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

By 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...

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

Men’s soccer loses to Akron after two goal lead

By 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...

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.

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

By 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...

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

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

By 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...

Senior forward Jan Maertins and junior midfielder Alex Welch kick off Saturday after a goal against Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville during an eventual 2-1 loss at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Huskies to face Mountaineers in Morgantown for second MAC match of season

By Quentin Wilson | October 18, 2019

DeKALB — After losing Saturday 2-1 against Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, the men's soccer team will continue their string of MAC games today when they face West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Huskies last played...

Sophomore defender Anthony Markanich pressures an opponent Tuesday during a match against Eastern Illinois University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex in DeKalb.

Men’s soccer finished non-conference play with strong performance

By Marcel Carrasco | October 9, 2019

DeKALB  — The cold might have set in early, but the Huskies were on fire throughout Tuesday’s match. Four goals in the first half were more than enough for the men’s soccer team, as the Huskies looked their sharpest this season during a 5-1 win...

Men’s soccer to face EIU at home, last game before MAC play

By Marcel Carrasco | October 7, 2019

DeKALB –  Coming off a difficult 5-0 loss Saturday against Saint Mary’s College – California, the men’s soccer team has a chance to regroup 6 p.m. Tuesday when it faces Eastern Illinois University in front of a home crowd at the Soccer and Track...

Huskies lose hard fought game to UIC

By Marcel Carrasco | October 2, 2019

DeKALB — Two unanswered goals propelled the University of Illinois – Chicago Flames over the Huskies in a 2-1 NIU loss Tuesday at Flames Field in Chicago. The UIC defeat also snaps NIU’s four-match winning streak, as the Huskies suffered their first...

Junior midfielder Alex Welch positions himself for a pass as an opponent provides pressure Sept. 15 against Bradley University in a 2-1 home win.

Huskies surge to first road victory with three goals

By Quentin Wilson | September 21, 2019

DeKALB  —  The men’s soccer team is starting to gain traction as it picked up its second win of the season Friday with a 3-1 victory over Purdue University – Fort Wayne. The Huskies were able to shake off a bad start after allowing the Mastodons...

First-year defender Adrian Lara moves the ball downfield Sunday at home against Bradley University.

Men’s soccer notches its first win of the season

By Quentin Wilson | September 16, 2019

DeKALB  —  The Huskies have a reason to celebrate after earning their first win of the season. A hot first half carried the Huskies to an impressive 2-1 victory against Bradley University.With over 30 minutes passing in a physical first half, the...

Men’s soccer ties its season home opener

By Marcel Carrasco | September 8, 2019

DeKALB — An overtime period was not enough to declare a winner during the men’s soccer match Friday.The Huskies opened their homestead with a 1-1 draw against University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.Green Bay was first on the score sheet with a goal...

Mens soccer poised to make jump in Swans third year at the helm

Men’s soccer poised to make jump in Swan’s third year at the helm

By Marcel Carrasco | August 26, 2019
Defender Anthony Markanich controls the ball with space against Drake University Oct. 16, 2018 at NIU Soccer Complex.
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