HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Northern Kentucky outlasted visiting Rockhurst in physical 1-0 game Sunday.
The defending NCAA Division II national champion Norse received their rings commemorating the 2010 title prior to the contest, and then Rockhurst gave NKU a gift five minutes into the contest.
Anthony Meyer hurled a throw-in from the right sideline over the outstretched hand of Rockhurst keeper Ryan Bass to the front of the goal, where Hawk defender George Skevington headed the ball into the net attempting a clearance. The own goal gave NKU a 1-0 lead, and the defense made the score stand as the Norse improved to 6-0 overall, 4-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
This was the second consecutive week the Norse’ winning goal came courtesy of the other team. Last week, Southern Indiana broke a 2-2 tie by giving up an own goal.
No. 3 Midwestern State 2, St. Edward’s 0
AUSTIN, Texas — VcMor Eligwe tallied two second-half goals to lift No. 3 Midwestern State at Lewis-Chen Field.
Eligwe, who paced the Mustangs with 10 goals last season, staked the Mustangs to a 1-0 lead in the 75th minute off of a David Freeland assist. Eligwe then put the game away with a breakaway tally in the 86th minute.
All of the scoring came after St. Edward’s senior defender Bryan Booth booked an ejection for going through MSU senior midfielder Dean Lovegrove in the 63rd minute.
Midwestern State outshot the Hilltoppers (3-2) by a 16-10 margin including a 6-2 edge in shots on goal.