Men’s Soccer: Owls lose twice in Northern Illinois Adidas Tourney

Late goals stifle chances in both games.


The Mem’s Soccer team gathers during their game versus Jacksonville this year. The Owls were unable to gain their first win of the season this weekend, falling to both NIU and Loyola-Chicago. Ryan Lynch|Sports Editor

Ryan Lynch, Sports Editor

Men’s soccer did not earn its first win of the season, falling to both Northern Illinois and Loyola University of Chicago during the weekend.

Florida Atlantic has yet to win a game in five attempts this season. Both games were part of NIU’s Adidas Invitational, which also included Stetson.

Check out the summary of each game below:

Game One:

NIU 1 , FAU 0

The Owls began their road trip Friday against the host, the Northern Illinois University Huskies.

After a scoreless first half, NIU forward Luke Read headed home a cross from Nicholas Wandl’s corner kick in the 82nd minute, giving NIU a 1-0 lead late.

Read’s header would prove to be the game winner, as neither team went on to score in the final eight minutes.

Junior goalie Josh Nolan had one save for the Owls, while Huskie goalie Andrew Glaeser also had a single save.

FAU (0-3-1) was held to four shots during the game, with one being on goal. NIU (2-1) doubled that total with eight, and had two shots on goal.

Junior defender Owen McCorkle received the game’s only card, a yellow in the 89th minute.


Game Two:

Loyola-Chicago 1, FAU 0

FAU finished its week Sunday against the Loyola University of Chicago Ramblers.

Neither team scored in the first half, but Ramblers defender Matthieu Braem received a Yellow card in the 32nd minute.

The Owls (0-4-1) surrendered a goal in the 82nd minute for the second time this weekend when midfielder Kyle Thompson scored on a penalty kick to make it 1-0.

Junior defender Braxton Fuster received a yellow card in the 89th minute to close out the game.

Josh Nolan did not record a save during the game, while Ramblers (3-2-1) goalie Tim Dobrowolski had one save in the shutout.
The Owls’ next game will be at home against Florida International University on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Ryan Lynch is the sports editor for the University Press. For tips regarding this or other articles, he can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter.