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Freshman forward Tyra Kings career day helped her secure her first Huskie of the Week honor. (Ria Pathak | Northern Star)

Tyra King claims Huskie of the Week crown

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 23, 2023

DeKALB – A career shooting day against Ball State University for freshman forward Tyra King cemented her status as this week’s Huskie of the Week. King recorded five total shots and four shots on goal to lead NIU women’s soccer to a 1-0 victory...

Freshman forward Tyra King dribbles the ball past a University at Buffalo defender. NIU womens soccer defeated Ball State University on Thursday after a last-minute goal from King. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

King dethrones Ball State with last minute goal

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | October 19, 2023

DeKALB – A 90th minute, game-winning goal in the NIU women’s soccer match against Ball State University sent the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex into a frenzy. Assisted by senior midfielder Abby Zipse, freshman forward Tyra King netted...

NIU’s Tyra King (5), a freshman forward, blocks and guards against two Miami University players during the first half of the game on Sunday. (Josephine Dunmore | Northern Star)

Women’s soccer halts late Kent State rally

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | October 15, 2023

An own goal conceded by Kent State University and a 57th minute score from freshman forward Tyra King was all it took for NIU women’s soccer to snap the Golden Flashes’ two-game win streak. Kent State’s own goal came in the 24th minute after...