Men's Soccer Wins at Northern Illinois
DeKALB, Ill. - For the first time in 16 tries, the DePaul men's soccer team defeated Northern Illinois, 1-0, in overtime on Sunday. The Huskies entered the match leading the all-time series, 13-0-2. Luke Rojo ended the streak with a golden goal in the 98th minute.
After the Demons and Huskies battled to a scoreless tie through two periods, Tim Blake found Rojo on the left side. Rojo took the pass and headed it past Northern Illinois keeper Risah Pala for the game-winner at 97:43.
In the match, DePaul tallied 26 shots while Northern Illinois got off 21. DePaul keeper Mike Timlin earned the first shutout of his collegiate career while making seven saves.
The Blue Demons open Conference USA action next weekend as they travel to East Carolina and Charlotte. The squad plays at East Carolina on Friday and then travel to Charlotte for a Sunday afternoon match.