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Women’s soccer ready for new season

By Krystal Megan | July 17, 2017

The new season for women’s soccer is approaching as the team starts off with an exhibition game at the University of Cincinnati 6 p.m. Aug. 6, followed by a home game against Drake University Aug. 9.“I think it is an exciting year coming up for us...

Freshman forward Abby Gregg chases down the ball alongside an opposing player during a Sept. 18 match against Illinois State University. 

Women’s soccer stuns opponent in quarterfinal

By Krystal Ward | October 31, 2016

Freshman forward Abby Gregg chases down the ball alongside an opposing player during a Sept. 18 match against Illinois State University. 

Center Midfielder Emilie Haugan takes a free kick during an Oct. 9 game against Ball State. The Huskies lost 2-0. 

Women’s soccer celebrates its seniors

By Krystal Ward | October 13, 2016

Center Midfielder Emilie Haugan takes a free kick during an Oct. 9 game against Ball State. The Huskies lost 2-0. 

Sophomore midfielder Lauren Gierman awaits the ball in a Sept. 25 game against Toledo. Gierman scored both goals in the game for the Huskies, giving her a second two-goal game in her career.

Spot in MAC tourney on the line for soccer

By Raven Boyd | October 26, 2015

Women’s soccer (3-12-2, 2-6-2 MAC) split its games this weekend, defeating Bowling Green but tying with Eastern Michigan.Bowling GreenBowling Green outshot NIU 10-4 in the first half, but the Huskies were able to tally two saves on defense, keeping...

Women’s soccer drops fifth straight game, falling to 2-11

By Raven Boyd | October 12, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-11-0, 1-5-0 MAC) dropped games to both Akron and Buffalo last weekend, bringing its current losing streak to five games.AkronThe Huskies set the pace early in the game but weren’t able to capitalize as the Zips scored the go-ahead...

Lab helps group build 6-legged machine

By Margaret Maka | November 19, 2014

Students in a mechanism design and analysis class are creating a six-legged walking mechanism machine using 3-D printing.John Seper, senior mechanical engineering major, said teams of students spent at least two months completing their machine’s design....

Junior forward Nicole Gobbo fights for control of the ball against a Buffalo player Friday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. The Huskies played to a draw against Buffalo and lost their first conference match of the season against the Akron Zips Sunday in Akron, Ohio, on a penalty kick in the final minute of the game.

Coach: Bad calls doom women’s soccer

By Steve Shonder | October 12, 2014

Women’s soccer wasn’t able to keep up its unbeaten streak, ending a five-game run of no losses over the weekend.The Huskies (5-7-2, 3-1-2 MAC) played the Buffalo Bulls (8-2-3, 4-0-2 MAC) to a double-overtime scoreless draw Friday at the Soccer and...

Women’s soccer off to historic start

By Steve Shonder | October 5, 2014

Women’s soccer was carried by its defense to its best start of MAC play over the weekend.The Huskies (5-6-1, 3-0-1 MAC) played the Kent State Golden Flashes (7-3-2, 2-1-1 MAC) to a 1-1 draw on a rainy and cold Friday. Sunday, they took down the Ohio...

Freshman defender Natalia Pena (16) attempts to regain control of the ball against Green Bay Sept. 18 at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. The Huskies’ defense held Central Michigan and Toledo to one goal each over the weekend as NIU picked up a pair of 2-1 overtime wins to open conference play.

Late offense propels women’s soccer

By Steve Shonder | September 28, 2014

It took a pair of overtimes, but women’s soccer got off to its best start in conference play since 1998.The Huskies (4-6, 2-0 MAC) beat the Central Michigan Chippewas, 2-1, Friday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. NIU then beat the Toledo Rockets, 2-1, Sunday...