Steve Beattie prepares to score his second goal of the game
Sunday as Southern Indiana keeper Andrew Haley attempts to
defend the shot. Beattie led NKU to a 5-1 victory.
- Steven Beattie scored a pair of goals to lead the Northern Kentucky
University men’s soccer team to a 5-1 victory against Southern
Indiana at the Town & Country on Sunday.
Beattie, a sophomore
forward from Skerries, Ireland, started the NKU scoring just four
minutes into the game by netting a goal that was assisted by both
Braden Bishop and Alex Allison. Eric Ashworth gave the Norse a 2-0
advantage six minutes later by scoring his third goal of the season
off an assist from Mike Jonca.
A penalty kick
by Jonca upped NKU’s lead to 3-0 at the 25:25 mark, and the
Norse capped their first-half scoring in the 41st minute when Zach
Roesch blasted a 32-yard shot past Southern Indiana goalie Andrew
off the NKU scoring at the 68:06 mark by chasing down a lead pass
from Tony Ray and netting his Great Lakes Valley Conference-leading
14th goal of the season.
to 10-1-1 overall, 6-1-1 in the GLVC. The Norse, who are ranked
11th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, finished with a 19-11
edge in shots.
dropped to 5-8 overall, 2-6 in the GLVC.
NKU faces a
major test Tuesday at 7 p.m. with a road game at Ashland. The Eagles
are the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region poll,
while NKU is No. 3.
NKU then hits
the road for a GLVC contest at Kentucky Wesleyan on Friday. The
Norse conclude the trip Sunday with a game at Bellarmine. NKU returns
home Oct. 26 to meet Indianapolis on Senior Day at the Town &
Country Sports Complex.