- The Northern Kentucky University men's soccer team closed out
the regular season Wednesday night with a convincing 2-1 victory
over Findlay in non-conference play.
started early for NKU when Seth Eckerlin tallied his second of the
year off a perfectly placed corner kick from Chris Thompson in the
second minute. Eckerlin leaped over the crowd to beat the defender
and rocketed the header into the twine.
added to the lead in the 57th minute when he got a hold of a loose
ball in the penalty area and knocked home his eighth of the year
to lead the Norse. The lead would hold, despite a Ronnie Platten
goal in the 73rd on a loose ball in the 18-yard box.
The Norse (13-2-2)
were strong on both sides of the ball, outshooting the Oilers 20-7
in the contest. Andy Ortman recorded the win in goal for NKU and
had one save. Conrad Davenport took the loss for Findlay while making
The Norse return
to action Sunday afternoon when they host the University of Indianapolis
in the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament.
Kickoff is scheduled for noon at the Town & Country Sports Complex.