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Wednesday May 22, 2024
NMU Men Lose To SVSU; Ladies Beat Purdue NW

Stories and photos courtesy of NMU Sports Information

It was a split for the Northern Michigan University soccer teams on Sunday, as the Wildcat men's team lost a tight 1-0 match to defending GLIAC champion Saginaw Valley State, while the NMU ladies stayed undefeated with a 3-0 win over Purdue Northwest.


The Northern Michigan University men's soccer team dropped its home contest, against the defending GLIAC champions the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals, by a 1-0 decision.

The Cardinals scored late in the first half, and the Wildcats were unable to find the answer despite last-ditch efforts in the final five minutes. The 'Cats came close to tying the game in the dying minutes, as Cian Tunney had a solid strike from just outside the goal area that he flicked into the keeper, who was in the right place at the right time.

The Wildcats fall to 2-3-1 overall and 1-1 in GLIAC play, and the Cardinals improve to 3-2-1 overall with a 1-0-1 GLIAC record.

Head coach Alex Fatovi had this to say about his teams performance:

"Obviously disappointed in the end result today. We let a massive opportunity slip through our hands, however I'm not disappointed in our performance at all. Our boys came to play, stuck to the game plan and possessed very well against the defending champs. The difference was they finished their 1 clear moment, and we didn't. Now we must focus on recovery and get ready for an absolutely critical road trip at PNW and Parkside. Up the cats!"
  • Cian Tunney recorded two shots on goal, and Jan Hoffmann recorded one
  • Goalkeeper Florian Palmowski made four saves on five shots faced
  • All but four of the starters for the Wildcats played the full 90 minutes
  • As a team, the Wildcats were outshot 10-7, with SVSU recording five shots on target to NMU's three
  • Both teams were awarded two corner kicks
  • The Cardinals were whistled for 17 fouls to the Wildcats 13, including four yellow cards for the Cardinals and one for the Wildcats


The Northern Michigan University women's soccer team hosted the Purdue Northwest Pride for its second GLIAC contest of the 2023 campaign, winning by a score of 3-0. Maria StormIsabella Lorens, and Allison Kroll scored for the 'Cats, all goals coming in the second half. Stephanie Trujillo and Olivia Moreno picked up assists.

The Wildcats improved to 5-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in GLIAC play, and the Pride fall to 2-3-1 overall and 0-2 in GLIAC play.

Marquette native Isabella Lorens had this to say after scoring her first career goal in the 3-0 win against the Pride:
  • Maria Storm opened the scoring for the Wildcats, her first goal of the season
  • Isabella Lorens scored the second goal for the 'Cats, her first career goal for the green and gold
  • Allison Kroll scored the first goal of her career off a header from inside the box
  • Both Stephanie Trujillo and Olivia Moreno recorded an assist
  • Jillian Thompson made one save, recording her fourth shutout of the 2023 season
  • Gwen Kiilunen led the 'Cats in playing time with 89 minutes. The next closest was Maria Storm with 73
  • As a team, the Wildcats dominated play. The 'Cats outshot the Pride 27-3, with shots on target 15-1. The Wildcats also produced 12 corner kicks to PNW's one

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