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Men’s soccer loses on an overtime-penalty goal, see its way out of the MAC tournament

Quentin Wilson

November 12, 2019

DeKALB — The cold weather might not be enough to numb the pain of a heartbreaking loss, as NIU fell to Bowling Green State University in overtime Tuesday, eliminating the Huskies from the 2019 Mid-American Conference Tournament.With the 2-1 win, BGSU ended the Huskies’ season and will advance to the s...

Men’s soccer is tied heading into the second half of the first-round game of MAC tournament

Men's soccer is tied heading into the second half of the first-round game of MAC tournament

Quentin Wilson

November 12, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies are tied at one against Bowling Green State University at halftime in the first round of the 2019 Mid-American Conference Tournament.BGSU scored the first goal seven minutes into the game. First-year defender Michael Montemurri scored coming down the middle after receiving a pass ...

Men’s soccer’s loss to BGSU position the teams for a rematch in MAC tournament

Huskies fight for the ball Oct. 25 during NIU's 3-2 home victory against Western Michigan University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Quentin Wilson

November 11, 2019

DeKALB — An early goal doomed the Huskies, as they fell to Bowling Green State University in their final regular season game 1-0.The Huskies were not able to capture the final MAC win which would have allowed them to host a MAC tournament game.Head Coach Ryan Swan said the team was disappointed it did ...

Men’s soccer currently down to Bowling Green State in last regular-season match

Men's soccer currently down to Bowling Green State in last regular-season match

Quentin Wilson

November 9, 2019

DeKALB —  At halftime, NIU trails Bowling Green State University 1-0 in its last regular-season game of the season.The only goal in the game was scored by junior midfielder Vinny Worner. The Falcon slotted his shot from the side the box after receiving a pass from the right side from sophomore def...

Men’s soccer in must-win mode for potential first-round bye in playoffs

Marcel Carrasco

November 8, 2019

DeKALB — Playoff positions are key to a team’s success in the postseason, and the Huskies have a chance to cement their spot in the second stage of the 2019 Mid-American Conference Tournament.Regular-season action ends when the men’s soccer team plays 6 p.m. Saturday at Cochrane Stadium in Bowling Green...

Men’s soccer loses to Akron after two goal lead

Martin Sanchez, redshirt first-year goalkeeper, keeps the ball close while looking for an open teammate Oct. 8 during NIU's 5-1 victory against Eastern Illinois University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Quentin Wilson

November 4, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer lost a heartbreaking contest Saturday to the University of Akron, after the Zips’ game winning goal hit the back of the net with three seconds left on the clock.With the 3-2 loss, NIU falls to 7-8-1 and 2-2 in Mid-American Conference play.Sophomore defender Anthony Markani...

Huskies to see strong opponent in MAC road game Saturday against Akron

The Huskies celebrate a goal Oct. 8 during an eventual 5-1 win against Eastern Illinois University at Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Quentin Wilson

October 31, 2019

DeKALB — The season is starting to wind down for the men’s soccer team, and the Huskies will close their regular season on the road against two Mid-American Conference opponents. NIU is first tasked with a visit to Akron 6 p.m. Saturday.The Zips were the 2018 MAC Tournament champions and are curre...

Maertins has special senior night, helps NIU to conference with over WMU

Junior midfielder Louis Sala controls the ball Friday against Western Michigan University during an eventual 3-2 win during Homecoming week at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Quentin Wilson

October 26, 2019

DeKALB — With the lights shining at their brightest Friday, the men’s soccer team was able to win its final home game of the regular season against Western Michigan University, 3-2.The game held a lot of weight as it was not only the last home game but was also the Homecoming soccer game and sen...

Men’s soccer leads Western Michigan 2-1 at the half

Men’s soccer leads Western Michigan 2-1 at the half

Quentin Wilson

October 25, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer leads 2-1 in its homecoming game against Western Michigan University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.The Huskies’ first goal was scored by senior forward Jan Mertins at the 22-minute-mark, taking on three Broncos after receiving a pass from sophomore defender Anthony...

Huskies to focus on defense, Montgomery says James will be vital for team success

James Krause

October 24, 2019

DeKALB — Head Coach Mark Montgomery set his expectations for the men’s basketball upcoming season during the NIU Winter Media Day on Wednesday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies finished 17-17 in the 2018-19 season, with an 8-10 record in Mid-American Conference play. NIU finished its year with a...

Huskies prepare for MAC first-place Western Michigan in last home game of regular season

Huskies celebrate after a goal Oct. 8 during an eventual 5-1 win against Eastern Illinois University at Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Quentin Wilson

October 24, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer is bringing a different meaning to Friday night lights. The Huskies will be under the lights Friday when they face Western Michigan University for NIU’s 113th Homecoming Week and the last home game of the regular season.After defeating the 2018 regular season Mid-American Con...

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 – 10/27)

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 -  10/27)

Kyle Mathas

October 21, 2019

DeKALB —  Women’s Tennis will finish its play in the ITA Regional and the football team will play Saturday against the University of Akron for the 113th homecoming game. This week in NIU athletics (Oct. 21-Oct. 27) Women’s TennisThe Huskies will finish play in the ITA Regional in East Lansi...