Soccer Struggles In Second Half And Falls 2-1 To Eastern Michigan
DeKalb, IL -
Northern Illinois University's women's soccer team dropped its fifth
Mid-American Conference game of the season falling to Eastern Michigan
University 2-1. The Eagles scored two second-half goals to pull
out the win.
wanted it today (October 16)," said interim head coach Paul
Jobson, who wass filling in for head coach Marci Miller while she
is in California training with the U.S. National Team. "Second
games of the weekend are always tough. It took us a bit to get our
legs under us, but then we looked real good."
NIU jumped out
to an early 1-0 lead when Elaine Eliadis (Orland Park / Carl Sandburg)
scored her third goal of the season in the 34th minute. Eliadis,
who has come off the bench the last two games, has been able to
change the look of the Huskie offense.
adds a spark off the bench," commented Jobson. "She could
easily start for us. She changes our offense when she comes in,
because she is different than our other forwards. This forces the
defense to adjust to our change and alter their strategy."
to prove myself to get my starting job back," said Eliadis.
"You have got to be a spark when you come in off the bench.
I have been getting good feeds from my teammates and been able to
came out hot in the second half scoring two goals in a ten-minute
span to defeat the Huskies. EMU's Lauren Clyne notched the Eagles'
first goal off a feed from Kate Simpson. Then at 73:44, Michele
Lawrence spun around the Huskie defense and found the back of the
net to give the EMU a 2-1 lead and the eventual victory.
NIU kept the pressure on the Eagle defense and had many good scoring
opportunities late in the game but was unable to get any to fall.
good chances today," noted Jobson. "It just didn't fall
for us. Christie (Ehrhardt (Addison / Roselle Lake Park)) missed
a header high and Elaine (Eliadis) hit the cross bar. This is just
the MAC. Some days you play well and the goals just don't fall for
are on the road this week with contests on Friday (October 21) against
Ball State University and Sunday (October 23) vs. Miami (Ohio) University.
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