After first GLIAC Championship, NMU women’s soccer team learns NCAA Regional Tournament opponent
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Northern Michigan University women’s soccer team took care of business on the field Sunday afternoon, defeating the Wisconsin Parkside Rangers 1-0 and securing their first GLIAC Championship.
The team won its first-ever post-season and regular-season titles. The Wildcats hosted all three of its tournament games.
This was the second straight season the Wildcats have made it to the GLIAC championship match, and the first time the Wildcats have won the championship in program history. It is also the third time in four years the team has made it to the finals under head coach Jon Sandoval.
The Wildcats got a lead on the Rangers after scoring the lone goal a little more than halfway through the first half, with Brenna Musser netting her first goal of the season.
NMU dominated the game in both halves, as they outshot the Rangers 24-6 with 9-1 on target.
The Wildcats watched the NCAA selection show Monday night to learn they landed with the number 2 seed out of the Midwest region and will host the first two rounds of regionals in Marquette. The Wildcats will face No. 7 Maryville on Friday at 1 p.m. who they fell against last season in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Below is a full schedule of the upcoming weekend:
Friday, Nov. 17
10 a.m. -- No. 3 Grand Valley State vs. No. 6 McKendree
1 p.m. -- No. 7 Maryville at No. 2 Northern Michigan
Sunday, Nov. 19
1 p.m. -- TBD vs. TBD
In this single-elimination tournament, 56 teams are selected via regional berths. Click here for more information.
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