---Eric Ashworth scored
his second goal in as many games to help give the Norse a 2-0 victory.
Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
Wis. – Eric
Ashworth and Steven Beattie each netted goals to lead the
Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer
team to a 2-0 victory over Wisconsin-Parkside in Great Lakes Valley
Conference play on Friday afternoon.
1-0 GLVC) dominated play from the opening kickoff by outshooting
(3-1, 0-1 GLVC) by a 22-6 margin. The Norse,
who are ranked No. 1 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, tallied
their first goal in the closing minutes of the first half when
Stephen O’Brien started the play with a corner kick. Tony
Ray found the loose ball and passed it across to Ashworth, who
netted his second goal of the season.
insurance marker came in the 84th minute when the sophomore
took a pass from
Anthony Meyer to convert his GLVC-leading
seventh goal of the season.
Lavric faced his typical workload on the afternoon, making
save while securing his 12th
career shutout. UWP’s Greg
Fischer had seven saves on the other end.
was almost a repeat performance of last Sunday’s
contest against Findlay, when Ashworth scored the game-winning
tally while Beattie provided the insurance marker in a 2-0 win.
extended its regular-season winning streak to 27 games. NKU
is also unbeaten in its last 33 contests (32-0-1).
last regular-season loss was on Sept. 15, 2006, when Missouri-Rolla
(now Missouri S&T) defeated NKU, 2-1.
NKU has a GLVC showdown
against No. 11 Lewis in a Sunday matinee at Romeoville, Ill.
The two teams traded 1-0 victories during the
2007 season, with the Flyers claiming the GLVC Tournament championship
in their win.