MARQUETTE, MI. (WFIE) - The University of Southern Indiana men’s soccer team stumbled in the 2019 opener on the road, 2-1, at Northern Michigan University Thursday afternoon in Marquette, Michigan.
The Screaming Eagles start the year 0-1-0, while NMU begins 1-0-0 USI fell behind in the first half when NMU converted on a penalty kick at 22:17. The Wildcats would hold onto the 1-0 lead through the halftime.
USI junior goalkeeper Justin Faas (Carmel, Indiana) was between the posts for the Eagles this afternoon. Faas allowed the two goals in facing nine total shots and making a pair of saves. Overall, Northern Michigan held a slim 9-8 lead in shots, while both teams had four shots on-goal each.
The Eagles conclude the season-opening road trip to Michigan Sunday when they visit Northwood University for an 11 a.m. (CDT) match in Midland, Michigan. Northwood started off 2019 with a 3-2 victory over Truman State University today at home.