goalie Daryl Lotz avoids a collision with NKU’s Steven
Beattie after making a save during the first half Sunday night.
Pictured below is NKU’s Eric Ashworth preparing to score
the first goal of the contest. The Norse prevailed by a 2-0
SCORE / PHOTO GALLERY
- When the NCAA Division II national poll is released Tuesday, look
for the Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team to
be ranked No. 1 in the nation.
twice this weekend, including Sunday night’s 2-0 victory against
Findlay, No. 3 NKU appears to be vaulting to the top of the poll.
That’s because nation’s top two squads suffered setbacks
Lincoln Memorial played a 2-2 tie against Bellarmine, while No.
2 Midwestern (Texas) State lost to Colorado Mines, 2-1. A year ago,
NKU spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in the national poll.
The Norse were perfect in the regular season (18-0) last fall and
finished with a 22-2 record.
The Norse (4-0)
dominated the Town & Country Sports Complex field against Findlay
(1-2) on Sunday night and received goals from Eric Ashworth and
Steven Beattie to extend their regular-season winning streak to
26 games. NKU is also unbeaten in its last 32 contests (31-0-1).
last regular-season loss was on Sept. 15, 2006, when Missouri-Rolla
(now Missouri S&T) defeated NKU, 2-1.
with a 35-4 edge in shots Sunday night and a 7-1 advantage in corner
kicks. Norse goalie Michael Lavric recorded one save and the shutout,
while the NKU defense controlled the field throughout the game.
and Tony Ray assisted Ashworth’s first-half goal, while Alex
Oswein picked up the helper on Beattie’s sixth goal of the
season in the second half.
NKU hits the
road for a pair of games next weekend, beginning with a Friday contest
at Wisconsin-Parkside. The Norse also meet No. 11 Lewis next Sunday
at Romeoville, Ill.
game is a rematch of last season’s Great Lakes Valley Conference
Tournament championship, which the Flyers won, 1-0. The Norse defeated
the Flyers in the regular season last fall, 1-0, at Wilder, Ky.