NMU soccer falls at Northwood by a goal

MIDLAND, Mich. — The Northern Michigan University soccer team bounced back from a 2-0 deficit but were unable to come all the way back as they dropped a 3-2 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference decision at Northwood Thursday.

The loss drops the Wildcats to 7-8-1 overall with a 5-6-0 league record while the Timberwolves improved to 3-10-2 overall with a 2-8-1 league mark.

Carly Whitson and Allison Carooll each scored unassisted goals in the closing minutes of the opening frame. Whitson fired back a rebounded shot to take a 1-0 lead for Northwood in the 39th minute (38:35). Carroll then converted a penalty kick in the 41st minute (40:56).

NMU senior Haley Boroughf scored her first goal of the season when she headed in a corner kick from from sophomore Wynona Maravilla to put NMU on the board in the 59th minute (58:31).

Just 16-seconds later, Northwood’s Jessica Flores took a feed from Carly Whitson to retake a two-goal lead for the Timberwolves.

Senior Ashley Katers scored the final goal of the contest in the 88th minute (87:24) when she fired back in a rebounded shot from 15-yards out to pick up her fifth goal of the season.

NMU had a final look at a goal in the waning seconds of the match, but were beat by the clock before the tying goal could find the back of the net.

“Today we struggled to get started and by the time we were ready to play had dug a hole for ourselves,” said NMU head coach Matt Granstrand. “I thought we showed great character by coming on strong in the end, though.”

Katers led NMU in the outing taking five shots including four shots on goal. Sophomre goalkeeper Caroline Glantz made four saves in the contest moving to 6-7-1.

NMU will complete the regular season with a trip to Saginaw Valley State for a 12 p.m. matchup on Saturday.

(Information Courtesy of NMU Athletics)