4 , NORTHERN ILLINOIS 0
0-1-0 in MAC
1-1-0 in MAC
UB --- Nicole Olszewski (Natalia crofut assist), 2:23 Gone, 1st
UB --- Natalia Crofut (Unassisted), 23:39 Gone, 1st Half.
UB --- Nicole Olszewski (Erin McGarry assist), 27:36 Gone, 1st Half.
UB --- Jenny Dannecker (Arielle Korczykowski assist), 78:59 Gone,
ILLINOIS WOMEN START MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE PLAY WITH 4-0 LOSS
NY---Northern Illinois University's women's soccer team began Mid-American
Conference play on a sour note Sunday (Sept. 14), suffering a 4-0
defeat at the hands of the University at Buffalo.
Olszewski scored a pair of goals for the Bulls while Natalia Crofut
added a goal and an assist for the victors. Buffalo improved to
5-2-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the MAC while the Huskies dropped to
1-4-0 on the season after losing its MAC opener. UB has now won
five straight meetings versus Northern Illinois, outscoring the
Huskies 13-1 in that span.
wasted little time in putting UB in front, steering Crofut's feed
past Carrie Dvorak (Granger, IN / Marian) just 2:23 into the contest.
Crofut netted an unassisted tally at 23:39 and Olszewski stretched
the margin to 3-0 less than four minutes later as Erin McGarry set
up the Bulls' third tally at 27:36.
outshot the Huskies 14-3 in the opening 45 minutes. Dvorak registered
five saves in net before giving way to Leigh Steigerwald (Fort Lauderdale,
FL / St. Thomas Aquinas) but the Northern Illinois attack could
not get started against the UB defense. The Huskies managed just
one shot on goal for the afternoon.
reserves added to the margin in the second half as Jenny Dannecker
hit the net at the 78:59 mark, converting a pass from Arielle Korczykowski
for her first goal of the season. The Bulls finished with a 24-6
advantage in shots.
had some good individual efforts defensively, but our team effort
just wasn't there today," Northern Illinois coach Frank Horvat
entered the match riding a wave of emotion following a 1-0, overtime
victory over preseason Missouri Valley Conference favorite Creighton
University on Friday (Sept. 12), but Horvat's crew could not carry
that momentum into the first of 12 MAC dates.
road doesn't get any easier for the Huskies next week, as NIU visits
Ball State University on Friday (Sept. 19) before a Sunday (Sept.
21) stop at Miami (OH) University. MU's RedHawks have won the last
three MAC championships, with Ball State projected to win the 2003
league tournament according to the preseason coaches' poll. Northern
Illinois doesn't play again at home until a September 26 date versus
--- Copy by Robert Hester