---Beattie's golden goal
in the 105th minute kept NKU's overtime unbeaten streak alive at eight games
(5-0-3), with the Norse winning their last three sudden death games.
Anderson, NKU Sports Information
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The Northern Kentucky University men’s
soccer team finished a night of success for Norse athletics with
a 2-1 double-overtime victory over West Virginia Wesleyan on Friday
NKU’s women’s soccer team and volleyball squad each
won their respective matches on Friday night as well, and by equally
The NKU men (1-0), ranked No. 5 in the preseason NCAA Division
II national poll, played scoreless soccer against WVWC (0-1) until
the 85th minute, when Wesleyan’s Anthony Peters scored on
a corner kick play, one of six allowed by the Norse on the night,
to take a 1-0 advantage.
The Norse wasted no time tying the game, as just about a minute
later Tony Ray fired a shot that Bobcat goalkeeper George Rowley
turned away, but Braden Bishop was right there to clean up the
rebound and even the score.
NKU got the winner in the 105th minute when Ray, looking up field
once again, set up Steven Beattie’s knuckling blast from
30 yards that found the net in the top right corner.
Sophomore goalkeeper Michael Lavric made three saves in the victory.
With two assists, Ray vaulted to seventh all-time at NKU with a
career total of 19.
The Norse open their home schedule against Charleston (W. Va.)
at noon Sunday in Wilder, Ky.