Beattie (on the ground) chips his winning shot over Missouri
S&T goalie Pat McNamee (1) to give NKU a 1-0 victory in
the GLVC Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
- Steven Beattie’s goal with 3:45 remaining in regulation
lifted the Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team
to a 1-0 victory against Missouri S&T in the first round of
the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament on Sunday.
With the game
scoreless and time running out, Beattie took a pass on the left
side and dribbled inside the box. He then chipped a shot over Missouri
S&T goalie Pat McNamee, who came out of the net to challenge
The ball found
the back of the net in the right corner, giving NKU a 1-0 lead.
Alex Allison and Braden Bishop were credited with assists on the
goal, which was the 18th of the season for Beattie.
Beattie, a sophomore
striker from Skerries, Ireland, was named GLVC Offensive Player
of the Year earlier in the week.
NKU, which is
ranked No. 9 nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, improved to
14-1-2 overall. The third-seeded Norse controlled the field most
of the game and finished with a 15-4 advantage in shot attempts.
NKU goalie Michael
Lavric recorded the shutout and stopped one shot.
NKU will meet
seventh-seeded Bellarmine - which ousted No. 2 seed Lewis in a penalty-kick
shootout on Sunday - in the GLVC Tournament semifinals on Friday
at Kansas City, Mo. In the other semifinal, Drury will meet top-seeded
Rockhurst. The GLVC Tournament championship game will be played