DEKALB, Ill. – Two goals in the last 25 minutes led Toledo to a 2-0 win over the women’s soccer team of Northern Illinois University on Sunday afternoon (March 28) at the NIU Soccer Complex. The Rockets profited late in a low-chance game when the two teams combined only scored 13 total shots.
“There were a few positive aspects to this game,” said NIU head coach Julie Colhoff. “But overall, of course, it wasn’t the result we wanted. The biggest thing is that we have to take care of the ball. If we abandon the games, that’s great. Find the first pass, but then the next.” be better and then create more opportunities. “
Neither goalkeeper was tested until the end of the first half when an Ashton Cassel shot was picked up by the senior NIU goalkeeper in the 43rd minute Megan Donnally (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) when the Huskies and Rockets went goalless into halftime.
Donnally scored another save in the 67th minute after an Anita Mancini shot, the first of the second half.
The Rockets went forward two minutes later through Stephanie Currie. Ellie Pool’s first chance came when her shot came off the post and returned to the opposite side, where Currie hit first. In the 69th minute, Toledo shot 1-0 up.
With almost a quarter of an hour playing time, the Rockets doubled their advantage. Pool whipped an excellent cross towards the back post, where Brooke Stonehouse rose and went into the net from the six-yard box as Toledo took a 2-0 advantage in the 76th minute.
The best chance for NIU was in the last minute of their sophomore year Nicole Barham (Long Beach, Calif. / Los Alamitos) A shot floated over Toledo’s goalkeeper Emma Boutorwick and off the back post. The ball rolled off the post near the goal line but did not cross the line as the missiles retained the barrier.
The NIU will be active again on Thursday, April 1, when the Huskies travel to West Michigan to meet the Broncos. The start of the competition on Thursday is scheduled for 1 p.m.