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Senior defendsers to be big factors for women’s soccer

By Sam Bauman | September 4, 2013

This season’s women’s soccer team brings a defense that is both talented and highly experienced.Led by senior Courtney Ksiazek and junior Lauren Noonan, the defense has had a strong showing early this season, despite a 4-1 defeat to Purdue. The experience...

Women’s soccer bounces back against Lewis

By Sam Bauman | September 3, 2013

The women’s soccer (2-1-0) team played twice this weekend and had a flair for the dramatics Sunday.Friday’s game at Purdue (2-2-0) was a 4-1 loss that was fraught with rain delays. The second game, on Sunday, featured the Huskies edging the Lewis...

Women’s Soccer loses in double OT to C. Michigan, beats Bowling Green

By Ed Rietveld | October 7, 2012

Women’s soccer split two home matches against Bowling Green and Central Michigan over the weekend. Corner kicks stood out in Friday’s match between the Huskies (6-5-2, 2-2-2 MAC) and the Falcons (1-11-1, 0-4-1 MAC). The Huskies took seven and were...

Mastering the art of the header

By Ed Rietveld and Jacob Onak | October 1, 2012

Even though the sport of soccer is called football in all areas of the world except the U.S., players are allowed to use more than just their feet. Players are allowed to use is their heads for both offensive and defensive purposes. Junior defender/mid-fielder...

Western Michigan University mid-fielder Lauren Fearday unsuccessfully tries to steal the ball from Northern Illinois University mid-fielder Sara Spaulding on September 23, 2012 at the NIU track/soccer field complex in DeKalb.

Women’s soccer to play Akron Zips on Friday

By Ed Rietveld | September 26, 2012

After spending two weekends at home, women’s soccer returns to the road for a pair of games against Akron and Buffalo. The Huskies (4-4-1, 0-1-1 MAC) are coming off a weekend where they earned one out of four possible points. They were defeated by Eastern...

Women’s soccer achieves mixed results at beginning of MAC conference

By Ed Rietveld | September 23, 2012

The MAC conference season opened with mixed results for NIU’s women’s soccer this weekend. The Huskies (4-4-1 ,0-1-1 MAC) lost to Eastern Michigan and drew Western Michigan, 0-0. Friday’s MAC women’s soccer opener between NIU and Eastern Michigan...