WILDER, Ky. - David
Lies, Dan Impellizzeri and Kyle Roberts each scored goals in the
second half Saturday night as the Northern Kentucky University men’s
soccer team posted a 3-0 win over Saginaw Valley State at the Town
& Country Sports Complex.
Lies snapped a scoreless
tie at the 68:11 mark when he converted a rebound shot past goalie
Eric Carnes. Roberts had sent a corner kick into the box, and Lies’
first attempt was blocked by a Saginaw Valley State defender.
Lies followed the loose
ball and nudged a shot that hit the crossbar and bounced into the
net for a 1-0 NKU lead.
The Norse sealed the
win with less than four minutes remaining when Tony Capurro sent
a cross into the box and Impellizzeri finished for a goal. Roberts
added an insurance goal with two minutes left by converting a penalty
Goalie Michael Braun
recorded the shutout for NKU (2-1) and had four saves. NKU held
an 11-8 edge in shots and a 9-0 advantage in corner kicks.
A year ago, NKU and
Saginaw Valley State played to a 0-0 tie. The Cardinals dropped
to 0-3-1 with the loss on Saturday.
NKU will begin Great
Lakes Valley Conference play at 7:30 p.m. Friday when Kentucky Wesleyan
visits the Town & Country Sports Complex.