---Steven Beattie's header
with 8.1 seconds remaining in double overtime propelled the Norse to victory
Friday night. The sophomore now has five goals on the season, including all
three game-winning markers.
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- Steven Beattie’s goal with 8.1 seconds remaining
in the second overtime Friday night gave the Northern Kentucky
University men’s soccer team a 1-0 win over Carson-Newman
at the Town & Country Sports Complex.
Beattie, a sophomore forward
from Skerries, Ireland, headed in a shot from eight-yards off a
perfectly-placed throw-in from Tony
Ray for his fifth goal of the season. Ray, a senior defender from
Louisville, Ky., lofted the throw-in from the right sideline into
the box, where Beattie received the pass and notched his third
game-winning goal of the season.
Goalkeeper Michael Lavric recorded
the shutout and had four saves for NKU (3-0), which is ranked No.
3 nationally in the NCAA Division
II poll. The Norse have won four straight overtime games and are
7-0-3 in their last 10 overtime contests.
A week ago, NKU opened
its season on the road by pulling out a 2-1 double-overtime victory
against West Virginia Wesleyan. Beattie
ended that contest with a goal in the 105th minute off an assist
Two days later, Beattie poured in three goals to lead
NKU to a 9-0 win over Charleston (W.Va.). He was named Great Lakes
Conference Player of the Week for his efforts this past Tuesday.
controlled play much of the evening (a 25-15 advantage in shots,
and an 8-5 edge in corner kicks) against Carson-Newman (1-1), but
the Norse could not finish with a score. Eagle goalkeeper Jordan
Moore made seven saves and kept NKU off the board until Beattie’s
shot off the Ray throw-in.
to action Sunday night when Findlay visits the Town & Country
Sports Complex for an 8 p.m. contest. The Norse begin GLVC play
next weekend with a two-game road trip that begins Friday at Wisconsin-Parkside.
days later, NKU visits defending GLVC Tournament champion Lewis
at Romeoville, Ill.