| David Lies
WILDER, Ky. - David
Lies scored his fifth game-winning goal of the season Wednesday
as the Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team posted
a 1-0 win over Gannon (Pa.) at the Town & Country Sports Complex.
Lies, a senior defender
and a graduate of Colerain High School, netted the only goal of
the contest at the 33:39 mark in the first half as NKU snapped a
two-game losing streak and improved to 10-6-1. Lies followed a shot
by Chris Thompson on the play and drilled the ball into the back
of the net from directly in front of the goal.
It was the sixth goal
of the season for Lies, who has netted five winning scores this
NKU goalies Keith Kelly
and Jeremy Curington combined for the shutout and four saves. Gannon
goalie Alex Scott finished with seven saves.
NKU avenged a 2-1 loss
to Gannon (8-4-3) last season at Erie, Pa. The
Norse, in fifth place in the Great Lakes Valley Conference standings
with a 6-4-1 record, will visit Saint Joseph’s (5-12 overall,
2-9 GLVC) at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
NKU will conclude the
regular season Sunday with a GLVC contest at Indianapolis.
The top four teams will
host first-round GLVC Tournament games on Oct. 30. Southern Illinois
at Edwardsville is in first place with a 9-0-1 record, followed
by Rockhurst (9-2-1), Wisconsin-Parkside (8-2-1) and Quincy (6-3-2).