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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...

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...

Huskies celebrate after a goal Oct. 8 during an eventual 5-1 win against Eastern Illinois University at Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Huskies prepare for MAC first-place Western Michigan in last home game of regular season

By Quentin Wilson | October 24, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer is bringing a different meaning to Friday night lights. The Huskies will be under the lights Friday when they face Western Michigan University for NIU’s 113th Homecoming Week and the last home game of the regular season.After...

Welch at his best as Huskies win away game at West Virginia

Welch at his best as Huskies win away game at West Virginia

By Araya Benegas | October 19, 2019

DeKALB — Junior midfielder Alex Welch scored the Huskies’ final two goals Friday to help secure a 4-2 win against West Virginia University. Welch and senior forward Jan Maertins were outstanding at picking their spots to attack. Head Coach Ryan Swan...

Mens soccer and West Virginia are tied at 1-1 at the half

Men’s soccer and West Virginia are tied at 1-1 at the half

By Quentin Wilson | October 18, 2019

DeKALB — Men's soccer is tied with the West Virginia University Mountaineers at one a piece.Senior midfielder Ethan Pitre scored the first goal of the game, putting the Huskies up 1-0. Pitre received a header behind the defense from junior midfielder...

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...

Two early goals enough to put out men’s soccer in MAC opener

By Quentin Wilson | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — Comeback wins are difficult, and that proved to be the case Tuesday when the Huskies conceded two goals eight minutes into the match against the Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville Cougars. The Huskies opened Mid-American Conference...

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...

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...

Markanich’s overtime goal pushes Huskies past Western Illinois

By Marcel Carrasco | September 30, 2019

DeKALB — Another overtime victory is in the books for the men’s soccer team, extending its streak to four consecutive victories. The Huskies won 2-1 Saturday against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks in Macomb.Both teams posted 14 shots,...

Banuelos’ overtime winner hands NIU its third consecutive victory

By Marcel Carrasco | September 24, 2019

DeKALB — For a second the action froze and the lights lit up Tuesday for Enrique Banuelos, Huskie redshirt first-year forward, when he scored on a free kick to give the Huskies a 1-0 overtime win at home against the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.Milwaukee...

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...