MARQUETTE, MICH.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (1-1-0, 0-0-0 GLIAC) dropped Sunday's afternoon match, 2-0, to the University of Minnesota Duluth (1-1-0, 0-0-0 NSIC) Sunday afternoon at the NMU Soccer Field.
|SCORELESS FIRST HALF|
NMU jumped out early on the offensive end, controlling the ball much of the opening half. The Wildcats outshot their opponents, 6-4, in the first half with three chances coming on-goal. Freshman forward Taelor Moore (Warren, Michigan) attempted three shots, putting a pair on-target. Senior midfielder Aimee Colla (Muskego, Wisconsin) also had a shot on-goal.
Midway through the half, Duluth began to pick up the tempo attempting their first shot near the 28-minute mark. The Bulldogs did attempt three more shots before both teams went into the half locked in a scoreless tie.
|DULUTH TAKES THE LEAD|
Despite the Wildcats getting out to the quick start in the first half, it was Duluth that took over offensively in the second. UMD outshot NMU, 11-5, in the half to take a 15-11 advance for the contest.
After a number of offensive chances, the Bulldogs took the lead in the 65th minute after a corner kick bounced around in front of the net before finally being scored by a Duluth attacker. Another corner kick with less than a minute to play gave UMD their second goal of the match to hand the Wildcats a 2-0 defeat.
|NMU STAT LEADERS|
For the second-consecutive match, Moore lead the Wildcats in shots with four, two of which were on-goal. Colla and freshman forward Rachael Erste (Rockford, Michigan) also attempted a shot on goal.
In goal, sophomore goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) made her second start of the year falling to 1-1-0. Her three saves brought her season total to 11, currently the most in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference after the Wildcats first weekend of action.
|WILDCATS HIT THE ROAD|
Next up for the Wildcats will be their first road contest of the season when they take on the University of Southern Indiana in a neutral site contest located in Hammond, Indiana on the campus of Purdue University-Northwest. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m. (EDT).
It will be the first matchup between the two programs since 2003 with NMU owning a 2-0-0 overall record in the series.