ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (1-2-1, 0-0-0 GLIAC) dropped an afternoon match on the road against Lewis University (1-2-1, 0-0-0 GLVC) on Saturday by a score of 1-0. They Flyers took an early lead courtesy of a penalty kick and hung on for the victory.
Despite 14 combined shots in the opening half, the games' lone score came on a penalty kick at the 19-minute mark. The Flyers had attempted two shots on-goal to that point but failed to connect until the free opportunity. Lewis' Kailey Parnello netted her third goal of the season after the NMU foul, putting the Flyers up, 1-0.
Lewis took a 9-5 shot advantage into the halftime break, while they also had a 4-1 shots on-goal advantage. Sophomore Jenna Halonen (Howell, Michigan) led the Wildcat offense in the first half with a pair of shots attempts. Her attempt was the lone shot on-target in the half.
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Of the Wildcats' eight shots in the match Jenna Halonen and freshman midfielder Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Michigan) each recorded a pair. NMU also recorded a shot on-goal from senior midfielder Maddie Herbert (Clarkston, Michigan).
Three other Wildcats attempted a shot at the net including freshman forward Rachael Erste (Rockforf, Michigan) senior forward Aimee Colla (Muskego, Wisconsin), and freshman midfielder Peyton McNabb (Springfield, Missouri).
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Sophomore goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) manned all 90 minutes in goal for the Wildcats for the fourth-consecutive game to begin the season. Frontuto made four saves in the first half, stopping all four shots on-goal faced. She added two more saves in the second half to finished the match with six.
For the season, Frontuto has recorded 22 saves, a save percentage of .815, and a goals against average of 1.18 en route to a 1-2-1 record.
With one more non-conference tune-up before the start of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action gets underway, the Wildcats will now get ready to host Finlandia University. The Lions are currently 2-0-0 on the year and have shutout their opponents by a combined score of 15-0. s