Causevic converts a penalty kick
- Braden Bishop scored a pair of goals in his first collegiate game
Friday night to lead Northern Kentucky University to a 4-0 win over
Salem International in the fourth annual John Toebben Classic.
began the NKU scoring by converting a penalty kick in the 11th minute
after the Norse’s Tony Ray was pulled down inside the box
by Salem International goalie Rob Searcy. Causevic, a transfer from
Cincinnati State making his NKU debut, drilled the kick into the
appeared ready to tie the score at 1-all after a foul was called
against NKU in the box later in the first half, but Tom McLaughlin's
penalty kick sailed high and wide.
Bishop, a freshman
from Centerville, Ohio, made it 2-0 by finding the back of the net
from 25 yards out off a breakaway at the 33:15 mark. NKU took the
2-0 lead to the break after outshooting Salem International 9-4
in the first half.
2-0 until the 84th minute, when Dan Impellizzeri drilled a 20-yard
shot past Searcy into the back of the net. Bishop capped the scoring
with less than a minute remaining by lobbing a shot into the left
corner of the net off an assist from Impellizzeri.
NKU junior goalie
Andy Ortman recorded the shutout and had three saves. The Norse
finished with an 18-10 advantage in shot attempts and a 6-2 edge
in corner kicks.
NKU will meet
West Virginia Wesleyan - which dropped a 3-0 decision to Lincoln
Memorial in the other game Friday - at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the finale
of the John Toebben Classic.
GAME CANCELED: The 1 p.m. Sunday game scheduled between
Lincoln Memorial and Salem International in the John Toebben Classic
has been canceled.