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#12 Men's Soccer Opens Season With 2-0 Win Over Saint Joseph's

#12 Men's Soccer Opens Season With 2-0 Win Over Saint Joseph's

OVERVIEW

SCORE: 
#12 Northwood 2, St. Joseph's 0
RECORDS: Northwood (1-0), St. Joseph's (0-1)
LOCATION: Dean Field - Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Timberwolves' newcomers, defense come up big in Northwood's 2-0 win over St. Joseph's.

INSIDE THE GAME

  • Northwood got on the board for the first time this season around midway through the first half, with freshman Will Haines (Hereford, England/Hartpury College) burying a shot from the middle of the area.
  • Northwood then got the all-important second goal. Junior Bryan Lawson (Troy, Mich./Athens) feathered a pass inside the box to first-year player Andy Behring (Romeo, Mich./Romeo), who settled the ball down and tucked it in on the right side for his first goal of the season at 58:08.
  • St. Joseph's goaltender Adam Whybrow kept the Pumas in the contest making a few tremendous saves, including one on junior James Vaughan (Bexhill, England/St. Richards).

GAME STATS

  • SHOTS: Northwood 20, St. Joseph's 7
  • SAVES: St. Joseph's 8 (Adam Whybrow), Northwood 0 (Brendan Brown)
  • CORNER KICKS: Northwood 8, St. Joseph's 2

GAME NOTES

  • Twelve of Northwood's 17 wins were by shutout last season.
  • Twelve freshmen suited up for the Timberwolves today. Both of NU's goals came from first-year players.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Saginaw Valley on Saturday (September 11th). Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.