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Senior defense Adrian Lara in possession of the ball during NIU mens soccer on September 12th against UIC. (Milly Landa | Northern Star)

NIU falls to Bowling Green in season finale

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | November 6, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU men’s soccer team had its season finale against Bowling Green State University Sunday evening that ended in a 6-0 loss. It was a tough day for the Huskies as they were shut out by the Falcons. The Huskies had an early scoring opportunity...

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...

Huskies fight for the ball Oct. 25 during NIUs 3-2 home victory against Western Michigan University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Men’s soccer’s loss to BGSU position the teams for a rematch in MAC tournament

By Quentin Wilson | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — An early goal doomed the Huskies, as they fell to Bowling Green State University in their final regular season game 1-0.The Huskies were not able to capture the final MAC win which would have allowed them to host a MAC tournament game.Head...

Men’s soccer needs to play entire match

By Jacob Onak | August 30, 2012

NIU men’s soccer looks to bounce back after its first loss, as it faces off against Phoenix of UW Green Bay, Friday. After seeing the Huskies (0-1-0) play a solid second half of soccer against the Creighton Bluejays, head coach Eric Luzzi wants a full...

‘We need to be more ruthless’

By Matt Hopkinson | August 27, 2012

NIU men’s soccer lost its first game of the season, 3-1, against third-ranked Creighton. The Huskies (0-1-0) got off to a slow start in the first half as the Blue Jays (1-0-0) kept most of the possession and created all of the chances. “We didn’t...

Erik Anderson | Northern Star James Stevenson (10) preforms
thriller on the field against Matt Bennet (5) of Olivet Nazarene
University on Saturday August 13. Huskies won 1-0.

Men’s soccer team gives Huskies a win over Michigan State

By Brian Thomas | August 21, 2011

DeKALB | The NIU men's soccer team wrapped up its preseason play with a win on Saturday against No. 19 Michigan State in Indianapolis, going 3-0 in exhibition play. The Huskies won the game 2-1, getting two goals from freshman Isaac Kannah, scoring one...

5 minutes with… Head soccer coach, Eric Luzzi

By Mike Romor | February 15, 2011

NIU men's soccer head coach Eric Luzzi has recently been busy with recruiting, signing seven new recruits. Coach Luzzi was able to spend five minutes with the Northern Star to go over his history in soccer, his coaching position, and what he expects from...

Huskie Briefs: Luzzi signs seven

By Andrew Singer | February 7, 2011

Luzzi signs seven to soccer class of 2011 "Chicago Sun-Times'" player of the year Paul Hogan highlights a seven-player recruiting class for the NIU men's soccer team. NIU head coach Eric Luzzi announced the signings last Friday. Hogan scored 26 goals...

Juan Hoyos (9) celebrates after scoring the game winning goal on Senior Day

Men’s soccer wins on Senior Day

By Mike Buda | October 31, 2010

Senior Day ended with a bang. The NIU men's soccer team finished its conference schedule with a 1-0 victory against Bowling Green Saturday. "The game was similar to a handful of other games that we've played this year," said NIU head coach Eric Luzzi....

NIU drops Wildcats 2-0 for 6th win

By Mike Buda | October 13, 2010

Conference games mean more than anything in college athletics, which means the preparation is even more important. The Huskies rebounded from their 1-0 loss to No. 1 Akron with a 2-0 victory against in-state rival Northwestern in Evanston Wednesday night....

Drawing the foul with a flop

By Andrew Singer | October 12, 2010

DeKALB | Flopping, diving, tripping on air. No matter what a coach calls it, intentionally falling in order to draw a foul from the official is a part of soccer and has been for years. Soccer games across the board are often decided by a solitary goal;...