WOMEN'S SOCCER DROPS 2-1 DECISION AT BOWLING GREEN STATE
BOWLING GREEN, OH - Bowling Green State University dealt Northern
Illinois University's Mid-American Conference Tournament hopes a
blow Friday (Oct. 22), knocking off NIU 2-1. The win keeps the Falcons'
hopes alive, as they move to 6-10-1, 4-5-1 in the MAC (13 points),
while the Huskies slip to 6-5-5, 3-3-5 in league play (14 points).
If the season ended today, the Huskies would be in the field by
a single point.
Bowling Green struck first in the 19th minute as Beth Rieman scored
her first goal of the season, giving BGSU an advantage they would
take to the locker room. The Falcons outshot the Huskies in the
first half 11-2, including 5-2 on goal.
"We came out and struggled to play our game in the first half,"
Huskie head coach Frank Horvat said.
In the second half, the Huskies came out to play, scoring at the
59:55 mark, when senior Jamie Figura (Wheaton / Wheaton-Warrenville
South) one-timed an Alexis Terry (Janesville, WI / Craig)
pass for the equalizer. Bowling Green, however, countered in the
74th minute when Samantha Meister got in on net and scored the game-winner.
"We played a lot better in the second half, and just missed
a few opportunities," Horvat added, noting a Christie Ehrhardt
(Addison / Roselle Lake Park) shot off the crossbar in the 65th
minute and a Figura shot that trickled just wide late in the game.
"We still have a shot in the MAC, but we need to take care
of business with Toledo on Sunday."
Northern Illinois concludes its MAC schedule on Sunday (Oct. 24)
when they visit the University of Toledo. Following a 3-1 loss to
Western Michigan University, the Rockets are currently three points
behind the Huskies in the MAC standings, but also play BGSU next
Wednesday (Oct. 27). The Huskies and Rockets collide at 1 p.m. (EDT).