goalie Justin Roberts (0) stops a shot by NKU’s Braden
Bishop (right) during the first half Sunday. Bishop, however,
tallied a second-half goal that proved to be the difference
in a 2-1 NKU win.
- Steven Beattie and Braden Bishop each scored goals Sunday afternoon
as the Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team posted
a 2-1 win over Indianapolis at the Town & Country Sports Complex.
its four seniors - Eric Ashworth, Jim Delaney Dustin Downey and
Tony Ray - and their families prior to the game. Those four players
have helped the Norse emerge as one of the nation’s top programs
during their careers, and they capped the regular season on Sunday
with a win.
NKU a 1-0 lead at the 26:52 mark by converting a penalty kick after
he was fouled in the box. It was the 17th goal of the season for
Beattie, a sophomore striker from Skerries, Ireland.
The Norse extended
their lead to 2-0 at the 59:37 mark when Bishop netted his sixth
goal of the season off an assist from Kevin Donnelly. Micah Uemura
countered with a goal for Indianapolis at the 65:19 mark, but NKU’s
defense toughened and pulled out the victory.
to 13-1-2 overall, 9-1-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The
Norse, ranked 11th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, will
play host to Missouri S&T next Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the first
round of the GLVC Tournament at the Town & Country Sports Complex.
the No. 1 seed in the eight-team GLVC Tournament, followed by second-seeded
Lewis and third-seeded NKU. The GLVC Tournament semifinals and championship
will be played at the site of the highest remaining seed Nov. 7-9.
NKU and Lewis
each finished with 9-1-1 GLVC records, but the Flyers earned the
No. 2 seed due to their win against fourth-seeded Drury.