Oct. 26, 2007
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DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois women's soccer team put on one of their best offensive showings of the season, Friday, beating Central Michigan, 3-2.
The three goals ties a season high for the Huskies (7-5-4, 4-3-2 Mid-American Conference) and brings the season goal total to 16.
"Our girls are fighters," head coach Marci Miller Jobson said. "They're never going to quit and they're never going to give up. That's what I'm most proud of what we've built here at NIU."
Central Michigan (7-9-0, 3-6-0 MAC) got ahead early on a score by Molly Gerst, who scored both Chippewas goals. That ended Lindsey Curnock's (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) scoreless streak at 242:05 over the past four games. NIU answered back with first half goals by Kelly Mullany (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) and Thea Johnson (Homewood, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor) to tie the match at 2-2 heading into halftime.
Late in the second half, junior Maddie Lehman (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North) scored what proved to be the game winner on a free kick from Jenna Clausen (Racine, Wisc/Horlick), one of her two assists in the match.
The Huskies host Eastern Michigan Sunday at 11 a.m. Prior to the match, five Huskie seniors, Michelle Christian, Elaine Eliadis, Karen Enockson, Marisa Oriente and Katie Sturges, will be honored as part of Senior Day festivities.