HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech soccer team looks to put an end to a three-game losing streak on Sunday (Oct. 13) as they host rival Northern Michigan from Sherman Field at Kearly Stadium in non-conference action. This will be the first of five consecutive home games for the Huskies.
With a record of 3-4-1 overall and 0-2 in the GLIAC, Tech is coming off a pair of road losses against Northwood and Ferris State. Against the Timberwolves, the Huskies fell 1-0 after a goal in the 89th minute while being down to 10 players following a red card ejection of Grace Shaw in the 70th minute. Two days later against Ferris State, two goals in the first 25 minutes allowed the Bulldogs to win 3-1 despite a late goal by Gabby Sgambati.
Despite missing the game against Ferris State due to her red card, Shaw still leads the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists. Sgambati and Jesse Jacobusse have also been primary contributors in the attack for the Huskies in 2019, with Sgambati producing three goals and an assist and Jacobusse scoring two goals. In addition, Hannah Loughlin has been a factor in the attack with two assists and one goal from the midfield. In goal, Amanda Young has made five starts and has recorded 21 saves and two clean sheets, while Gracie VanLangevelde has made three starts and totaled 16 saves and one shutout. Michigan Tech has won the last two meetings against Northern Michigan, and has a record of 8-6-2 against the Wildcats since 2010.
Currently sitting second to last in the GLIAC, the Wildcats hold a record of 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the conference. The Wildcats rank eighth in scoring offense in the GLIAC with only eight goals scored and a goals for average of 0.89. Defensively, they sit seventh in the conference with 1.89 goals against average and fourth in goals allowed with 17. The top scorer for NMU is Jamie Montgomery with three goals, while several players have all scored one goal each. Caroline Halonen and Natalie Stampfly have been the primary providers in 2019 for Northern Michigan with two assists each. Brianna Frontuto will be the one between the sticks on Sunday, as she leads the GLIAC in saves (57).
Sunday's game is scheduled to begin at noon. Links to the live stats and live video broadcast are available at the top of the page.