, the Timberwolves went up a pair of goals and would take that lead into the half. 

In a more aggressive second half, the teams combined for 17 fouls in the second half compared to 10 in the opening half. Both teams recorded five shots in the second half, but neither was able to find the back of the next giving NU the 2-0 victory over the Wildcats. 

Offensively, three shots came from junior forward Sam Popp (Northville, Michigan) who leads the squad with 13 shots in 2017. Freshman forward Birkir Baldursson (Kopavogur, Iceland) and sophomore forward David Feldmann (Hamilton, Montana) each recorded a pair of shots in the loss. 

Sophomore goalkeeper Filippo Torelli (Parma, Italy) faced eight shots on goal making six saves. His season total moved to 13. 

The Wildcats hit the road next for conference matchups against Purdue Northwest University and Davenport University. NMU takes on PNW Friday at 4:30 p.m. before a matchup with Davenport Sunday at 3 p.m.