Women's soccer will hit the road to face Illinois State

Senior forward Kyleigh Dominguez trots down the field against Louisiana - Lafayette March 31 at the NIU Soccer and Track and Field Complex

DeKALB — Women’s soccer will play 7 p.m. Friday against Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois at Adelaide Street Field.

The Huskies will enter this game with a record of 0-1-1, while the Redbirds hold a 1-3 record. This is the first time the teams will have met since September 18, 2016, which ended in a 0-0 tie. NIU hasn’t beaten ISU since 2005, although the teams have tied twice.

NIU is still looking for its first win of the season. The Huskies came close in a 4-4 tie against the University of Louisiana-Lafayette last Friday. Sophomore forward Trudy Quidzinski continued her scoring streak with a hat trick, scoring three goals and an assist to first-year forward Hannah Kroupa’s goal.

ISU is coming off a close 3-4 loss against the University of Iowa on Sunday. Senior midfielder Kate Del Fava managed to pull off a hat trick for the Redbirds.

Head coach Julie Colhoff wants the team’s focus to be outworking its opponents the entire game, while continuing to implement its organization on defense.

“That’s a big thing we’ve talked about all season long, to always be the hardest working team on the field,” Colhoff said.

Colhoff also said her team will work on one-on-one discipline and its attack in transition by making sure it gets numbers forward.