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NMU Sports

Wildcats continue to build

MARQUETTE — For the past two seasons, the Northern Michigan University hockey team has enjoyed newfound success. A lot of that was due to a strong group of upperclassmen. Last year, eventual back-to-back WCHA Goaltender of the Year Atte Tolvanen anchored the defense, while WCHA Player of ...

Wildcats drop pair of volleyball matches

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University volleyball team lost four- and five-set GLIAC North Division matches at Vandament Arena over the weekend to fall to 5-8 overall and 2-3 in the conference. On Friday in the Wildcats’ season opener at home, Lake Superior State prevailed in four ...

No. 2 Ferris State sprints past NMU gridders, 38-10

BIG RAPIDS — The odds were stacked against the Northern Michigan University football team Saturday against No. 2 Ferris State, so the Wildcats traveled downstate knowing they had nothing to lose. And lose they did, falling 38-10 and giving up 350 rushing yards to arguably the best team in ...

Wildcats’ Smith 6th at Griak Invite

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Led by a sixth-place finish from senior Katelyn Smith, the Northern Michigan University women’s cross country team finished seventh at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota on Saturday morning. The big field included 32 teams and 375 runners as ...

NMU men’s soccer loses 1-0 again

GRAND RAPIDS — The men’s soccer team at Northern Michigan University lost its second 1-0 GLIAC contest of the weekend at Davenport on Sunday afternoon. After falling by the same score at Ashland, Ohio, on Friday, the Wildcats (3-5, 2-2 GLIAC) took a dozen shots Sunday, six on goal to five ...

Els, Boozer lead NMU golfers

BIG RAPIDS — Senior Caro Els and freshman Abigail Boozer led the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team to a seventh-place finish at the rain-shortened Lady Bulldog Invitational at Ferris State on Saturday. Sunday’s round was canceled. Els and Boozer each shot 83 to tie for 19th ...

NMU women end skid with 2-1 win

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team ended a weekend homestand with a victory on Sunday that ended a four-game losing streak. The Wildcats scored twice in the second half to upend Purdue Northwest 2-1 at the NMU Soccer Field in a nonconference game against a ...

Parkside edges NMU by a single goal for 2nd time in a week

By Journal Sports Staff MARQUETTE — Goalkeeper Brianna Frontuto gave up just one goal for the Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team while stopping eight shots, but it was enough to give visiting Wisconsin-Parkside a 1-0 victory on Friday afternoon. It marked the second time ...

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 ...

Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team back home for next 2 days

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team returns home for games Friday and Saturday afternoons at the NMU Soccer Field. The first game will be an attempt at quick revenge against Wisconsin-Parkside at 4 p.m. Friday after the Rangers defeated NMU 2-1 last weekend. ...

Hoping to bite back

MARQUETTE — At this moment, the Northern Michigan University football team has nothing to lose. That’s the kind of attitude NMU is taking with it while heading downstate this weekend to face No. 2 Ferris State. The Wildcats know that the odds are stacked against them against the powerful ...

NMU’s Lippert named league’s top offensive player

MARQUETTE — The star of the Northern Michigan University’s overtime victory last weekend was named GLIAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Senior Luca Lippert of Langen, Germany, scored all three of his team’s goals in the Wildcats’ 3-2 home victory over GLIAC ...

MTU spikers hold off Wildcats at home

HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball coach Matt Jennings was pleased that his team earned another victory Tuesday night, extending their current streak to four straight matches. They beat the visiting Northern Michigan Wildcats, 25-16, 27-25, 25-23. It was not easy, as the final ...

Black leads NMU men golfers

FINDLAY, Ohio — The Northern Michigan University men’s golf team finished in a tie for 15th in an 18-team field at the Doc Spragg Fall Invitational hosted by Findlay University and held Monday and Tuesday at the Findlay Country Club. The Wildcats totaled 917 for three rounds, shooting ...

Sports Snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Sept. 13-19