---Steven Beattie scored
his ninth goal of the season off an Anthony Meyer throw-in to give the Norse
a 3-1 victory over Missouri S&T.
Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
Score | Photo Gallery
WILDER, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University men’s
soccer team overcame a hard-luck goal late in the first half to
post a 3-1 victory over Missouri S&T in Great Lakes Valley
Conference action on Sunday.
Mike Jonca got the scoring started
for the Norse (7-0, 3-0 GLVC) after a foul just outside the 18-yard-box
forced a free-kick opportunity
in the 20th minute. The junior transfer from Detroit-Mercy was
able to bend the ball around the wall and catch the top corner
of the goal for his first marker of the season.
Bad luck struck
for the Norse just four minutes later when Nick Mentesana sent
a cross into the box for the Miners (3-4-1, 2-1-1
GLVC), but as NKU goalkeeper Michael Lavric leapt to snare the
ball, it took a strange bounce into the goal for Mentesana’s
first of the year.
Steven Beattie regained
the lead for good for NKU in the 60th minute, as a strong throw-in
by Anthony Meyer fell
right to Beattie’s
strong right foot for a blast from 15 yards. The goal was Beattie’s
ninth of the season to keep him among the nation’s top goal
The freshmen got in
the mix late in the game when Alex Oeswein netted his first of
the season after a clean cross by Zach
Oeswein’s shot came from the left side across the goal to
beat S&T’s Pat McNamee for the insurance marker.
made three saves in the win for Northern Kentucky, while McNamee
had eight stops in the Miners’ net.
Northern Kentucky extends
its regular-season winning streak to 29 games with the victory.
Sunday’s game marks the first
time the Norse have given up goals in consecutive games since Aug.
31 and Sept. 2, 2007, when Findlay (4-1) and Tiffin (2-1) each
notched goals in NKU wins.
The Norse hit the road next weekend to
face Drury and Rockhurst.