Wildcats Defeated in Final Minutes by Beavers

Wildcats Defeated in Final Minutes by Beavers

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (0-4, 0-0 GLIAC) fell victim to a pair of late goals, being defeated by Bemidji State University (3-0, 0-0 NSIC), 2-0, Sunday afternoon.

Freshman goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) continued to face pressure from the start of the contest, seeing seven shots, three on-target, in the first half. Frontuto recorded a save in all three shots on-goal, while the Wildcats recorded just one shot offensively in the opening half of play. 

Going the first 83 minutes without a score, the Beavers were able to break the scoreless tie in the 83rd-minute on a shot that Frontuto managed to deflect. The ball rebounded to BSU's Raqul Thelen in the box who immediately put the ball in the net for the 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, the Beaver went up two goals on a free kick just outside the box putting the Wildcats out of range.

Despite allowing the two late goals, Frontuto's 20 saves on the season is currently enough for third in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Offensively, freshman forward Jenna Halonen (Howell, Michigan) and senior midfielder Abby Cook (Midfielder) each recorded a pair of shots in the loss.

Next up for NMU is a pair of home non-conference matchups against GLIAC opponents. Friday, Saginaw Valley State University comes to Marquette for a 1 p.m. afternoon matchup, while Northwood University comes to town Sunday to take on the Wildcats at 4 p.m.