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Ashland men’s soccer pounces early in 2nd half for 1-0 win over NMU

By Journal Sports Staff

ASHLAND, Ohio — Goalkeeper Patrick Restum stopped seven of the eight shots on goal he faced, but it was that eighth shot that cost the Northern Michigan University men’s soccer in a 1-0 loss at Ashland on Friday evening.

The Wildcats (3-4, 2-1 GLIAC) and Eagles (1-5, 1-2) played a scoreless first half before Ashland’s Kieran Paterson scored the game’s only goal not quite a minute and a half into the second half. John Duldner registered the assist.

Restum went on to save five accurate shots during the rest of the time after intermission.

NMU, meanwhile, forced AU goalie Marshall Ney to stop three shot each half. Overall, Ashland held a 15-12 shots advantage and 8-5 edge in corner kicks.

Senior Luca Lippert led the Wildcats with three shots, all of them on goal, while fellow midfielder Callum Olpin and defender Lewis Murray each had two shots with one of Olpin on net.

Northern remains on the road this weekend, playing another GLIAC opponent, Davenport, in Grand Rapids at 2 p.m. Sunday.

After that, the Wildcats come home for three games in a row, starting with Northwood at 4 p.m. Friday.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal. net.

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