Huskies Open Final Homestand Against Western Michigan

GO HUSKIES Junior Paul Hogan
Junior Paul Hogan

Nov. 4, 2013

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NORTHERN ILLINOIS (4-12-0, 0-4-0 MAC) vs. WESTERN MICHIGAN (7-7-1, 3-0-1 MAC)
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex, DeKalb, Ill.
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The Northern Illinois University men’s soccer team will open its final two-game homestand of the season on Tuesday when it hosts Western Michigan. Kickoff between the Huskies and Broncos is slated for 7 p.m.

About Western Michigan
Western Michigan comes to DeKalb with a 7-7-1 overall record, 3-0-1 in Mid-American Conference play. The Broncos currently sit in second place in the MAC. Oliver Mayer and Matheau Rogers have each scored four goals to lead the Broncos, Rogers also has three assists for a team-high 11 points. Chase Rau has appeared in all 15 games in goal for Western Michigan, he has a 1.71 goals against average.

Coach Luzzi on the Broncos
“Western Michigan is a good team, if they win tomorrow they will have a chance to play for the conference championship on Saturday, so they will definitely be up for the game and I hope that our guys will be up for it too.”

Gaschot Doubles His Tally
Sophomore Bertrand Gaschot scored his second goal of the season last Saturday at Hartwick (Nov. 2). The Austin, Texas, native also scored the first goal of the season for the Huskies, a 22nd minute marker in a 3-0 victory over Cincinnati on Aug. 30.

Unlucky in Overtime
The Huskies have played four overtime matches this season, including their most recent match at Hartwick, but have fallen in all four contests. Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Hartwick was the third of the four matches that was settled in double overtime.

The Six Constants
Just six players, Isaac Kannah, Sean Totsch, Bertrand Gaschot, Cody Witkowski, Andrew Palumbo and Kyle Crichton, have played in all 16 games this season for the Huskies. Of that group, only one, Sean Totsch, has started all 16 matches for NIU. The senior captain has played 1,459 of a possible 1,481 minutes this season, Kannah in second in minutes played with 1,364.

Up Next
NIU will play its final match of the season on Saturday, Nov. 9, when the Huskies host Buffalo. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m., at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.



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