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Senior forward Andrew Palumbo (6) charges for the ball against Marquette Saturday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. Palumbo and the Huskies tied Tuesday’s game against Milwaukee at 2-2 after trailing 2-0 but were unable to secure a come-from-behind win, ending in a 2-2 tie after overtime.

Men’s soccer fails to complete comeback

By Abraham Murguia | September 23, 2014

Men’s soccer (2-3-3) was unable to take the LeWang Trophy from the Milwaukee Panthers (3-4-1) Tuesday with a final score of 2-2 after overtime.The Huskies showed determination by tying up the game after being two goals down."It shows that we don’t...

Men’s soccer treks north to Milwaukee

By Abraham Murguia | September 22, 2014

Men’s soccer (2-3-2) will be back on the road as it takes on the Milwaukee Panthers (3-4-0) 7 p.m. today in Milwaukee, Wis.The Panthers are on a three-game losing streak, with those losses coming against then-ranked teams. They were most recently defeated...

Men’s soccer falters late in loss

By Abraham Murguia | September 21, 2014

Men’s soccer dropped its first home game in the last 10 minutes of the match after putting up a fight against the No. 17 Marquette Golden Eagles.The game was even for the first 80 minutes, but the Eagles scored two back-to-back goals in 50 seconds,...

Men’s soccer hosts Marquette

By Abraham Murguia | September 17, 2014

Men’s soccer (2-2-2) will attempt to keep its home record clean as it looks to take down another team ranked in the top 25.The Huskies will take on the No. 17 Marquette Golden Eagles (4-2-0) 7 p.m. Friday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex....

Kannah finds new stride

By Abraham Murguia | September 16, 2014

Men’s soccer senior winger Isaac Kannah, who led the Huskies in goal scoring last season, had the opportunity to improve his game overseas during the summer.Kannah has already recorded 13 shots, two goals and one assist in his senior campaign. His second...

Senior defender Dusty Page (19) looks to play the ball Sunday against Green Bay at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. Page and the Huskies upset the No. 23 Illinois-Chicago Flames Friday and tied the Green Bay Phoenix Sunday.

Men’s soccer topples Illinois-Chicago, ties Green Bay

By Abraham Murguia | September 14, 2014

Men’s soccer (2-2-2) opened up its first pair of home games with back-to-back solid performances that resulted in a 1-0 victory against the No. 23 Illinois-Chicago Flames (3-1-1) Friday and a 2-2 draw against the Green Bay Phoenix (3-2-1) Sunday at...

Men’s soccer opens home slate against Midwest rivals

By Abraham Murguia | September 10, 2014

Men’s soccer (1-2-1) takes its home pitch for the first time this season on the heels on back-to-back road losses.The Huskies will take on the UIC Flames (3-0-1), ranked No. 24, 7 p.m. Friday and will then square off against the Green Bay Phoenix (2-2)...

5 minutes with… Dusty Page

By Abraham Murguia | September 9, 2014

Dusty Page, men’s soccer senior center back, has seen a steady rise in his playing time and his role each season at NIU, and he’s picking up academic awards along the way.Page has notched one assist in the team’s first four games this season after...

Men’s soccer drops pair on road, suffers first loss

By Abraham Murguia | September 7, 2014

Men’s soccer (1-2-1) suffered its first defeats of the season in back-to-back matches this weekend.The Huskies fell 4-1 to the Cal Poly Mustangs (3-1) in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and lost 1-0 to the Santa Clara Broncos (3-1) Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif.Cal...

Men’s soccer out to conquer California

By Abraham Murguia | September 3, 2014

Men’s soccer (1-0-1) will continue its season-opening road trip with another pair of matches this weekend in California. The Huskies will take on the Cal Poly Mustangs (1-1) 9 p.m. Friday in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and will then square off with the...

Men’s soccer notches 1st win with trio of goals

By Abraham Murguia | September 1, 2014

Men’s soccer (1-0-1) took home a 3-0 victory over the Quinnipiac Bobcats (0-2) Sunday at the Northwestern Lakeside Classic in Evanston as sophomore Chris Paton, freshman Len Heinson and senior Andrew Palumbo netted their first career goals.After playing...

Senior Isaac Kannah (7) prepares to make his move around an Eastern Illinois defender Oct. 22 in DeKalb. Kannah is one of nine upperclassmen who are expected to help guide a young men’s soccer squad this season.

Men’s soccer relies on veteran leadership

By Abraham Murguia | August 25, 2014

Conscious of the less-than-ideal results his team had last year, men’s soccer head coach Eric Luzzi is looking ahead to a difficult schedule with only one goal in mind: making the NCAA tournament.Luzzi knows five teams on the Huskies’ schedule were...