MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University returns to the NMU Soccer Field this weekend to start a four-game Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home stand, starting with #3 Grand Valley State University on Friday and Davenport University Sunday.
Fans can follow Saturday's matchup using the links below. Game updates can be found at https://twitter.com/NMU_Wildcats
FRIDAY VS. #3 GRAND VALLEY STATE
SUNDAY VS. DAVENPORT
| LAST TIME OUT
On Sunday, the Wildcats visited rival Michigan Technological University and scored two first half goals to lead 2-1 at the half. Michigan Tech tied the score with seven minutes to play, but the Wildcats scored the game winner with 2:33 left to play to win the nonconference match 3-2.
| THREE POINTS
Sophomore Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Mich.) finished with three points Saturday. She scored the match's first goal just 2:39 into action. She then took a corner kick and found senior Gaelin Hirabayashi (Ijamsville, Md.) in the 33rd minute to make it 2-1 before halftime.
Halonen now has two goals and leads the team with three assists. She also has taken 44 shots this season, which puts her second in the league.
| THE GAME WINNER
The Wildcats saw the game tied with seven minutes to play when Michigan Tech scored. NMU was able to strike in the final minutes to get the game winner. Freshman Evelyn Flor (Hugo, Minn.) brought the ball up the right side of the field and crossed it toward the goal. The ball got through the Tech defense and found freshman Isabelle Brusilow (Grosse Point, Mich.) on the backside near the far post who then put the ball into the net for her first career goal.
| MAKING SAVES
Junior Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wis.) leads the GLIAC in saves. She tallied eight saves Sunday at Tech and now has 65 saves this season. She has 13 more saves than anyone else in the league. Her 65 saves puts her 30th in the country.
| NMU VERSUS GVSU
The Wildcats look to narrow the series against the Lakers as they enter Friday's match. GVSU is currently 9-1 on the season and are coming off an NCAA Championship appearance last year.
| NMU VERSUS DAVENPORT
NMU will enter Sunday's contest looking to even the series in the third matchup between teams. The two squads tied in the first ever match in 2017, but Davenport captured a 1-0 victory last season. The Panthers are 1-0-1 in the league after a 0-0 tied at the University of Wisconsin Parkside and will head to Michigan Tech Friday afternoon.
| 50 YEARS OF WOMEN'S SPORTS
Throughout the 2019-20 season, the Wildcats will celebrate the history of Women's Sports at Northern Michigan. Fans are encouraged to contribute with their favorite and most memorable moments and athletes of NMU women's sports. Please go to THIS LINK to contribute your favorite or most memorable moment and athletes. More information on this year's celebration can be found HERE.