Sept. 22, 2006
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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - The Northern Illinois women's soccer team played a strong defensive game but ended up on the short end of a 1-0 outcome in the MAC opener at Bowling Green.
"We played well defensively and had offensive opportunities but were unable to find the back of the net," said assistant coach Paul Jobson. "Their goal at the very end of the first half hurt us and took the momentum away."
BGSU got a goal from Danielle Cygan in the waning seconds of the first half to take a 1-0 advantage. The Falcons have won the four meetings in the series and improve to 4-5, 1-0 while the Huskies drop to 1-5-2 and 0-1.
NIU outshot BGSU 9-8 in the contest as Karen Enockson (St. Charles, Ill./East) led with three shots and freshman Kelly Mullany (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) added two.
"It was a good all around defensive effort for us," Jobson added. "Jenna Clausen, Micaela Damas, Katie Sturges, Michelle Christian and Megan Kolkay all played very well on defense in the game."
Goalkeeper Lindsey Curnock (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) made four saves in the game.
The Huskies resume action on Sunday with a noon CT match at Toledo.