Wildcats Fall to Mercyhurst in Season Opener

Wildcats Fall to Mercyhurst in Season Opener

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Men's Soccer (0-1-0, 0-0-0 GLIAC) dropped their season opener, 2-0, to Mercyhurst University (1-0-0, 0-0-0 PSAC) at the NMU Soccer Field.

    FIRST HALF

Despite owning a 5-2 shot advantage in the opening half, the Wildcats trailed after SCSU found the back of the net at the 21:55. Mark. Of the five shots, two were on net with the attempts coming from junior midfielder Lewis Murray (Edinburgh, Scotland) and junior midfielder Nick Metcalfe (Royal Oak, Michigan)

    SECOND HALF

The Huskies tacked on another goal 15 minutes into the second half to take a 2-0 lead. NMU attempted five more shots in the second half but could not trim the lead. Sophomore midfielder Luca Lippert (Langen, Germany) finished the game with two shots on-goal, while eight other Wildcats each attempted one.

    WILINSKI STARTS OPENER

Junior goalkeeper Brayden Wilinski (Seymour, Wisconsin) garnered the start in the season opener, playing all 90 minutes. He finished the game with a pair of saves while facing four shots on-goal.

   NEXT UP

NMU will continue their weekend with a region clash in Evansville, Indiana when they take on the University of Southern Indiana Sunday afternoon. The contests is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. stat time.