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GO HUSKIES The Huskies are on a three-match unbeaten streak, the longest since 2010
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Oct. 3, 2012

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The Last Meeting
Northern Illinois0
Bowling Green2
October 23, 2011
Bowling Green, Ohio
Northern Illinois Closes Road Season at Bowling Green With 2-0 Loss
Northern Illinos closed its road season today at Bowling Green, falling to the Falcons 2-0 on a cool, windy day in Ohio. The Huskies will now close their season Thursday against Western Michigan in DeKalb.

The Last Meeting
Central Michigan1
Northern Illinois0
October 16, 2011
DeKalb, Ill.
NIU's Well-Rounded Effort Not Enough Against Defending MAC Champions; Fall 1-0
Against the defending Mid-American Conference Champions and top-team this season, Central Michigan (11-2-3, 5-1-2 MAC), the Northern Illinois Huskies women's soccer team (2-12-2, 1-7-0) MAC) made a stalwart effort on offense and defense against CMU. The physical contest resulted in a 0-0 halftime score, but the Chippewas found the net for the only score of the match in the 57th minute and defeated NIU, 1-0.

BOWLING GREEN FALCONS
Date:
Friday, October 5, 2012
Time:
4 p.m.
Location:
DeKalb, Ill.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Date:
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Time:
1 p.m.
Location:
DeKalb, Ill.

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ABOUT BOWLING GREEN

BGSU owns a 1-10-1 record thus far in 2012 and is winless in its last nine matches this season. Eight of its 10-losses have been by one goal. The Falcons lone tie came in the opening weekend of Mid-American Conference play, drawing 0-0 with Kent State Sept. 23. Bowling Green last won a match Aug. 26, dropping IUPUI, 2-1.

FALCONS TO WATCH...
Sidney Huth and Jessa Jarvis each have two goals this season for the Falcons, but Huth seperates herself with one helper. Madeline Wideman scored Bowling Green’s game-winning goal versus IUPUI earlier this season, capitalizing in the 57th minute.

ABOUT CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Central Michigan, the Mid-American Conference’s defending champion, are 7-4-1 this season and 3-1-0 in the young MAC season. The Chips dropped their first MAC contest last Sunday to Eastern Michigan, falling by a 2-0 margin, after winning their first three conference matches. The schedule for CMU has been a tough one, as it has taken  on No. 6 Penn State (L, 5-0), No. 12 Marquette (T, 0-0) and No. 14 Texas A&M (L, 2-0). Nine different players have scored goals for the Chips in 2012.

CHIPPEWA TO WATCH...
Stefanie Turner has been an anchor in net for CMU, appearing in eight matches with six starts. She’s kept four clean sheets in her four wins and has recorded 30 saves to go along with her 0.97 goals against average.

LAST TIME OUT
Northern Illinois had its first four point weekend on the road since Oct. 17 and 19, 2008 at Buffalo (W, 1-0) and Kent State (T, 1-1) with its win under the lights at Akron Friday night and tie at Buffalo on Sunday.

NIU took the lead in the 14th minute versus Akron with Frances Boukidis notching her first goal of the season in front a UA women’s soccer record 1,165 people. The team defended well to retain that lead, highlighted by a crucial save by Amy Carr and diving header by Lauren Eberts to clear a scoring chance by the Zips in the 63rd minute.

On Sunday versus the Bulls, the Huskies again took an early lead, 17th minute, on Sara Spaulding’s second goal of the season. UB tied it up in the 54th when Stephanie Velez tickled the back of the net. The Huskies valiantly tried to break the tie, outshooting Buffalo 8-2 in both overtime periods.

UNBEATEN IN THREE
With a pair of ties, Western Michigan and Buffalo, and a win over Akron, the Huskies are on a three-match unbeaten streak. It is the first time since Sept. 26-Oct. 8, 2010 (3-0-1) that Northern Illinois had been on such a streak.

THE HUSKIES AND THE FALCONS
The Huskies lead the all-time series with the Falcons, 8-7-1, since the teams first met in 1997. Last season, Bowling Green defeated Northern Illinois, 1-0, and snapped a four match winless-streak as BGSU last won in 2006.

THE HUSKIES AND THE CHIPPEWAS
Northern Illinois trails the all-time series with Central Michigan, 6-10, and has lost five-straight to the Chips. NIU last defeated CMU in 2007, a 3-2 triumph in DeKalb. At home, the Huskies are 3-4 against Central Michigan. The chippewas won last season’s contest, 1-0.

SCORING - THE ULTIMATE TEAM EFFORT
While Cori Frankenberg has been the leader in most of NIU’s offensive efforts, the team has still managed to distribute its scoring as eight different Huskies have scored goals.

SETTING AND GETTING GOALS
Goals are important in order for any team or individual to succeed. Just ask any coach or athlete that and they will echo that sentimate. In their 11 contests this fall, the Huskies have scored 12 goals and allowed eight for a +4 goal differential. With seven matches remaining in the regular season, Northern Illinois will be looking to finish 2012 with a positive goal differential for the first time since 2007 when it scored 19 and allowed 15.

ON THE ROAD WITH THE HUSKIES
When the team left for their bus trip to Akron and Buffalo, they left with a Flip Cam to chronicle the trip and the hijinks that ensues on the bus. The antics ranged from team games to Harry Potter impressions. Log on to YouTube and search niuhuskiesdotcom to view the videos.

FRANKENBERG THE FINISHER
Junior Cori Frankenberg has been on a tear this season with four goals and four assists, including four game-winning goals. She is ranked 11th in the NCAA after her game-winner Sept. 16 versus South Dakota. She leads the MAC in golden goals and is currently ninth in the conference in scoring. She had an assist last weekend at Akron and Buffalo.

DRIVE MY CARR
With five shutouts to her credit this season and only six goals allowed in 973 minutes, goalkeeper Amy Carr currently owns a goals against average of 0.647. Though the defensive third is a big part as well, Carr is ranked No. 29 of 150 in the country for the lowest GAA. As a team, NIU ranks 32nd of 330 in goals against average this season (0.699).

The Hemel Hempstead, England native is first in the MAC in goals against average and tied for first in shutouts. All-time at NIU, she is second in career shutouts with 14 behind Lindsay Curnock’s 25 (2006-09).

NEXT UP
The Huskies will play its final home matches of the season Friday and Sunday Oct. 12 and 14 when they host Miami (Ohio) and Ball State. NIU will celebrate Senior Day versus the Cardinals as well, honoring seniors Lauren Eberts, Shelbi Johnson, Nici Newquist and Anna Roman-Pleschko.