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NIU women's soccer drops season opener

Published: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 8:20 p.m. CDT

Northern Illinois women's soccer lost, 4-1, in its season opener at Illinois State Friday night.

The Huskies (0-1) fell behind 4-0 before senior midfielder Ashley Neubeck got the lone Huskie goal in the second half.

Freshman goalkeeper Amy Annala made 11 saves for NIU.

"I thought Amy was outstanding in her regular season debut," NIU head coach John Ross said in a news release. "She made some fantastic saves and really kept us in the game in the first half."

NIU will play at Western Illinois Sunday at 1 p.m. in Macomb.

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