With March upon us every basketball coach in America is looking for great defensive performances from their teams, after all, "defense wins championships."Great defense is exactly what NIU women's basketball Head Coach Carol Hammerle got from her Huskies Saturday afternoon in a 56-41 win over the UB Bulls in the first round of the MAC Tournament.
While power was restored to almost all of the 100,000 Western New York homes by 8 p.m. Saturday night, that is exactly the time when someone pulled the plug at Alumni Arena.
Game 1UB traveled to Huntington, W.V. Friday to try to add another first place chapter to its MAC standing story.Marshall's resilient defensive attack gave the tale a different turn, however.The Thundering Herd was lightning quick against the Bulls, outshooting them 37-7 to tally a 1-0 overtime win.UB's lone goal hope came from Erin McGarry, who scored with 36 seconds left in the game.
Game 1Pfeffer's game winner sparks Bulls victoryCo-captain Elizabeth Pfeffer scored the game-winning goal unassisted with 4:32 left to propel the Bulls to a 2-1 victory over the Northern Illinois Huskies.Pfeffer, with superior footwork, dribbled down the field pass several Huskie players and shot the uncontested shot to the far right post.
If you passed Emily Cox in a Knox hallway, you'd never guess she's a great goalkeeper. Her slender frame and pretty face would fool you at first glance, but if you ever come to RAC Field you'll see a fierce competitor.She currently has 61 saves for the Bulls, including a career-high 18 saves earlier this season against Boston University.