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Dallas WiertellaApril 30, 2024

M Soccer: NMU takes weekend split, long road trip ahead

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LONE GOAL — The ‘Cats took a 1-0 win against the Panthers but were unable to find the back of the net against the Cardinals, taking a weekend split before the long road trip coming up.

This past weekend, the NMU men’s soccer team hosted Davenport and Saginaw Valley with the
weekend coming to a split. The ‘Cats took the win against Davenport on Friday but fell to
Saginaw Valley 0-1 on Sunday after the Cardinals scored a goal in the 39th minute.

“I think if you look at the last two GLIAC finalists, for them to come in and for us to concede a goal in 180 minutes and create enough chances to score more than we did, you have to be happy with that,” Head Coach Alex Fatovic said.

The team was able to win Friday night against Davenport with a final score of 1-0, with the only goal of the game coming from freshman forward Jaziel Sainz de Vilmorin.

“You have to look at where we are in the GLIAC, everybody is good. Everybody is tight,” Fatovic said. “There’s no easy game, it’s more like a tournament this year than a league. So, any points given up are disappointing.”

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The Wildcats are playing two more GLIAC teams this weekend, and with both Purdue-NW and UW-Parkside trailing NMU in the standings, this weekend will be big for Fatovic and the team. Fatovic believes the team has continued to get better during training sessions and that has been reflected in the matches leading up to this weekend.

“It’s going to be a challenging week, like every week, moving forward, it’s a sprint and I think the positive signs are there that our guys can battle, and we can stay competitive, and we can win this thing if we put some things together,” Fatovic said.

This upcoming weekend, the Wildcats are on the road again heading to Indiana and Wisconsin
to start a four-game road trip. First, the team will travel to Hammond, Indiana to face off against Purdue Northwest on Friday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. The team will then travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin to play UW-Parkside on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3:30 p.m.

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Hi! My name is Lily Gouin I am in my third year here at NMU. I am from Appleton, WI majoring in communications and double minoring in multimedia journalism and public relations. In my free time, I like to go thrifting, watch TV and sports, and do puzzles. Once I graduate from NMU I hope to work in sports as a sideline reporter!