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Women’s soccer prepping for weekend of MAC play

By Raven Boyd | October 8, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-9-0, 1-3 MAC) will go toe-to-toe against Akron University on Friday at home and will finish the weekend on Sunday with a game against Buffalo.The Zips (4-7-1, 1-3 MAC) are looking to recover from their first shutout of the season....

Women’s soccer falls to 2-9 after winless weekend

By Raven Boyd | October 5, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-9, 1-3 MAC) fell to Ohio (4-6, 2-1 MAC) 2-1 in its first double overtime loss in three seasons.OhioNIU had five corner kicks to Ohio’s two, but neither team was able to score in the first period. The Huskies finished the half with...

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.

Gierman’s two-goal game completes weekend sweep

By Raven Boyd | September 28, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-7-0, 1-1-0 MAC) went head-to-head with the Toledo Rockets and the Central Michigan Chippewas last weekend, defeating Toledo and losing to Central Michigan.ToledoThe Huskies took down the Rockets 2-0 in game one, granting them their...

Top 5 newcomers | No. 4: Lauren Gierman takes women’s soccer up notch

By Steve Shonder | April 23, 2015

Women’s soccer freshman Lauren Gierman put together a strong first year to put her at No. 4 on Sports’ list of top five newcomers.Gierman was named to the All-MAC Freshman team, leading NIU in points (nine) and scoring (three). She had a knack for...

Online voting open for NIU Play of the Year

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

Voting is open online until April 22 for Play of the Year, an award that will be presented at the sixth Victors awards banquet on April 27 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Nominees include Paris Logan’s interception at Northwestern, Lauren...

Women’s soccer’s tourney run halted

By Steve Shonder | November 9, 2014

Women’s soccer’s run in the MAC Tournament hit a brick wall when its offense failed to mount much of a counterattack Friday.The Huskies fell to the defending MAC Tournament champion Western Michigan Broncos, 1-0, in Buffalo, N.Y. It was NIU’s first...

Senior midfielder Allie McBride (11) fights off an opponent Oct. 24 at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. The Huskies earned a trip to the MAC semifinals with a 4-3 win over Miami (Ohio) Sunday.

Women’s soccer advances to semifinals

By Steve Shonder | November 2, 2014

A bumpy ride of a weekend ended with women’s soccer securing a trip to the MAC semifinals for the first time since 2007.The Huskies fell to the Western Michigan Broncos, 2-0, in Friday’s regular season finale in Kalamazoo, Mich. The loss placed the...

Freshman class provides boost for women’s soccer

By Steve Shonder | October 27, 2014

The youth movement is on for women’s soccer as its freshman class has given the Huskies a jolt of energy.The Huskies have gotten some big contributions from their 10-strong freshman class. Freshmen Lauren Gierman, Amy Annala and Marisa Knott are key...

Women’s soccer still in hunt for home playoff game

Women’s soccer still in hunt for home playoff game

By Steve Shonder | October 26, 2014

Women’s soccer secured a spot in the MAC tournament, but it left its chance at hosting a playoff game up in the air.The Huskies (6-9-3, 4-3-3 MAC) took down the Eastern Michigan Eagles (10-6-1, 6-4 MAC), 3-1, Friday at the Soccer and Track & Field...

Women’s soccer drops 3rd-straight game

By Steve Shonder | October 19, 2014

Women’s soccer’s hot start in conference play came to a screeching halt as two weekend losses have dropped it out of the top four teams in the conference.The Huskies (5-9-2, 3-3-2 MAC) fell to the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (12-2-1, 6-1-1 MAC), 3-1, Friday...

Women’s soccer squares off against MAC’s best

By Steve Shonder | October 15, 2014

Women’s soccer will try to rebound from its first loss in MAC play as it takes on two of the conference’s top teams on the road.The Huskies (5-7-2, 3-1-2 MAC) will battle the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (10-2-1, 4-1-1 MAC) 3 p.m. Friday in Miami, Ohio....

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...