KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Northern Michigan University Men's Soccer (5-1-1, 2-0-1 GLIAC) continues to climb the national rankings, moving to No. 21 in the latest United Soccer Coaches top-25 national poll. The Wildcats moved up one spot in the fourth edition of the poll for the 2018 season.
The Wildcats began the weekend with a victory over Viterbo University in the first-ever matchup between the two programs. NMU scored five goals in each half to seal their fifth-consecutive victory in shutout fashion. Returning to conference action on Sunday, the Wildcats played to a scoreless draw with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in a battle of teams unbeaten in league play.
NMU is unbeaten in the month of September with a 5-0-1 mark. Their five-match win streak during the month was the longest in program history, while their current six-match unbeaten streak is also the top mark on the Wildcat record book. They also have not allowed a goal to their opponents in the past three-plus matches with the streak spanning 312:41 of game play.
The Wildcats will hit the road this weekend for a pair of GLIAC matches. On Friday, NMU takes on Ashland University for a match under the lights beginning at 7 p.m. The team will then travel to Saginaw Valley State University for a 2:30 p.m. kick-off on Sunday.