MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (4-10-2, 1-7-0 GLIAC) will wrap-up the 2018 regular season campaign on Friday when they travel to Michigan Technological University (9-5-1, 4-4-0 GLIAC) for a 5 p.m. start.
Fans can follow the season finale on Friday using the links below. These links can also be found on the team schedule or composite calendar at NMUwildcats.com.
The Wildcats were faced with a strong offensive attack from Ashland University on Friday. The Eagles outshot NMU, 18-5, and connected on four goals to defeat NMU. After falling into a 4-1 deficit on Sunday to Saginaw Valley State University, sophomore forward Jenna Halonen (Howell, Michigan) and freshman midfielder Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Michigan) both scored goals in the final 12 minutes. The comeback bid eventually fell just shy with NMU dropping the match, 4-3. Caroline Halonen's late goal was her second of the match.
|JENNA HALONEN'S RETURN|
After more than a month away due to injury, Jenna Halonen made her return to the pitch on Friday at Ashland. By Sunday, she was back to her scoring ways with her fourth goal of the season and first since September 14. Jenna Halonen has also added a pair of assists this season to total 10 points.
Last season, Jenna Halonen led the Wildcats in goals and points with eight and 18. Both numbers were the most since Paula Hafner totaled 14 and 31 during the 2014 campaign.
Eight freshmen have recorded a point this season with first-year student athletes accounting for 73% of NMU's point production this year. Caroline Halonen has 24 points this season made up of nine goals and six assists, all three of which lead the Wildcats. Additionally, Caroline Halonen has the third-highest amount in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for all three categories.
Freshman forward Taelor Moore (Warren, Michigan) has the third-most points on the team with six, while freshman midfielder Credence White (Grand Rapids, Michigan) is not far behind with four. Moore has three goals on the season and White has one goal and pair of assists. White recorded a three-point outing against Finlandia University on September 12 with one goal and one assist.
|BETWEEN THE POSTS|
Senior goalkeeper Emma Vermette (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan) earned the start in both matches over the weekend, but sophomore goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) also made an appearance on Sunday at SVSU. For the season, Frontuto has 10 appearances, while Vermette has nine.
With 58 saves on the season, Vermette ranks fifth-best in the GLIAC. Her .795 save percentage is also fifth-best in the conference. Frontuto also sits near the top of the GLIAC goaltender categories with a .840 save percentage and .093 goals against average.
|NMU VERSUS MICHIGAN TECH|
The 2018 regular season will come to an end on Friday when the Wildcats travel to Michigan Technological University for a 5 p.m. kick-off. The two teams met earlier this season in Marquette with the Huskies earning a 1-0 victory.