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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...

Martin Sanchez, redshirt first-year goalkeeper, keeps the ball close while looking for an open teammate Oct. 8 during NIUs 5-1 victory against Eastern Illinois University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Men’s soccer loses to Akron after two goal lead

By Quentin Wilson | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer lost a heartbreaking contest Saturday to the University of Akron, after the Zips’ game winning goal hit the back of the net with three seconds left on the clock.With the 3-2 loss, NIU falls to 7-8-1 and 2-2 in Mid-American...

The Huskies celebrate a goal Oct. 8, 2019 during an eventual 5-1 win against Eastern Illinois University at Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Huskies to see strong opponent in MAC road game Saturday against Akron

By Quentin Wilson | October 31, 2019

DeKALB — The season is starting to wind down for the men’s soccer team, and the Huskies will close their regular season on the road against two Mid-American Conference opponents. NIU is first tasked with a visit to Akron 6 p.m. Saturday.The Zips were...

Huskies celebrate after a goal Oct. 8 during an eventual 5-1 win against Eastern Illinois University at Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Huskies prepare for MAC first-place Western Michigan in last home game of regular season

By Quentin Wilson | October 24, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer is bringing a different meaning to Friday night lights. The Huskies will be under the lights Friday when they face Western Michigan University for NIU’s 113th Homecoming Week and the last home game of the regular season.After...

Welch at his best as Huskies win away game at West Virginia

Welch at his best as Huskies win away game at West Virginia

By Araya Benegas | October 19, 2019

DeKALB — Junior midfielder Alex Welch scored the Huskies’ final two goals Friday to help secure a 4-2 win against West Virginia University. Welch and senior forward Jan Maertins were outstanding at picking their spots to attack. Head Coach Ryan Swan...

Two early goals enough to put out men’s soccer in MAC opener

By Quentin Wilson | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — Comeback wins are difficult, and that proved to be the case Tuesday when the Huskies conceded two goals eight minutes into the match against the Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville Cougars. The Huskies opened Mid-American Conference...

Sophomore defender Anthony Markanich pressures an opponent Tuesday during a match against Eastern Illinois University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex in DeKalb.

Men’s soccer finished non-conference play with strong performance

By Marcel Carrasco | October 9, 2019

DeKALB  — The cold might have set in early, but the Huskies were on fire throughout Tuesday’s match. Four goals in the first half were more than enough for the men’s soccer team, as the Huskies looked their sharpest this season during a 5-1 win...

Saint Mary’s proved its power with a shutout win over Huskies

By Quentin Wilson | October 6, 2019

DeKALB —  The men’s soccer team lost its second game in a row, falling to St. Mary’s College of California 5-0 at home.“They exposed a lot of our weaknesses and showed us what we need to work on,” first-year goalkeeper Martin Sanchez said.The...

Huskies lose hard fought game to UIC

By Marcel Carrasco | October 2, 2019

DeKALB — Two unanswered goals propelled the University of Illinois – Chicago Flames over the Huskies in a 2-1 NIU loss Tuesday at Flames Field in Chicago. The UIC defeat also snaps NIU’s four-match winning streak, as the Huskies suffered their first...

Mens soccer defends a cross Sept. 13 in a match against Marquette University in an eventual 3-1 loss by NIU.

Men’s soccer to travel to Chicago for UIC bout, face St. Mary’s on Saturday at home

By Quentin Wilson | September 30, 2019

DeKALB —  After grinding out two overtime victories, the men’s soccer team has a chance to extend its winning streak.This week, the Huskies will face two of their toughest opponents with matches 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Illinois – Chicago...

Markanich’s overtime goal pushes Huskies past Western Illinois

By Marcel Carrasco | September 30, 2019

DeKALB — Another overtime victory is in the books for the men’s soccer team, extending its streak to four consecutive victories. The Huskies won 2-1 Saturday against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks in Macomb.Both teams posted 14 shots,...

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