HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky men's soccer team recorded its third-consecutive shutout in a 1-0 win over Dayton on Wednesday night. Harvey Moyes scored the lone goal of the match in the 17th minute.
"It was another very mature performance from our young group tonight," said NKU head coach Stu Riddle. "Dayton was a very good opponent who caused us a few problems, but we continue to put bodies on the line and defend like our lives depend on it to grind out positive results."
NKU SCORING SUMMARY
Moyes gave the Norse the lead in the 17th minute. Tom Suchecki fired a shot from the right side, which was saved by Dayton goalkeeper Federico Barrios. The ball bounced right to Moyes, and he tapped it in from close range to give NKU the 1-0 advantage.
BETWEEN THE POSTS
Jim Barkei recorded three saves on the night, and his record moves to 4-1-1.
FIRST HALF SUMMARY
Suchecki had the first shot of the night for either team, but his header went high in the third minute.
In the 13th minute, Suchecki fired a shot from the right side, but Dayton's Barrios made a nice save. The ball bounced to Alex Greive, who also took a shot. However, Barrios was once again able to make the save.
Moyes' goal in the 17th minute allowed NKU to take a 1-0 lead.
The Flyers played a number of dangerous crosses in the first half. Ivan Arnold got a head on a ball in the 35th minute, but his attempt went to the left.
Moyes had an opportunity to score his second goal of the match in the 39th minute, but his shot was waved off because of a hand ball.
Dayton played another dangerous cross in the 43rd minute. Aidan Bean got a foot on the pass, but the ball was blocked and cleared by the NKU defense.
SECOND HALF SUMMARY
Dayton became the aggressor in the second half, but the NKU defense was able to withstand the pressure. The Flyers' David Lianes put his header attempt on frame in the 50th minute, but Barkei was able to make the save.
Moments later, Rikard Lindqvist had a powerful shot on goal for the Norse, but Barrios knocked the ball out for a corner kick. This was the only shot on frame for NKU in the second half.
In the 60th minute, Dayton's Ben Leba fired a shot from distance. However, Barkei was able to prevent Leba from scoring by deflecting the ball out of bounds.
Rok Taneski nearly scored the equalizer in the 89th minute. He beat the NKU defense by dribbling down the left side, but his shot went just to the right of the goal, which resulted in a goal kick.
The Flyers' final attempt of the match came with less than a minute to play. Alvaro Navarro was near the goal when he secured a pass, but his shot was blocked and cleared by the NKU defense.
Dayton had 13 shots in the match, compared to 12 for the Norse.
The Flyers had just three shots in the first half but recorded 10 in the second period.
NKU is now 3-0-1 in the past four games.