Women's Soccer is Headed Back on the Road for Two MAC Matches

GO HUSKIES Emily Nulty
GO HUSKIES
Emily Nulty
GO HUSKIES

Oct. 10, 2013

Bowling Green Falcons
Date: Friday, October 11
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Mickey Cochrane Stadium, Bowling Green, Ohio
Live Stats: BGSUFalcons.com

Central Michigan Chippewas
Date: Sunday, October 13
Time: Noon
Location: Bennet Soccer Field, Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Live Stats: CMUChippewas.com

The Last Meeting
Bowling Green1
Northern Illinois2
October 5, 2012
DeKalb, Ill.
Late Ksiazek Goal Leads Huskies Past Bowling Green
Junior Courtney Ksiazek scored in the 89th minute as the Northern Illinois women's soccer team recorded a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Bowling Green on Friday afternoon at the NIU Soccer Complex. Senior Shelbi Johnson had a pair of assists as the Huskies improved to 6-4-2 on the season, 2-1-2 in Mid-American Conference play.

ABOUT BOWLING GREEN
It has been a struggle for the Falcons this year. Coming into the match against NIU, Bowling Green is 0-10-0 on the season. The Falcons have scored more than one goal in a game all season. The coaching staff is led by Lindsay Basalyga, who is in her first year of at the head coaching position. Prior to her career at Bowling Green, Basalyga coached for Eastern Kentucky University. She was able to take a new team and turn it around quickly, producing three top-3 finishes during her final five seasons there.

FALCON TO WATCH
Madeline Wideman has been the best offensive producer for her team this season. She has started all 10 games for the Falcons, producing seven overall points. Those seven points come from two goals and three assists. All three figures lead the team.

ABOUT CENTRAL MICHIGAN
The Chippewas are currently 2-9-1 so far this season, but their record in the MAC is 2-2-0 thanks to wins against Kent State and Ohio. Peter McGahey heads the coaching staff in his first year at the helm. Prior to coaching the Chippewas, McGahey was nemed the 2012 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Coach of the Year for his success at Minnesota State. He helped that team go 17-1-5 en route to an NSIC regular season championship

CHIPPEWA TO WATCH
Emily Cooksey is the leading point-scorer for the Central Michegan with four on the year. Those points come from two goals on the season. She has started 11 games for the Chippewas this year. Cooksey also leads the team in shots (26) and shots on goal (13).


 

 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS
NIU holds a 9-7-1 all-time record against Bowling Green. When the two teams matched up in 2012, the Huskies came away with a 2-1 victory. The Huskies have a 6-12 record against Central Michigan during the program's history. Last year, NIU fell to CMU, 2-0 to end the season.

LAST TIME ON HUSKIES WOMEN'S SOCCER
The Huskies snapped a seven-game winless streak with two wins at home last weekend. The first came against Akron, a game in which the Huskies were able to claim their second shutout of the season. The second was a double-overtime thriller against Buffalo in which the Huskies won 2-1. It was the first double-overtime MAC game the Huskies had ever won.

KSIAZEK IN KEY SPOTS
Courtney Ksiazek had an outstanding game the Buffalo Bulls last weekend. She scored her first two goals of the season in the game, and each one was significant. The first tied up the game at 1-1 with less than five minutes left in regulation to force overtime. The second came early in double-overtime to give NIU its second win in a row.

GOBBO LIKES THE MAC
Nicole Gobbo continued her high-level play against MAC teams last weekend as she accounted for all of the scoring against Akron. Gobbo now has four goals in four MAC games this season. She also leads the team in goals scored with six.

FRANKENBERG'S SCORING IS A PLUS
In the last six matches that Cori Frankenberg has scored in, the Huskies have not recorded a loss. Dating back to last season, NIU is 5-0-1 in such affairs. In those games, the Appleton, Wis. native has five game-winning goals to her credit in addition to one equalizer. Frankenberg currently has two goals on the season and leads the team in shots fired at 17. She also has two assists.

NEXT TIME FOR WOMEN'S SOCCER
The Huskies will have their final road games of the regular season following this weekend's games. On Friday, October 18, they'll face Miami (Ohio) in an afternoon game at 3 p.m. On Sunday, they'll head to Ball State for an early afternoon game at noon against the Cardinals.