Wildcats Fall to Lewis in Non-Conference Action

Wildcats Fall to Lewis in Non-Conference Action

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (1-2-1, 0-0-0 GLIAC) dropped an afternoon match on the road against Lewis University (1-2-1, 0-0-0 GLVC) on Saturday by a score of 1-0. They Flyers took an early lead courtesy of a penalty kick and hung on for the victory.   

  PENALTY KICK

Despite 14 combined shots in the opening half, the games' lone score came on a penalty kick at the 19-minute mark. The Flyers had attempted two shots on-goal to that point but failed to connect until the free opportunity. Lewis' Kailey Parnello netted her third goal of the season after the NMU foul, putting the Flyers up, 1-0.

Lewis took a 9-5 shot advantage into the halftime break, while they also had a 4-1 shots on-goal advantage. Sophomore Jenna Halonen (Howell, Michigan) led the Wildcat offense in the first half with a pair of shots attempts. Her attempt was the lone shot on-target in the half. 

  HALONEN SISTER LEAD THE OFFENSE

Of the Wildcats' eight shots in the match Jenna Halonen and freshman midfielder Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Michigan) each recorded a pair. NMU also recorded a shot on-goal from senior midfielder Maddie Herbert (Clarkston, Michigan).

Three other Wildcats attempted a shot at the net including freshman forward Rachael Erste (Rockforf, Michigan) senior forward Aimee Colla (Muskego, Wisconsin), and freshman midfielder Peyton McNabb (Springfield, Missouri). 

  BETWEEN THE POSTS

Sophomore goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto (Luxemburg, Wisconsin) manned all 90 minutes in goal for the Wildcats for the fourth-consecutive game to begin the season. Frontuto made four saves in the first half, stopping all four shots on-goal faced. She added two more saves in the second half to finished the match with six.

For the season, Frontuto has recorded 22 saves, a save percentage of .815, and a goals against average of 1.18 en route to a 1-2-1 record.

   NEXT UP

With one more non-conference tune-up before the start of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action gets underway, the Wildcats will now get ready to host Finlandia University. The Lions are currently 2-0-0 on the year and have shutout their opponents by a combined score of 15-0. s

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