After first GLIAC Championship, NMU women’s soccer team learns NCAA Regional Tournament opponent

Northern Michigan women's soccer claims GLIAC tournament title, Menominee high school football prepares for state semifinal
Published: Nov. 13, 2023 at 9:20 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 13, 2023 at 10:51 PM EST
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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.

Molly Pistorius, Maria Storm, Brooke Pietila, and Jillian Thompson were all selected for members of the All-GLIAC Tournament Team.

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.