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Women’s soccer faces formidable foe

By Krystal Ward | September 22, 2016

DeKALB | Women’s soccer (1-4-2) opens up Mid-American Conference play this weekend at home when it hosts the Central Michigan University Chippewas (8-0-0) 6:30 p.m. Friday.They will play the Eastern Michigan University Eagles (2-4-2) 2 p.m. Sunday,...

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.

Spot in MAC tourney on the line for soccer

By Raven Boyd | October 26, 2015

Women’s soccer (3-12-2, 2-6-2 MAC) split its games this weekend, defeating Bowling Green but tying with Eastern Michigan.Bowling GreenBowling Green outshot NIU 10-4 in the first half, but the Huskies were able to tally two saves on defense, keeping...

Senior forward Nicole Gobbo faces off against Ball States Abbey Fiser for possession of the ball on Friday night. The Huskies were unable to defeat the Ball State Cardinals, ending with a final score of 4-0.

Women’s soccer ends loss streak with tie

By Raven Boyd | October 19, 2015

Women’s soccer fell to 2-12-1 over the weekend after a loss to Ball State and a tie with Miami (Ohio) this weekend at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.Ball StateThe Cardinals (11-3-2, 7-1 MAC) came out fast paced against the Huskies as senior...

Women’s soccer drops fifth straight game, falling to 2-11

By Raven Boyd | October 12, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-11-0, 1-5-0 MAC) dropped games to both Akron and Buffalo last weekend, bringing its current losing streak to five games.AkronThe Huskies set the pace early in the game but weren’t able to capitalize as the Zips scored the go-ahead...

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...

Women’s soccer looking to turn early-season hole around

By Raven Boyd | October 1, 2015

Women’s soccer (2-7-0, 1-1-0) will travel to Athens, Ohio this weekend to face off against the Ohio Bobcats (3-6-0) and Kent State (5-3-2). Both teams enter this weekend 1-1-0 in MAC-conference play.Ohio freshman forward Stephanie Rowland scored her...

Loggins: Women’s soccer in dire need of winning season

By Christopher Loggins | August 27, 2015

Women’s soccer will face off against Creighton 5 p.m. Friday in Omaha, Neb.The Huskies have begun the season 1-1, picking up a 2-1 win over Lewis in the season opener and taking a fall to North Dakota in a game of the same score. Creighton enters the...

Junior forward Nicole Gobbo fights for control of the ball against a Buffalo player Friday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. The Huskies played to a draw against Buffalo and lost their first conference match of the season against the Akron Zips Sunday in Akron, Ohio, on a penalty kick in the final minute of the game.

Coach: Bad calls doom women’s soccer

By Steve Shonder | October 12, 2014

Women’s soccer wasn’t able to keep up its unbeaten streak, ending a five-game run of no losses over the weekend.The Huskies (5-7-2, 3-1-2 MAC) played the Buffalo Bulls (8-2-3, 4-0-2 MAC) to a double-overtime scoreless draw Friday at the Soccer and...

Women’s soccer seeks offense at home

By Steve Shonder | October 1, 2014

Women’s soccer will look to regain home-field dominance after being shut out in its last two home games.The Huskies (4-6, 2-0 MAC) will face the Kent State Golden Flashes (6-3-1, 1-1 MAC) 7 p.m. Friday and the Ohio Bobcats (4-6, 1-1 MAC) 1 p.m. Sunday...

Gobbo finds fresh approach on attack

By Steve Shonder | September 15, 2014

Being women’s soccer’s top-scoring threat isn’t enough for junior Nicole Gobbo’s plate. Now, she’s guiding a group of freshmen to offensive heights.This season, Gobbo had played up top with a rotating pair of freshmen every game. As the veteran...

Women’s soccer splits pair

By Steve Shonder | September 14, 2014

Women’s soccer looked like a shadow of its former self as its offense dominated Friday and was nowhere to be found Sunday.The Huskies (2-5) beat the Chicago State Cougars, 5-0, Friday in Naperville. Sunday, they were blanked 1-0 by the Southern Illinois...

Senior Allie McBride (11) take a first-half penalty shot against Nebraska-Omaha Friday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. McBride’s 25th-minute penalty shot goal proved to be the winner in the Huskies’ 1-0 shutout of the Mavericks.

Women’s soccer secures first win

By Steve Shonder | September 7, 2014

The rain and slick turf couldn’t put a damper on women’s soccer’s home field dominance.The Huskies (1-4) took down the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 1-0 Friday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. The lone score of the game came from senior Allie...