Wildcats Fall to Davenport on the Road

Wildcats Fall to Davenport on the Road

CALEDONIA, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Women's Soccer (4-5-2, 1-2-0 GLIAC) dropped a road match, 1-0, to Davenport University (4-5-0, 2-1-0 GLIAC) Sunday evening. The Wildcats began the match by controlling the tempo, but a DU score in the 66th-minute would seal a Panther victory.

  THE START

The Wildcats began the match by controlling the ball and offensive tempo for much of the first half. NMU held Davenport without a shot for the first 18 minutes of play and had a 6-2 shot advantage after the contest's first 30 minutes. 

  FENDING OFF THE PANTHERS

As the first half was winding down, the Panthers began to increase their attack on the offensive side, outshooting the Wildcats 5-3 in the final 15 minutes of the half. Both sides still went into the halftime intermission scoreless after the Wildcat defense managed to turn away all four shots on-goal faced during the span.

  SECOND HALF

Davenport continued their offensive outburst into the second half, but NMU managed to keep up the pace with the Panthers in the second 45 minutes. The Wildcats were outshot, 9-7, in the half but also attempted a trio of corner kicks.

The match was decided in the 66th-minute of play when DU managed to tap the ball past the Wildcat goalkeeper in the box for the lone score of the match by either squad. NMU held off four shots by the Panthers the rest of the way but attempted just two, failing to extend the match.

  STAT LEADERS

Freshman midfielder Caroline Halonen (Hartland, Michigan) attempted nine shots in the match, a game-high. Senior forward Aimee Colla (Muskego, Wisconsin) and freshman forward Taelor Moore (Warren, Michigan) attempted three and two shots, respectively, with each putting one on-goal. Freshman forward Rachael Erste (Rockford, Michigan) attempted a single shot in the match.

  VERMETTE GETS ANOTHER START

Senior goalkeeper Emma Vermette (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan) made her fourth appearance of the season and second-consecutive start on Friday. She stopped five shots to bring her season total to 24. Her season goals against average now sits at 0.94, while her save percentage on the season is .899.

  NEXT UP

The Wildcats will finish the road trip on Sunday when they travel to No. 2 Grand Valley State University. NMU will attempt to be the first team to knock off the Lakers in 2018.

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