Sept. 8, 2006
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GREEN BAY, Wis. - Behind a resilient effort and a flare for the dramatic, the Northern Illinois women's soccer team notched a 2-2 double-overtime tie Friday night at Wisconsin-Green Bay (1-2-1). The Huskies, now 1-2-2, dominated the shots category 24-11 on their way to battling from behind on two occasions.
"I am very proud of everyone tonight, it was a great team effort and we were hitting on all cylinders," said assistant coach Paul Jobson. "We were in a non-stop battle for 110 minutes and came back twice in the game and had plenty of opportunities. To fight back on the road and get a tie in that situation provides great momentum coming home for Sunday's game."
Down 1-0, Karen Enockson (St. Charles, Ill./East) scored NIU's first goal of the game, knotting the score at one at 52:32 on a free kick from 20 yards out to the left.
After UWGB reclaimed the lead at 2-1, the Huskies fought back late. In the game's final minute of regulation, freshman Lisa Maier (Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg) forced a turnover on a tackle and Enockson converted the offensive opportunity with a goal from 12 yards to send the contest to overtime. Neither team was able to tally a decisive goal in the two 10-minute overtime sessions.
Enockson's two goals run her season total to four, which equals her 2005 18-game season total.
The Huskies return to action on Sunday with a home tilt against intrastate foe DePaul. Game time at the Huskie Soccer Field is slated for 3:30 p.m.