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Women's Soccer Returns to NMU Soccer Field This Weekend

Women's Soccer Returns to NMU Soccer Field This Weekend

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer returns to the NMU Soccer Field looking to avenge their result at University of Wisconsin Parkside and will also host Purdue University Northwest in nonconference action this weekend. 

 

WEEKLY NOTES

  FOLLOW ALONG

Fans can follow Saturday's matchup using the links below. Game updates can be found at https://twitter.com/NMU_Wildcats 

FRIDAY VS. PARKSIDE

VIDEO: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/nmu/

LIVE STATS: http://nmuwildcats.com/sports/wsoc/2019-20/boxscores/20190927_3yxs.xml

SUNDAY VS. PURDUE NORTHWEST

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LIVE STATS: http://nmuwildcats.com/sports/wsoc/2019-20/boxscores/20190929_vlz3.xml

  LAST TIME OUT

The Wildcats visited Parkside this past Saturday and scored the first goal of the game when sophomore Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Mich.) provided a pass to senior Jamie Montgomery (Gaithersburg, Md.) to give NMU a 1-0 lead at the 20:43 mark. However, the Rangers were able to score two goals in response to defeat NMU 2-1.   

  MAKING STOPS

Junior goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wis.) leads the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with 27 saves this season. She is averaging over five saves per match, and was right on average last match, making five saves at Parkside.

  BALANCED ATTACK

Five different players have scored goals this season for NMU. Montgomery now paces the team with two goals, scoring this past Saturday and the game-winner at St. Cloud State University.

Senior Kaitlynn Benson (Windsor, Ontario), junior Isabela Cardoso (Sao Paulo, Brazil), sophomore Natalie Stampfly (Stevensville, Mich.), and freshman Evelyn Flor (Hugo, Minn) have all added a goal.

  TAKING A CHANCE

Sophomore Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Mich.) paces the Wildcats with 19 shots this season, which places her fifth in the league. Her 10 shots on goal also ranks her fifth while her 3.80 shots per match place her fourth. Halonen led the team with nine goals last season but enters this weekend seeking her first goal of 2019. Halonen is currently tied for the team's lead with two assists.

  NMU VERSUS PARKSIDE

The Wildcats come into Friday's match looking to avenge Saturday's loss. Parkside leads the all-time series, 4-1-1, but the Rangers have won the past two meetings by just one goal each time. Parkside is 3-3 on the season.

  NMU VERSUS PNW

NMU leads the series 2-1 and has outscored the Pride 8-1 all-time. Last season, NMU won the first meeting 3-0, but PNW was able to take a 1-0 victory later in the season. The Pride enters this week at 1-3-1 this season and will take on Michigan Technological University Friday afternoon.