completes his hat trick by converting a penalty kick in the
second half of Sunday's 9-0 trouncing of Charleston (W.Va.).
The sophomore has claimed the game-winning markers in each
of NKU's first two contests of the season, and he leads the
team with four goals.
Anderson, NKU Sports Information
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WILDER, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University men's soccer team
closed out the weekend emphatically with a 9-0 victory over Charleston
(W. Va.) on Sunday afternoon.
recorded a hat trick for the fifth-ranked Norse (2-0), scoring the
first two goals of the game less than three minutes apart. The first
came in the 22nd minute off a loose ball in the box, while his second
came off a direct free kick in the 25th minute.
Beattie completed the hat trick in
the 59th minute, converting a penalty kick to notch his team-leading
fourth marker of the season.
The new blood for the Norse got in
the action as well, as freshman Anthony Meyer notched his first
goal of the season off a Kevin Donnelly corner kick in the 38th
minute. Zach Roesch's penalty kick in the 41st minute was the first
of his two goals on the day, with the second coming in the closing
minutes of the match.
Donnelly touched the twine himself in the
42nd minute, following shortly by Tommy Barrack, with assists to
Donnelly and Meyer.
Sophomore transfer Stephen O'Brien got in the
mix as well, getting a shot past Charleston (0-2) goalkeeper Robert
Spain in the 48th minute.
The Norse dominated throughout, outshooting
the Golden Eagles by a 29-6 margin. All three NKU goalkeepers saw
action in the contest, with sophomore Michael Lavric making two
saves in the victory.
The nine-goal offensive
output is the most ever scored by the Norse at Town & Country,
and is the most by an NKU team since Sept. 29, 1996, when the
Norse defeated Indianapolis,
The Norse move on to face 2007 NCAA Division II Tournament participant
Carson-Newman on Friday in a key non-conference test. Kickoff is
scheduled for 7:30 p.m.