---Michael Lavric stopped
a career-high eight shots to help the Norse preserve a 3-1 victory over Bellarmine.
Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
Ky. – Steven Beattie scored two goals Sunday
afternoon to lead the Northern Kentucky University men’s
soccer team to its 300th all-time victory, a 3-1 win at Bellarmine.
Bishop added a goal and an assist as NKU improved to 12-1-2 overall,
8-1-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The 13th-ranked
Norse built a 2-0 halftime lead on goals by Bishop and Beattie.
cut the NKU lead to 2-1 with a goal in the 56th minute, but Beattie
sealed the victory in the 82nd minute by finding the
net off a pass from Bishop. Beattie, a sophomore striker from Skerries,
Ireland, now has a GLVC-leading 16 goals this season.
goalie Michael Lavric recorded eight saves and the win for the
Norse, who clinched a first-round home game in the upcoming
GLVC Tournament on Nov. 2.
NKU is now
300-232-38 in 28 seasons of competition in men’s
soccer. Norse head coach John Basalyga has won 77 of those contests
since taking over in 2003.
NKU plays its
regular-season home finale next Sunday at 2:30 p.m. when Indianapolis
the Town & Country
Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky. The Norse will then host a first-round
game Nov. 2.
1: It took four games for Northern Kentucky to notch its first-ever
victory, a 2-1 decision over Kentucky Christian in the 1980 season.
It remains the only time the Norse and Knights have met in men's
soccer. The Norse tied Union (Ky.), 5-5, and dropped decisions
to Bellarmine and Marshall prior to the win.
50: West Virginia
Wesleyan was the victim in NKU's 50th victory as the Norse won
a 4-0 game at home on Sept. 7, 1985. The win avenged a 7-0 loss
in the first ever meeting between the teams in 1984. After a 2-1,
double-overtime victory this season, the Norse finally drew the
all-time series against the Bobcats level at 5-5.
75: A 4-0
victory over Bellarmine on Nov. 8, 1987, gave NKU its first GLVC
championship, just three seasons after beginning league competition.
100: John Toebben brought NKU to the century mark in the win
column in 1991 with a 3-1 overtime victory over then-GLVC opponent
Indiana-Purdue at Ft. Wayne, the second of five overtime games
all-time between the teams. NKU is 13-2-2 all-time against IPFW,
including a 3-0-2 mark when going extra time.
120: NKU's 8-1
victory over now-defunct Sue Bennett on Sept. 9, 1993, put the
Norse at an all-time record of 120-120-14. Since that day the Norse
have not dipped below .500 all-time. After today's victory,
the Norse are 68 games above 500. The Norse would have
to lose every game for the next four seasons to fall back to a
200: Halloween of 1999 brought the Norse a treat
in the form of a 7-0 victory over Lincoln (Mo.) to close out
the season with 200 all-time wins.
263: The Norse qualified
for the NCAA Tournament for the first time during the 2006 season,
winning their first ever regional game, 4-0, against Wisconsin-Parkside.
The Norse would make history once again two days later, defeating
Southern Illinois at Edwardsville in overtime, 3-2, to capture
the Great Lakes Region title.
300: NKU locked up a berth in
the GLVC Tournament with a 3-1 victory over Bellarmine on Oct.
19, 2008. While it took NKU 113 games to get from 200 wins to 250,
it only took 61 to push the Norse to 300.