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Men’s soccer finishes year without postseason

By Jacob Onak | November 11, 2013

With 11 new players coming into the season, the men’s soccer team knew it was in for a tough year, and tough it was.The Huskies ended the year 4-13-1 overall and 0-5-1 in the MAC, missing out on the MAC tournament.“I don’t think that our record...

Men’s soccer ends year with 3-3 draw at home

By Jacob Onak | November 10, 2013

Men’s soccer finished off a disappointing year with a 3-3 draw against the University of Buffalo Saturday.On Senior Night, it was the team’s three seniors who stepped up offensively for the Huskies (4-13-1, 0-5-1 MAC).“I was happy for our three...

Men’s soccer to face WMU

By Northern Star Staff | November 5, 2013

After being eliminated from postseason contention men’s soccer will take on the Western Michigan Broncos at 7 p.m. today.The Huskies (4-12-0, 0-4-0) will look to spoil the Broncos’ chances at a MAC tournament spot as WMU is still playing for the playoffs,...

Men’s soccer can’t find equalizer in midweek loss

By Jacob Onak | October 10, 2013

Men’s soccer suffered its third straight loss Wednesday against No. 14 Northwestern.All the Wildcats (8-3-0) needed was one goal to put the Huskies (3-8-0) away as the score was just 1-0.“I think it was a bit of a smash-and-grab win for them,” said...

Men’s soccer bounces back vs. St. Mary’s

By Jacob Onak | September 22, 2013

After a heartbreaking loss Friday, the men’s soccer team got its third win of the season against St. Mary’s Sunday.Friday, the Huskies (3-5-0) took on Fairleigh Dickinson and it was junior midfielder Isaac Kannah who gave NIU its lead in the 21st...

Men’s soccer’s depth plays big role

By Jacob Onak | September 4, 2013

Roster depth can play a huge part in a postseason run, and early on in the season the men’s soccer team is showing it has a well-rounded group of guys.In its first two games against Cincinnati and Ohio State the Huskies have used 17 of their 23 players....

Men’s soccer can’t convert on chances against Ohio State

By Jacob Onak | September 3, 2013

After a sputtering offensive season in 2012, the men’s soccer team (1-1) entered its opening weekend splitting the results, but it wasn’t for a lack of chances.On Friday, the Huskies took on the Cincinnati Bearcats and came away with a solid 3-0 result.The...

Men’s soccer attack looks to shine in Ohio

By Jacob Onak | August 29, 2013

After two preseason exhibitions the men’s soccer team is set to get the season started, as it heads to Columbus, Ohio, this weekend.In the season opener Friday, and the start of the Wolstein classic, the Huskies will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats,...

Karim Darbaki junior forward for Northern Illinois University fights for possession of the ball against Notre Dame August 08, 2012.

Men’s soccer hopes to upset ranked Wildcats tonight

By Jacob Onak | October 23, 2012

In its final non-conference game of the season, NIU men’s soccer will take on the No. 24 nationally-ranked Northwestern Wildcats (10-3-2) in Evanston tonight. The Huskies (3-8-3) are coming into the match on a four game losing streak, most recently...

Men’s soccer fight to a draw against Falcons

By Jacob Onak | October 21, 2012

Coming off a disappointing loss against Valparaiso Wednesday, the Huskies returned to MAC conference play Saturday, battling Bowling Green to a 0-0 draw. After poor starts in the last three games for NIU (3-8-3, 2-1-1 MAC), the Huskies came out much stronger...

Men’s soccer hope to zip past the Zips

By Jacob Onak | October 11, 2012

Coming off of its 1-0 loss to Marquette, NIU men’s soccer will face off against the third-ranked Akron Zips in its third conference match of the season Saturday. Akron head coach Caleb Porter leads a Zips (8-1-2, 3-0-0 MAC) program that has become a...

Men’s Soccer wins second MAC game against Hartwick

By Jacob Onak | October 7, 2012

After its first conference win against Florida Atlantic, NIU men’s soccer looked to remain undefeated in MAC play as it took on the Hartwick Hawks in a 1-0 game Saturday. The Huskies (2-5-2, 2-0-0 MAC) pressured the Hawks (3-5-2, 1-1-0 MAC) right out...