NIU Fit To Be Tied Against Defending MVC Champion Creighton

GO HUSKIES Lisa Maier scored her first collegiate goal at an opportune time in a 1-1 tie against Creighton.
GO HUSKIES
Lisa Maier scored her first collegiate goal at an opportune time in a 1-1 tie against Creighton.
GO HUSKIES

Sept. 4, 2006

Box Score

DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois women's soccer team battled Missouri Valley Conference power Creighton to a 1-1 draw during its Labor Day afternoon matchup at the Huskie Soccer Field. Freshman Lisa Maier scored her first collegiate goal in the game's 82nd minute to knot the score.

"Our team played very well and gave a great effort," said head coach Marci Miller. "Creighton is a great team and we could have won this game. My key in the early stage of developing our team is to get them to not leave anything out on the field and play to the top of their intensity level. I felt like we did that today."

The Bluejays struck first, tallying a goal on first half penalty kick. Emily Munn took advantage of the opportunity at 12:21 to put the visitors ahead 1-0.

Maier answered in the second half at 82:28 on a shot from eight yards out in front off a feed from Karen Enockson, evening the game at one.

The two teams traded opportunity in overtime, but neither was able to convert during the extra frame.

NIU outshot Creighton 13-12 in the game. Huskie goalkeeper Lindsey Curnock made seven saves in the contest.

The Huskies return to action on Friday night with a 7 p.m. game at Wisconsin-Green Bay. NIU's next home game in Sunday, Sept. 10, a 3 p.m. match against DePaul.