Women win a pair


Sunday afternoon the women’s soccer team hosted the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (6-8-2) in a close match which ended in NIU’s (6-8) favor.

“There were just some nice things that happened out there,” said head coach Frank Horvat.

The Huskies received two outstanding performances from freshman goalkeeper Rachelle “Rocky” Danekas and DeKalb’s own Jennifer Berg.

“I have to give my goalkeeper a lot of credit the last 25 minutes and really the whole game. She played really well and she had a lot of good saves for us,” said Horvat.

Berg scored both of the NIU goals and also contributed defensively.

“In the last 20 minutes she headed out three or four balls and cleared several. She had some really good stuff,” Horvat said.

The first goal of the game came with 13:28 gone in the first half. UWM’s Betsy Ribares scored off of a penalty kick to put them ahead 1-0.

The Huskies first goal came 25:41 into the game when Berg connected off a corner kick from Christy Foster.

The deciding goal came for NIU courtesy of Berg with 22:08 left in the second half.

After that UMW threatened numerous times but Danekas held of the barrage to help the Huskies to a 2-1 victory.

“I’m really happy with the way they played, I thought we played extremely hard,” said Horvat. “I’m happy to get out of here with a 2-1 win in regulation.”

The Huskies also pulled out a 4-1 victory against Loyola University Friday.