Oct. 4, 2009
DEKALB, Ill. -
The Northern Illinois women's soccer team outshot Akron (3-5-2) 15 to five, but the Huskies (4-6-2) were unable to score on any of their opportunities as they dropped a 1-0 decision to their Mid-American Conference foe, Sunday, at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.
The Huskies dominated play, outshooting the Zips 15 to five in Sunday's contest. Controlling the ball for the majority of the game, the Huskies recorded a season high nine shots on goal against the Zips. The Huskies also recorded three cornerkicks to Akron's one in the contest.
Lisa Maier (Orland Park, IL/Sandburg) led the Huskies with three shots on goal and four shots in the contest. Micaela Damas (Overland Park, KS/Blue Valley North) recorded two shots on goal, while Kelly Mullany (Naperville, IL/Neuqua Valley), Shelbi Johnson (Bolingbrook, Ill./Neuqua Valley), Christen Schuler (Aurora, IL/Waubonsie Valley) and Mo Smunt (St. Charles, IL/East) each recorded a shot-on-goal for the Huskies.
"That's soccer for you," head women's soccer coach Carrie Barker said. "You can dominate the game and play well, but if you don't score it doesn't matter. We played very well as a team and had several individuals play especially well, we just need to find the back of the net."
Akron's Katie Wise found the goal in the 61st minute of play, when she dribbled the ball into the box and fired a shot into the top center of the goal. Akron's Jordan Baranowski assisted Wise on the play.
"It just wasn't our day today," said Barker. "We controlled the game, and we gave them one good opportunity and they were able to capitalize on that to get the win."
Goalkeeper Lindsey Curnock (Batavia, Ill,/ Batavia) recorded three saves in the contest, allowing only one goal.
The Huskies will take MAC play on the road next weekend as they face Kent State in Kent, Ohio Friday, before traveling to Buffalo, N.Y. to take on Buffalo Sunday.