MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Men's Soccer hits the road again for Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action this weekend as they visit Upper Iowa University Friday and Purdue Northwest University Sunday.
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Saturday vs. Parkside
| LAST TIME OUT
The Wildcats faced a stretch where they fell 1-0 for four straight matches while facing multiple ranked teams in the region, but were able to find the net this past Saturday when they hosted the University of Wisconsin Parkside. The Wildcats scored two goals, but were unable to overcome a Ranger squad that scored four goals
| ON THE BOARD
Junior Vegard Ervall (Trondheim, Norway) scored the team's first goal of the game in the 26th minute off a corner kick. Freshman Ryan Palmbaum (Rocklin, Calif.) took the corner and passed it over the defense, finding Ervall on the backside who then headed the ball into the net for his third goal of the season.
| NARROWING THE GAP
In the 76th minute and NMU facing a 3-1 deficit, senior Eric Suess (Ludwigsburg, Germany) centered a ball from far outside the box. Senior Ben Hoffman (Petoskey, Mich.) was able to head the ball into the corner of the net to move the Wildcats closer, making it 3-2.
| SCORING GOALS
Sophomore goalkeeper Patrick Restum (Okemos, Mich.) is ranked fifth in the GLIAC with 34 saves this season. Against Parkside, he finished with four saves. Earlier in the season, Restum tallied a career-high six saves against Quincy University.
| NMU VERSUS UPPER IOWA
This will be the second meeting of the season after NMU defeated the Peacocks 2-0 in September. Upper Iowa joined the conference this year and seek their first victory of the year. Most recently, they tied Purdue Northwest 3-3.
| NMU VERSUS PNW
NMU defeated the Pride 3-2 in September to start GLIAC play. PNW is 1-8-1 on the season and 1-5-1 in the GLIAC with a 1-0 victory over Northwood University and most recently tied Upper Iowa 3-3.
| 50 YEARS OF WOMEN'S SPORTS
Throughout the 2019-20 season, NMU will celebrate the history of Women's Sports at Northern Michigan. Fans are encouraged to contribute with their favorite and most memorable moments and athletes of NMU women's sports. Please go to THIS LINK to contribute your favorite or most memorable moment and athletes. More information on this year's celebration can be found HERE.