MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer hit the road for two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup with important postseason implications as they head to Purdue University Friday and University of Wisconsin Parkside on Sunday.
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FRIDAY AT PURDUE NORTHWEST
LIVE STATS: not currently available
SUNDAY AT PARKSIDE
| LAST TIME OUT
The Wildcats concluded a four-match home stand with Saginaw Valley State University and Ashland University but dropped both matches.
| IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Junior Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wis.) has made 89 saves this season, which places her 7th for season saves in the NMU record book. She now has 222 saves in her career and is ranked second in NMU history for saves. Her 89 saves place her first in the GLIAC and is 23 more than second place. Nationally, she ranks 26th in saves.
| TAKING SHOTS
Sophomore Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Mich.) is pacing the Wildcats offense with 52 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.
| SCORING POINTS
Three players have scored a goal and tallied an assist this season. Halonen has tallied two goals and four assists and is tied for the team's lead with eight points. Sophomore Natalie Stampfly (Stevensville, Mich.) has scored a goal and has two assists this year. Freshman Evelyn Flor (Hugo, Minn.) has scored a goal and assisted on an another goal.
Senior Jamie Montgomery (Gaithersburg, Md.) has the team lead with four goals and is tied with Halonen with eight points. Senior Gaelin Hirabayashi (Ijamsville, Md.) has two goals. Three others have also scored a goal this year.
| PLAYOFF PICTURE
The Wildcats are currently tied for the eighth seed with Michigan Technological University and PNW. The teams are .5 games back from Parkside, currently in the seventh spot, as the Rangers got a tie with Davenport. Michigan Tech will also play Parkside and PNW this weekend. NMU will then host Tech on Friday, November 8th while Parkside will host PNW that same day.
| NMU VERSUS PNW
NMU leads the series 3-1 and has outscored the Pride 10-2 all-time. The two teams faced each other in Marquette in September and NMU got goals from Montgomery and Halonen to pick up a 2-1 victory.
| NMU VERSUS PARKSIDE
The Wildcats come into Saturday's match looking to narrow the series as the Rangers hold a 5-1-1 advantage in the all-time series. The team's have played two times already this season. On September 21, NMU visited Parkside but fell 2-1. The following Friday, September 27, the Wildcats hosted the Rangers but again fell, this time 1-0.
| 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.