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NIU men's soccer concludes exhibition season with win

Published: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 6:49 p.m. CDT

The Northern Illinois men's soccer team concluded its exhibition schedule with a 4-0 win at DePauw on Friday.

The Huskies got goals from Dusty Page, Alex Saliba, Andrew Palumbo and Isaac Kannah.

"On the whole it was good," NIU head coach Eric Luzzi said in a news release. "Any time you score four goals, that is always a good thing, and we scored some good goals today, both from set pieces and the run of play, and created some other good chances, so that is all encouraging.

"I thought the guys turned around what was not a great first half. I questioned their mental toughness a bit at halftime and I thought they had a good response to that. The second half was a very focused 45 minutes and that was good to see."

NIU will open the regular season Friday, Aug. 29, as the Huskies will take on Hofstra in the Northwestern Lakeside Classic in Evanston.

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