Men’s soccer to face WMU

By Northern Star Staff

After being eliminated from postseason contention men’s soccer will take on the Western Michigan Broncos at 7 p.m. today.

The Huskies (4-12-0, 0-4-0) will look to spoil the Broncos’ chances at a MAC tournament spot as WMU is still playing for the playoffs, sitting in second in the MAC standings.

The Western Michigan (7-7-1, 3-0-1) attack isn’t led by just one, but by a core that includes five players with three goals or more on the season.

Goalkeeper Chase Rau has also had a strong season for the Broncos, with a 1.71 goals against average on the year.

NIU will look for its first MAC win of the season and its second win in the last eight games. The last Huskie victory came against Eastern Illinois on Oct. 22.

The Huskies will also try to improve their home record to more than .500 as they sit at 2-2-0 at home.

Isaac Kannah has been the key for the NIU attack. Kannah has a team-leading six goals but has cooled off since his last brace against Eastern Illinois.

James Stevenson will also look to perform well in his second-to-last game for NIU. Stevenson is looking for his first goal since NIU’s 2-1 victory over St. Mary’s on Nov. 22.

The match vs. Western Michigan starts at 7 p.m. today at the NIU Soccer and Track and Field Complex.