Wildcats Outshoot Tiffin in 1-0 Loss

Wildcats Outshoot Tiffin in 1-0 Loss

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Men's Soccer (2-6-1, 0-5 GLIAC) held a 13-5 advantage in shots at the final horn, but Northwood University (4-2-2, 3-0-1 GLIAC) scored early in the second half to come away with a win Friday evening.  

Despite failing to score in the opening half, the Wildcats controlled the ball from the opening kick-off. NMU recorded eight shots in the first half, while holding the Dragons to a single shot. A pair of the Wildcat attempts were on target, with one each from sophomore defender Lewis Murray (Edinburgh, Scotland) and sophomore midfielder Edgar Astorga (Chicago, Illinois).

Sophomore goalkeeper Brayden Wilinski (Seymour, Wisconsin) made his first career start with sophomore goalkeeper Filippo Torelli (Parma, Italy) sitting out due to a red card. Wilinski did not face a shot on-goal in the opening period.

Tiffin lead nearly all of the second half after scoring the first goal of the match just shy of the 47-minute mark. After the goal, neither team could find any offense for the next 15 minutes with just one shot each and five combined fouls in the span.

The Wildcats made three attempts at the goal in the final twenty minutes of action but failed to find the back of the net giving the Dragons their 1-0 victory. 

Freshman defender Isaac Wigermo (Gothenburg, Sweden), lead NMU with three shots on the day, including one on-goal. Junior forward Sam Popp (Northville, Michigan), freshman forward Birkir Baldursson (Kopavogur, Iceland), and Astorga each had a pair of shots.

NMU finishes up the weekend at home on Sunday when they play host to Ashland University (4-4, 0-4 GLIAC) at 1 p.m. The Eagles are coming off of a 1-0 loss to Saginaw Valley State University Friday afternoon.