Press Box

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan University announces the 2008 soccer schedule. The Wildcats are coming off a 12-5-2 overall record in 2007 which included a 3-3-2 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). 
NMU will play eight of its first nine matches at home. The ‘Cats host the Wildcat Soccer Invite on Aug.30-31. Saturday, Aug. 30, NMU will face Bemidji State in the first game and then UM-Duluth and St. Cloud square off in the second game. The next day (Aug. 31) NMU will face St. Cloud in the first game with Bemidji State and UM-Duluth in the night cap.
The ‘Cats go on the road on Sept. 2 to face Lewis. The next six matches will be played on the NMU pitch behind the Superior Dome. Concordia-St. Paul is the opponent on Sept. 5, two days later (Sept. 7) Winona State comes calling. UM-Duluth (Sept. 12) and GLIAC foe Ashland (Sept. 14) will drop in the following week.   The final two contests of the home stand are against Grand Valley State (Sept. 19) and Ferris State (Sept. 21).
Sept. 26 and 28 the ‘Cats are on the road against Saginaw Valley State and Northwood respectively. The Findlay Oilers (Oct. 3) and the GLIAC’s newest member Tiffin (Oct. 5) visit NMU in early October.
The following week the ‘Cats are back on the road as they face Grand Valley State (Oct. 10) and Ferris State (Oct. 12). The final two home matches for the regular season are set for Oct. 17 against Saginaw Valley State and Oct. 19 against Northwood.
NMU will play its final three regular season matches on the road at Findlay (Oct. 24), Tiffin (Oct. 26) and Ashland (Nov. 1).
2008 NMU Soccer Schedule
Aug. 30-31-Wildcat Soccer Invite
Aug. 30-vs. Bemidji State (11 a.m.)
Aug. 30-UM-Duluth vs. St. Cloud (1 p.m.)
Aug. 31-vs. St. Cloud (2 p.m.)
Aug. 31-Bemidji State vs. UM-Duluth (12 p.m.)
Sept. 2-at Lewis (4 p.m.)
Sept. 5-Concordia-St. Paul (4 p.m.)
Sept. 7-Winona State (12 p.m.)
Sept. 12-UM-Duluth (4 p.m.)
Sept. 14-Ashland (12 p.m.)
Sept. 19-Grand Valley State (4 p.m.)
Sept. 21-Ferris State (12 p.m.)
Sept. 26-at Saginaw Valley State (4 p.m.)
Sept. 28-at Northwood (12 p.m.)
Oct. 3-Findlay (2 p.m.)
Oct. 5-Tiffin (12 p.m.)
Oct. 10-at Grand Valley State (4 p.m.)
Oct. 12-at Ferris State (12 p.m.)
Oct. 17-Saginaw Valley State (4 p.m.)
Oct. 19-Northwood (12 p.m.)
Oct. 24-at Findlay (2 p.m.)
Oct. 26-at Tiffin (12 p.m.)
Nov. 1-at Ashland (12 p.m.)
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director