Sept. 18, 2009
DEKALB, Ill. -
The Northern Illinois women's soccer team dominated competition Friday, when goals from Lisa Maier, Kim Schmitt and Danielle Janowiak launched the Huskies to a 4-0 win over Oakland at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. Leading the Huskies (3-4-0) was Maier with two goals on the game.
"It's great to get a win at home," head women's soccer coach Carrie Barker said. "We played hard across the field. We were given opportunities to score and put them all away today."
Lisa Maier (Orland Park, IL/Sandburg) scored the first two goals of the evening for the Huskies, when she battled Oakland's goalkeeper, Whitney Snarkis, to score into an open net, giving the Huskies an early 1-0 advantage over the Grizzlies. Mo Smunt assisted Maier in the goal, her first of the season.
Maier's second goal of evening came in the 58th-minute of play when she snuck the ball past Snarkis to record her second goal of the season. The Huskies dominated the field in the second half, outshooting Oakland eight to four, to record three goals in the half.
Kim Schmitt (Homewood, IL/Homewood-Flossmoor) scored her second goal of the season, when she netted the ball off a free kick from 25 yards out in the 80th minute of play. Just minutes later, Janowiak (Woodridge, IL/Downers Grove South) battled defenders to clear a shot into the upper right corner of the net in the 89th minute of play to record he first goal of the season. Both Schmitt's and Janowiak's goals were unassisted.
"It was a great effort by the whole team," said Barker. "Everyone did their part as a team which gave us the win."
The Huskies controlled the ball the entire game, outshooting Oakland 11 to eight, while recording six cornerkicks to the Grizzlies three. Kelly Mullany (Naperville, IL/Neuqua Valley) and Nici Newquist (DeKalb, Ill./Sycamore) also recorded shots on goals in the contest, while Lindsey Curnock recorded two saves in the contest.
The Huskies will continue play at home as they face Liberty, Sunday, for a 1 p.m. contest.