Plays Strong in Net As Northern Illinois Women's Soccer Falls 1-0
Omaha, NE ---
Northern Illinois Universitys womens soccer team suffered
its third defeat of the season Sunday afternoon (September 11) falling
to Drake University 1-0 after surrendering 22 shots.
out flat today, said Northern Illinois head coach Marci Miller.
It was the first time all year that we didnt come out
sharp. I think we were pretty worn down after Fridays physical
contest against Creighton. They were really tough on us, all over
the field and I think that caught up to us today.
Carrie Dvorak (Granger, IN / Marian) kept the Huskies in the game
vs. the Bulldogs. Dvorak faced 22 shots from Drake, marking the
third game in a row she has faced 17 shots or more. Dvorak came
up huge with six saves and managed to keep NIU in the game until
Nikki Thaden and Melissa Neslon combined to score for Drake in the
88th minute. Northern Illinois lost its second match in a row. Tournament
host Creighton University edged the Huskies 1-0 Friday night.
was great for us again tonight, commented assistant coach
Dvorak has 33
saves on the season in six contests so far. She boasts a goals against
average of 1.17, which places her in the top half of the Mid-American
Conference. Dvoraks strong play continues to keep the Huskies
competitive in each game this season.
On the offensive
end Sunday only three Huskies managed shots on goal. Senior Alexis
Terry (Janesville, WI / Craig), and juniors Christie Ehrhardt (Addison
/ Roselle Lake Park) and Megan Kolkay (Aurora / Waubonsie Valley)
were responsible for the NIU shots. The Huskies had a couple of
scoring opportunities late in the game, but never managed to find
the back of the net.
have a long week off to rest up for their home match on Sunday (September
18) against Illinois State University. The womens soccer team
plays at 3:30 p.m. following the mens contest against the
University of Detroit-Mercy, which kicksoff at 1:15 p.m.
Carrie Dvorak and Kathryn Sturges earned all tournament honors
at the Bluejay Classic.