Aug. 19, 2006
DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois women's soccer team posted a 4-0 victory over former Huskie players in the annual alumnae match exhibition on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Kim Schmitt led the way with two goals while Erin Fahey and Kelly Mullany each added one of their own.
"It is always great to have alumnae back and around our young players. A college team should be like a family," said head coach Marci Miller. "We have a young team and our focus today was on training hard. We want our players to take the same approach and train the same way regardless of who we are playing."
Fahey, a sophomore from New Lenox, tallied the game's first goal at the 23:09 mark to put the varsity team up 1-0 at the end of the first 30-minute half. In the second, Mullany, a freshman from Naperville, found the back of the net on an assist from sophomore Maddie Lehman.
Schmitt racked up her goals, both unassisted, late in the contest by scoring from 30 yards just off center at 48:47 and again from 14 yards straight ahead at 53:23.
Lindsey Curnock played the entire 60 minutes in goal for the Huskies and NIU outshot the alumnae 21-3 on the afternoon.
The Huskies next outing will be their first game of the regular season. NIU hosts Eastern Washington on Friday, August 25 at 4 p.m. at the Huskie Soccer Field and continues the home schedule two days later with a Sunday match at 11 a.m. against South Dakota State.