Wildcats’ Offense Falls Short Against Michigan Tech

Wildcats’ Offense Falls Short Against Michigan Tech

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (2-7-2, 1-2-2 GLIAC) dropped this week's lone match to conference rival Michigan Technological University (5-5-1, 2-2-1 GLIAC) Sunday afternoon, 1-0. 

It was a slow start for the Wildcats who managed just two shots in the opening half. Junior defender Anna Worman (Racine, Wisconsin) junior forward Aimee Colla (Muskego, Wisconsin) each recorded an attempt, but neither put their shot on-goal.

NMU attempted a single shot through the first 40 minutes of action, while MTU found themselves on the board in the 25th-minute. On the Huskies third shot of the contest, Katri Studtmann found the back of the net to put the Wildcats in a, 1-0 deficit.

The Wildcats came strong offensively to begin the second half. Senior forward Madison Hamilla (Gaylord, Michigan) and freshman forward Jenna Halonen (Howell, Michigan) each recorded a shot attempt in the first five minutes of the second half, but neither team was able to score the rest of the way, giving MTU the 1-0 shutout.

Besides the opening minutes of the second half, NMU struggled to find a rhythm offensively. The Wildcats were outshot 11-6 for the contest, while only putting two shots on-goal. Additionally, two offside calls early in the game ended a pair of potential breakaway scoring opportunities for NMU.

Defensively, freshman goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) recorded four saves, facing five shots on-goal. The number increased Frontuto's saves total for the season up to 55, while her goals against average improved to 1.35. Both totals are good enough for fifth-best in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

In the middle of a five-game homestand, the Wildcats host a pair of GLIAC contests next weekend beginning with Tiffin University Friday at 4 p.m. Ashland University will come to town Sunday for a noon start.