MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team continues its five-game road trip this weekend with a pair of games in Ohio to begin Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. The Wildcats play Notre Dame College on Friday (Sept. 14) at 5 p.m. for a first-ever meeting with the Falcons. Sunday (Sept. 16), NMU plays Lake Erie College at noon.
NMU was defeated in its first game this week at Michigan Tech on Monday (Sept. 10). The Huskies scored two second half goals to defeat Northern for the first time in their two-year existence. The ‘Cats are 1-3, heading into the weekend.
Friday’s game is the GLIAC-opener for both schools. The Falcons are 1-3 overall on the season after falling to Lake Erie 1-0 in double overtime on Monday. NDC goalie Kristy Kolschetzky had four saves in the first half, making a pair of them within 30 seconds. Kolschetzky finished with six saves on the night.
The Storm is 1-3 after picking up its first win over NDC. Chrissy Poulos scored the lone goal of the game in the 101st minute to break the scoreless tie. Storm goalkeeper Megan Badacci made four saves in the game, with two of them off free kicks in the last minutes of the first overtime.
The last time NMU and Lake Erie faced each other was last season on Sept. 30 in Marquette. NMU won the game in a 4-0 shutout. The four unassisted goals were scored by KC McCary, Kim Rietveld, Kylee St. Arnauld and Nicole Musi. Three of the goals were from first time-scorers and marked a season-high for goals scored in a game by the ‘Cats.
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