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Goalie trio fight it out for men’s soccer

By Jacob Onak | August 28, 2013

These last few years, Eric Luzzi and the men’s soccer staff haven’t had to worry about one of the most crucial spots on the field. This year, though, the goalkeeper spot is up for grabs.With graduated standout Jordan Godsey out of the picture, the...

Men’s soccer seeks stronger attack

By Jacob Onak | August 26, 2013

It’s a new year, and there are many new faces for the men’s soccer team this season.The Huskies have added 11 new players — or almost 48 percent of the team — to the roster.Seniors Jordan Godsey, Rocco Taglia, Pat Sloan, Mike Mascitti and Hooman...

Top 10 athletes: #6

By Jacob Onak | April 28, 2013

Ending his career holding the NIU shutout record and making his fourth straight top 10 appearance is men’s soccer goalkeeper Jordan Godsey. Godsey was an integral part of the Huskies’ succes the past four years and topped his career off with breaking...

Godsey ends historic career

By Jacob Onak | November 13, 2012

It’s tough to put an emphasis on how much senior goalkeeper Jordan Godsey meant to NIU men’s soccer over the past four years; the guy has been a rock in between the posts. In the past three seasons Godsey started a total of 54 matches for NIU, starting...

NIUs Dusty Page (19) gets the ball away from a Drake Bulldog during a game earlier this season. NIU and Drake had a draw game after double-overtime, 1-1.

Men’s soccer ends roller coaster season, looks to youth to step up

By Jacob Onak | November 12, 2012

Coming off their MAC Championship game loss against Akron Sunday, it’s tough to describe why the Huskies had such a roller coaster season. The Huskies ended their season with a (7-10-3) record going (4-2-1) in MAC regular season play, but they started...

Men’s soccer plays with heart, falls to Akron in MAC title game

By Jacob Onak | November 11, 2012

NIU men’s soccer started off the MAC Tournament coming out victorious after sophomore midfielder Jayson LeSeth’s free kick gave the Huskies a 1-0 win over West Virginia. They advanced to the championship game against the Akron Zips. The Huskies (7-10-3)...

Men’s soccer heads into MAC tournament as number 2 seed

By Jacob Onak | November 4, 2012

NIU men’s soccer will be the second seed in the MAC tournament after its 1-0 victory against the Buffalo Bulls in the regular season finale at Buffalo Friday. In the first half the Huskies (6-9-3, 4-2-1 MAC) started strong, as they came out and put...

Gael Rivera middle forward for Northern Illinois University kicks the ball away from a Notre Dame defender on August 12, 2012

Men’s soccer ends slump, beats Northwestern in OT

By Jacob Onak | October 24, 2012

NIU got a big swing in momentum last night after freshman Charlie Oliver scored an overtime goal, giving the Huskies a 1-0 win over Northwestern (10-4-2) in its final non-conference game of the season. With key players suspended through yellow card accumulation,...

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 plays hard at Homecoming, loses to Akron

By Jacob Onak | October 14, 2012

On a cold and rainy homecoming weekend NIU men’s soccer took on the nationally third-ranked Akron Zips in its third conference game of the season. Due to a slow start and a Huskies (3-7-2, 2-1-0 MAC) red card, the Zips (9-1-2, 4-0-0 MAC) come out victorious...

Golden Eagles soar to victory over men’s soccer

By Jacob Onak | October 9, 2012

Starting off one of their toughest weeks of the season NIU men’s soccer (3-6-2) took on the undefeated Marquette Golden Eagles (12-0) Tuesday night. Despite a solid team performance the Huskies fell, 1-0. On a cold, windy and rainy night, Marquette...

Men’s soccer defeats the Owls

By Jacob Onak | September 30, 2012

Coming into its first MAC conference game against Florida Atlantic, NIU men’s soccer’s players and coaches made it quite clear this was a new start to the season. The Huskies (2-5-2, 1-0-0 MAC) got the result they were looking for as they started...