Wildcats Look to Find Rhythm Against GLIAC Foes

Wildcats Look to Find Rhythm Against GLIAC Foes

MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (2-7-2, 1-2-2 GLIAC) continues their five-game home swing with a pair of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic conference against Tiffin University (3-8-1, 2-3 GLIAC) and Ashland University (7-4-1, 4-1 GLIAC). Friday's matchup with Tiffin is set for 4 p.m., while Sunday's Ashland-Northern Michigan match is scheduled for noon.

Live stats and live video can be found at nmuwildcats.com, while there will also be in-game updates on Twitter at @NMU_Wildcats.

Weekly Notes: 

Offensive Struggles Continue. With only one match over the weekend, the Wildcats were shutout, 1-0, by archrival Michigan Technological University on Sunday afternoon. The match marked the fourth consecutive without a score for NMU who are 0-2-2 during the span. Defensively, the Wildcats have held opponents to just two goals over the same stretch.

Halonen leading the offense. Freshman forward Jenna Halonen (Howell, Michigan) currently owns the team lead in goals, assists and points. The freshman already has more goal and points than any NMU player since the 2015 season with seven goals and 16 points putting her at third in the GLIAC for goals and fourth in points.

Conference Shutouts: In four Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matches, NMU has recorded a shutout in three. Freshman goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) has two solo shutouts during conference play and three on the season, while also combining for a shutout with junior goalkeeper Emma Vermette (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan).

Basma Enters Her First Year: NMU Head Coach Sonia Basma is in her first year at the helm of the Wildcats, currently with an 2-7-2 mark.

NMU versus Tiffin. It will be the 13th-matchup between the two programs in women's soccer with the Wildcats trailing the Dragons in the series, 4-7-1.

NMU versus Ashland. In 23 all-time meetings, the Wildcats have mustered just four wins and four draws over the Eagles. The fifteen wins for Ashland is the second most any team has over the Wildcats.