Oct. 2, 2009
DEKALB, Ill. -
The Northern Illinois women's soccer team registered 12 shots in Friday's Mid-American Conference game against Ohio, but was unable to find the net as the Huskies fell 2-0 to the Bobcats at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.
The Huskies (4-5-2, 0-1-2 MAC) controlled the ball for the first half of play, outshooting the Bobcats 10-3, while recording three cornerkicks to Ohio's one. The Huskies also recorded four shots on goal to the Bobcats two, but were unable to capitalize on any of their opportunities.
The first goal of the game came in the 24th minute of play, when Ohio's Amy Lower headed the ball into the Huskies goal. After recording a shot on goal, an attempt that was prevented by NIU's Kelly Mullany (Naperville, IL/Neuqua Valley), Lower was able to recover the ball and score against the Huskies to give the Bobcats a 1-0 advantage.
In the 70th minute of play, Ohio's Kim Nordtveit scored the second goal of the game when she was able to find the net off a cornerkick from Kelsey Pichel. Goalkeeper Lindsey Cuurnock (Batvia, Ill./Batavia) battled the ball out of the net off the cornerkick, however Nordtveit was able to gain control of the ball to hit the right corner of the net.
"I am disappointed in how we played tonight," head women's soccer coach Carrie Barker said. "I am just not happy with our overall performance in today's game."
Christen Schuler (Aurora, IL/Waubonsie Valley) led the Huskies with three shots on goal in the contest, while Kelsey Passaglia (Cary, IL/Cary-Grove) and Mullany also recorded shots-on-goal for Northern Illinois. The Huskies recorded four cornerkicks to Ohio's three, while outshooting the Bobcats 12-6 in the contest.
NIU will continue conference play at home when the Huskies host Akron for a 1 p.m. contest Sunday.