Oct. 15, 2006
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YPSILANTI, Mich. - The Northern Illinois women's soccer team fell 2-0 to Eastern Michigan Sunday afternoon after an early goal sparked the home team and provided momentum through the match. With the loss, NIU currently stands 3-5 in the MAC and 4-9-2 overall while EMU improved to 3-5 in the league and 6-7-2 on the year.
Maggie Christensen scored on a header at 8:41 to put EMU ahead 1-0. At 67:38, Katie Lozar scored for the Eagles for a 2-0 lead and the game's final margin.
NIU's Lindsey Curnock made three saves despite playing while battling the flu and defender Jenna Clausen left the game with an ankle injury, further challenging the Huskies who were already without defender Michaela Damas, who received a red card Friday at Central Michigan.
"We came out flat and did not play well today," said head coach Marci Miller. "Our goalkeeper was playing sick, we lost one of our top defenders to injury after already having one defender out. That was tough to overcome."
Karen Enockson led the NIU offense with four of the team's 15 shots in the match.
The Huskies remain in the hunt for a MAC Tournament berth and host their final three matches, beginning Friday, Oct. 20 with Ball State.
"We still feel like we are right in the middle of the race for the postseason," Miller said. "All three games are at home and we are excited about that. It will be a good challenge, beginning with a very good Ball State team on Friday."