Men's Soccer Drops MAC Road Contest to Hartwick

GO HUSKIES Head coach Steve Simmons and his Huskies will face Bowling Green Friday.
GO HUSKIES
Head coach Steve Simmons and his Huskies will face Bowling Green Friday.
GO HUSKIES

Oct. 28, 2007

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ONEONTA, N.Y. - The Northern Illinois men's soccer team held Hartwick scoreless for the first half, but allowed three second-period goals, falling to the the Hawks 3-0, Sunday.

"We didn't respond in the second half and they did and that was big difference in the game," NIU head coach Steve Simmons said.

The Huskies (5-7-4, 1-2-1 Mid-American Conference) played the Hawks (4-4-6, 1-1-2 MAC) even through 56 minutes of play before Ashton Henry found the net on a header off a Hartwick corner kick at the 56:10 mark.

The Hawks added insurance goals in the 68th and 74th minutes to secure their first MAC victory.

"There were a couple momentum shifts, and they were able to score on theirs, and we weren't able to score on ours," Simmons said.

Northern Illinois held Hartwick to two shots in the first half, but the Hawks fired 10 in the second period and outshot NIU 12-8 on the match.

The Huskies forced Hartwick goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo to make four saves on the day, including three in the first half.

"We've got to get home and adjust some things and get ready for a big match against Bowling Green," Simmons said.

The Huskies play the second match of a two-game road swing against the Falcons in Bowling Green, Ohio Friday, Nov. 2 at noon (CST).