MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (0-2, 0-0 GLIAC) will host a pair of non-conference matches this weekend when the University if Minnesota Duluth (1-0, 0-0 NSIC) travels to Marquette for the Wildcats home-opener on Friday at 2 p.m., while NMU will host Bemidji State University (1-0, 0-0 NSIC) Sunday at 3 p.m.
Live stats and live video can be found at nmuwildcats.com, while there will also be in-game updates on Twitter at @NMU_Wildcats.
Wildcats searching for first win: On Friday, St. Cloud State University found the back of the net three times over a 20 minutes span during the first half. The Wildcats did hold the Huskies scoreless in the second half but could not trim the deficit, falling 3-0. NMU traveled to Winona, Minnesota on Sunday to take on Winona State University. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the second half, freshman forward Jenna Halonen (Howell, Michigan) scored the first goal of the season for the Wildcats in the 52nd minute. The Warriors would add two more in the second to win, 4-1.
Freshman scores lone goal: Halonen's goal was scored off of a deep entry pass from the senior defender Allyssa Milam (Williamston, Michigan) who recorded the assist. The goal marked the fourth time in six seasons that a freshman scored the first goal of the season for Wildcats.
Frontuto faces high powered offense: Freshman goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) played 151 minutes between the posts for NMU in their opening weekend. Frontuto faced 17 shots on goal, making 8 saves in the process which is good enough for six in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference.
Basma enters her first year: NMU Head Coach Sonia Basma began her first season at the helm of the Wildcats 0-2.
NMU versus Minn. Duluth: NMU is 3-13-3 all-time versus Minn. Duluth with their last win coming in 2014. Last season, the Wildcats fell 2-1 to the Bulldogs.
NMU versus Bemidji St.: NMU owns a 6-5 mark all-time over Bemidji St. with the last victory coming in 2011. A year ago, the Beavers shut out the Wildcats, 4-0.