DEKALB, Unwell. – The Northern Illinois College males’s soccer crew begins protection of its Mid-American Convention championship on Friday, Sept. 23, when the Huskies journey to Western Michigan. Kickoff towards the Broncos is scheduled for five p.m. CT.
NIU enters league play with a 3-2-2 total file after topping Western Illinois, 1-0, on the street final day trip (Sept. 17). Enrique Banuelos (Mexico Metropolis, Mexico/Virginia) scored the lone aim within the fiftieth minute, his first of the season, whereas Martin Sanchez (Bloomington, Minn./Kennedy) made two saves whereas selecting up the shutout.
Miguel Maynez Jr. (El Paso, Texas/New Mexico) picked up an help on Banuelos’ aim towards the Leathernecks, he now has three assists on the season, tied for tops within the convention.
Convention play has a brand new look and format within the MAC this season. League stalwarts Akron, Bowling Inexperienced, NIU and Western Michigan have been joined by affiliate member Chicago State to type a five-team league that can play an eight-game, double round-robin common season with the highest two groups assembly in a single-game convention closing.
The Broncos carry a 5-1 total file into Friday’s matchup after knocking off St. Thomas (Minn.), 4-0, final day trip. Western Michigan has recorded 5 consecutive victories since a season-opening setback at Butler, together with wins over Michigan State, Wisconsin and Northwestern. Dylan Sing and Charlie Sharp have every recorded eight factors for the Broncos, Sing has 4 targets whereas Sharp has tallied two targets and 4 assists.
Final season, the Huskies gained 3-0 in Kalamazoo (Oct. 2, 2021). Banuelos scored a aim and registered two assists within the victory, Nick Markanich and Pepe Martinez additionally scored within the win.
Friday’s contest is the second recreation in a five-game street swing for the Huskies which is able to proceed subsequent Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Wisconsin.