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Men’s soccer finishes year without postseason

By Jacob Onak | November 11, 2013

With 11 new players coming into the season, the men’s soccer team knew it was in for a tough year, and tough it was.The Huskies ended the year 4-13-1 overall and 0-5-1 in the MAC, missing out on the MAC tournament.“I don’t think that our record...

Men’s soccer ends year with 3-3 draw at home

By Jacob Onak | November 10, 2013

Men’s soccer finished off a disappointing year with a 3-3 draw against the University of Buffalo Saturday.On Senior Night, it was the team’s three seniors who stepped up offensively for the Huskies (4-13-1, 0-5-1 MAC).“I was happy for our three...

Men’s soccer uninspired vs. Milwaukee

By Jacob Onak | October 30, 2013

In its second game under the lights, men’s soccer dropped its 11th match of the season to the UW-Milwaukee Panthers, 1-0.The Panthers also keep hold of the LeWang Cup, a memorial trophy that is played for each year when the two teams meet.Even with...

Gael Rivera middle forward for Northern Illinois University kicks the ball away from a Notre Dame defender on August 12, 2012

Men’s soccer to play first game under new lights

By Jacob Onak | October 21, 2013

The men’s soccer team will take part in a piece of NIU history today, as it will play in the first game under the Soccer and Track and Field complex’s lights at 7 p.m. against Eastern Illinois.The Huskies (3-9-0), have not played since Oct. 12 and...

Set piece defense burns men’s soccer vs. Spartans

By Jacob Onak | September 29, 2013

Set pieces can kill in soccer, and the men’s soccer team learned that the hard way against Michigan State on Saturday.Despite having most of the possession and the creating chances off the run of play, the Huskies (3-6-0) fell 2-0 to the Spartans (5-1-1),...

Second half turnaround enough for men’s soccer

By Jacob Onak | September 15, 2013

DeKalb | After a Friday loss, the men’s soccer team came from behind to grab a 2-1 victory against the Green Bay Phoenix on Sunday.On Friday, NIU took on the Butler Bulldogs in a one-goal contest.The first real chance of the game was the deciding factor...

Men’s soccer’s depth plays big role

By Jacob Onak | September 4, 2013

Roster depth can play a huge part in a postseason run, and early on in the season the men’s soccer team is showing it has a well-rounded group of guys.In its first two games against Cincinnati and Ohio State the Huskies have used 17 of their 23 players....

Defense taking shape for men’s soccer

By Jacob Onak | August 27, 2013

With a number of offensive players returning to the fold for the men’s soccer team, there are still questions on the defensive side.This season the Huskies will return just one of the starting back four: sophomore right back Charlie Oliver. They not...

Men’s soccer looks to Totsch for a boost

By Jacob Onak | October 29, 2012

NIU men’s soccer’s regular season is coming to an end. The Huskies now sit in second place in the MAC and need to win out their final conference games in order to secure a MAC tournament spot. A healthy junior midfielder, Sean Totsch may be the boost...

Karim Darbaki junior forward for Northern Illinois University fights for possession of the ball against Notre Dame August 08, 2012.

Men’s soccer hopes to upset ranked Wildcats tonight

By Jacob Onak | October 23, 2012

In its final non-conference game of the season, NIU men’s soccer will take on the No. 24 nationally-ranked Northwestern Wildcats (10-3-2) in Evanston tonight. The Huskies (3-8-3) are coming into the match on a four game losing streak, most recently...