HOUGHTON, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (4-11-2, 1-8-0 GLIAC) dropped their season finale, 3-1, to Michigan Technological University (10-5-1, 5-4-0 GLIAC) Friday evening on the road.
It was a slow offensive start for the Wildcats in the opening half. Junior midfielder Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Michigan) was the lone NMU student-athlete to attempt a shot in the opening half, doing so in the 35th-minute of play.
MTU netted a trio of goals in the opening half and took a 3-0 lead into the halftime intermission.
|JENNA HALONEN SCORES|
For the second time in as many contests, sophomore forward Jenna Halonen (Howell, Michigan) found the back of the net. Her fifth goal of the season came in the 59th-minute with senior defenseman Anna Worman (Racine, Wisconsin) earning an assist on the play. For Worman, it was her first assist on the season and third point.
Halonen's goal comes after her return a week ago. After missing more than a month due to injury, Halonen returned last Friday and scored a goal in the following match on Sunday. She was the team leader in 2017 for goals and points.
Despite Jenna Halonen's late goal, the Wildcats were unable to score the rest of the way. NMU ends the regular season with four wins for the third consecutive season and match year's finish of 4-11-2.
|BETWEEN THE POSTS|
Senior goaltender Emma Vermette (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan) garnered the start in the match, playing all of the first half. She recorded 10 saves to bring her season total to 68, the fourth-most in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Sophomore goaltender Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) entered the match at the half and made six saves. It was the second-consecutive match that Frontuto has seen action, while she sits at second in the GLIAC goaltender stats with an .857 save percentage and fifth with a 0.88 goals against average.
|SEASON STAT LEADERS|
The season comes to an end with a number of freshmen leading in the team's offensive categories. Caroline Halonen led the Wildcats with 24 points on the season. It was the most since Paula Hafner in 2014, while she also led the team in in goals and assist with nine and six.
Jenna Halonen was second on the team five points and 12 points even after an injury plagued her season. Seven different freshmen recorded a point this season with freshman forward Taelor Moore (Warren, Michigan) recoding the second-most among newcomer. She scored three goals in 2018 for six points.