Oct. 13, 2013
|| Northwestern 0, SIUE 0 (2OT)
Lakeside Field Evanston, Ill. Attendance: 995
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EVANSTON, Ill.-Despite not recording a shot on goal and being outshot 12-6, the No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats were able to play SIUE to a 0-0 tie in double overtime Saturday night at Lakeside Field.
"SIUE played very well and they gave us problems with their pressure. We just didn't have it," head coach Tim Lenahan said. "The positives are that we got a second shut out in a row after giving up three goals a game for two games. This is the first game since DePaul, an overtime game, where we got a result out of the game. So those are the positives, but we have to play better soccer."
Junior goalkeeper Tyler Miller made five saves for the Wildcats (8-3-1) and senior Lepe Seetane led the team with three shots.
The shutout marked junior goalkeeper Tyler Miller's 27th career shutout. The 27 shutouts rank second in school history, behind Misha Rosenthal, who recorded 29 shutouts from 2005-09.
Miller's 8 shutouts this season is the fourth most in a single season in Northwestern history. Miller now ranks in in three of the school's top four in the list with 10 shutouts in 2012 and nine in 2011. Rosenthal holds the single-season school record with 13 in 2008.
In the final minute of regulation, SIUE attempted three corner kicks, but the `Cats were about to keep the Cougars out of the net to force overtime.
On Tuesday, NU travels to South Bend, Ind. to play No. 2 Notre Dame.
"We got a big game on Tuesday, probably the best team in the country I've seen so far, against Notre Dame," Lenahan said.
Saturday's game marked the second time in seven days NU had played a double overtime match.
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