Western Illinois women's soccer was defeated by Youngstown State 3-0 on Tuesday (Aug. 12) in the first of two exhibitions for the Leathernecks this year.
The Leathernecks fell behind 1-0 on a defensive miscue, allowing the Penguins to take the lead.
Youngstown State then scored on a corner and from the penalty spot to secure the 3-0 scoreline.
Fort Wayne 1, Northern Illinois 1
|Fort Wayne's Sam Pavlika|
A slow start plagued the Mastodons and the Huskies took advantage early, scoring three minutes into the game on a long goal by Northern Illinois' Sara Spaulding that sailed just over the head of IPFW goalkeeper, junior Sam Pavlika, into the back corner of the net.
The home team recovered quickly, however, as they intensified the attack in the midfield and won a majority of the possession battles for the remainder of the first half. IPFW's best chance of the opening period came with 14 minutes left as junior forward Rachel Good skimmed a shot just over the top crossbar from outside the left corner of the 18-yard box.