MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (1-1-0, 0-0-0 GLIAC) hits the road for the first time in 2018 when they compete against a pair of region opponents in the University of Southern Indiana (0-2-0, 0-0-0 GLIAC) and Lewis University (0-1-0, 0-0-0 GLIAC). The Wildcats compete against the Screaming Eagles Thursday at 6 p.m. with the game being played on the campus of Purdue University-Northwest. NMU will then travel to Lewis University for a Saturday afternoon match at noon.
Fans can follow both contests this weekend using the links below. These links can also be found on the team schedule or composite calendar at NMUwildcats.com.
NMU began the 2018 slate with a victory over St. Cloud State University. Freshman forward Taelor Moore (Warren, Michigan) and sophomore forward Jenna Halonen (Gaylord, Michigan) scored unassisted goals in the season opener to seal the team's first victory over SCSU since 2008.
In their second match, the Wildcats were shutout by the University of Minnesota Duluth despite controlling the offense for much of the first half. NMU held the Bulldogs without a shot for the opening 28 minutes of action.
Moore and freshman forward Rachael Erste (Rockford, Michigan) began their college careers with strong starts. Moore scored her first collegiate goal less than three minutes into season opener and lead the Wildcats in shots and shots on-goal in both contests. Erste also fueled the offense by taking three shots over the weekend, a pair of which were on-target.
|FRONTUTO IN GOAL|
Sophomore goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) garnered the start in both matches to begin the season competing in all 180 minutes of action. She recorded eight saves in the season opener, the second-most in a match for her career, and has 11 for the season. That number puts her tied for third-most in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
|BASMA IN HER SECOND SEASON|
Head coach Sonia Basma is in her second season at the helm of the Wildcats in 2018. She owns a 5-12-2 record and a 2-5-2 mark in GLIAC competition.
|NMU VERSUS SOUTHERN INDIANA|
The Wildcats have won both matches that the two programs have played with the last match being played in 2003. NMU earned a 1-0 overtime victory that season, while they also defeated the Screaming Eagles in 2001.
|NMU VERSUS LEWIS|
NMU also earns the all-time series against Lewis with a 4-2 overall record. The two teams met last in Romeoville, Illinois with the Flyers earning the 1-0 victory. The Wildcats did earn a win in the series each season from 2006 through 2008.