Wildcats men's soccer team nab first win in program history

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan men’s soccer team were a few games into their inaugural season and still searching for their first win. And on Sunday, it happened.

The Wildcats knocked off Walsh 5–2 at the NMU soccer fields. Midfielder Svienn Karlsson was brilliant on the pitch with one goal and three assists. Forward Ben Hoffman also chipped in with two goals and two assists. Afterwards, the team talked about the historic win and being able to get it in front of the home crowd.

“We knew that we had to come back and make a statement. I’m just happy for the guys. They put in a great effort today against a team that was a little more rested than we were and they got the result for it,” head coach Dave Poggi said.

“It feels amazing. We did great. We came together. We had a rough start but now we’re here and we’re ready to play,” Hoffman said.

“It’s so important because their support helps us through the game. I don’t know how we would be without them. It’s good to know that people actually care. It’s fun, too. If you score a goal, then everybody screams, which is way better than scoring and nobody is there,” said Karlsson.

The Wildcats will be back in action this Friday as they travel to Tiffin to take on the Dragons.