MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer continues their Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home stand this weekend as they host Saginaw Valley State University Friday then Ashland 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. SAGINAW VALLEY
SUNDAY VS. ASHLAND
| LAST TIME OUT
This past weekend, the Wildcats hosted two games in Marquette, Michigan but were unable to snag victory. NMU hosted #3 Grand Valley State University but were unable to slow the ranked Lakers, falling 5-0. The team then hosted Davenport University and exchanged goals with the Panthers, tying the score at 2-2 with 18 minutes remaining. However, DU was able to score a goal with 11 minutes to play which proved the difference.
| LEADING THE LEAGUE
Junior Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wis.) has made 81 saves this season, which also places her 10th for season saves in the NMU record book and has moved her to third all-time for career saves at NMU. Her 81 saves place her first in the GLIAC and is 23 more than second place. Nationally, she ranks 21st in saves while her 6.75 saves per match is 28th among all Division II goalkeepers.
| TAKING SHOTS
Sophomore Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Mich.) is pacing the Wildcats offense with 49 shots to place her fourth in the GLIAC. She has added two goals and four assists for the team this season and played a part in the first goal Sunday against Davenport.
In the first half, Halonen took a corner kick from the left side of the goal and found senior Gaelin Hirabayashi (Ijamsville, Md.) in the middle of the box who rise above the Davenport defenders to head the ball into the net.
| TEAM LEADER
Senior Jamie Montgomery (Gaithersburg, Md.) leads the team's scoring with four goals after adding one in Sunday's contest. The Panthers committed a foul inside the box, giving the Wildcats a penalty kick. Montgomery took the kick and put it into the back of the net which tied the game at 2-2.
| NMU VERSUS SVSU
The Wildcats hold a 14-12-2 all-time series lead with the Cardinals, but dropped the last meeting in Marquette in double overtime. The Cardinals fell 2-1 at Ashland in their last contest and enter the weekend at 6-5 overall, 3-1 in the GLIAC.
| NMU VERSUS ASHLAND
NMU looks to narrow the series with Ashland in Sunday's match with the Eagles winning each meeting the past two seasons. AU comes into the weekend at 10-1-1 on the season and 4-0 in the GLIAC after defeating SVSU in their most recent outing. Ashland heads to Michigan Technological University Friday.
| 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.