Incarnate Word tops Midwestern St.
Roundup: Northern Kentucky extends winning streak to 15
SAN ANTONIO -- Incarnate Word held on to knock off No. 3 Midwestern State 1-0 on Friday. Max Gunderson scored the only goal on a shot in the upper corner in the 30th minute as the Cardinals pull off the upset.
On Gunderson’s goal, he cut through traffic just after receiving a crossing pass from Jesus Cortez. It was just the second goal allowed by the Mustangs all season.
On the other side of the field, senior goalkeeper Chris Fidler made seven saves -- including two in quick succession on the goalline late in the second half -- for his second shutout win of the year. Doing their best to help Fidler was the Cardinal defense, who found themselves running down and stepping in front of numerous counter-attacks from the Mustangs as the visitors pressed and pressed to get an equalizer in the second half.
No. 1 Northern Kentucky 3, William Jewell 0
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Mason Cassady, Tommy Barrick and Nicholas Chiarot all scored goals as top-ranked Northern Kentucky cruised to a 3-0 win against William Jewell on Friday night. The Norse (5-0 overall, 3-0 Great Lakes Valley Conference) finished with a 23-4 edge in shots and defeated William Jewell in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
NKU has now won 15 consecutive matches, a streak that began on Oct. 24, 2010, when the Norse posted a 7-1 victory at Maryville. NKU has not lost since Oct. 22, 2010, when Missouri-St. Louis pulled out a 2-1 victory against the Norse in St. Louis.
Cassady gave NKU a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute by sending a 20-yard shot past William Jewell goalie Justin Schmidt into the back of the net. Brodie Steigerwald was credited with the assist on Cassady's first marker of the season.
ST. LEO, Fla. -- Rollins kept its undefeated season alive with an important conference victory against Saint Leo 2-1 in double-overtime on Friday. With the victory the Tars move to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in Sunshine State Conference play, while Saint Leo falls to 4-1 and 0-1 in the conference.
Rollins tallied its first goal in the 22nd minute off a header from Matt Bauchle. Sean Maleknia directed a perfect ball into the box, allowing Bauchle deliver a hard strike to the back of the net. The Lions would not be discouraged as they came right back in the 23rd minute with a series of passes that broke the attack open and allowed Aaron Gendreau to slot the ball past the outstretched arms of Keneil Baker.
In the second overtime period, Rollins scored on its first shot. The Tars scored off set pieces as Bauchle collected his second goal of the game. Ricardo King sent in a ball that found the streaking Bauchle into the box, sending the ball past the keeper.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.