The Northwood University men's soccer team defeated Marygrove 4-1 in the 2014 home opener Tuesday afternoon (September 9).
The Timberwolves are now 2-0 on the season, while the Mustangs fall to 0-2.
NU scored early and often, as junior Gino Pasquali (Shelby Twp., Mich. / Eisenhower) put the Timberwolves on the board in the sixth minute. Pasquali beat the keeper from right-center across the net, on a feed from Adam Thomas (High Wycombe, England / John Hampden). Junior, Keaton Levock (Clinton Twp., Mich. / Niagara) scored his first goal of the match (22:44) after dribbling through three defenders and the keeper, before shooting within the six-yard box. Levock quickly netted his second goal at 29:23 on a deflection from a corner kick. With an 8-5 advantage in shots, NU took a 3-0 lead into halftime.
Marygrove got on the board at 60:17 as Abdoulie Jallow beat the NU keeper on the dribble. Levock responded on a shot from the left side off a through-ball from Bryan Lawson (Troy, Mich. / Athens) to put the Timberwolves on top 4-0.
For the match, NU held the advantage in shots (16-7) and corner kicks (5-2). Northwood was also the more aggressive team, with 19 fouls to 14 Mustang infractions. Levock made the home opener notable, scoring a hat trick on four shots. Thomas added three shots and an assist, while Lawson finished with an assist and two shots.
Northwood will travel to Saginaw Valley on Friday (September 12). Match time is set for 3:30 p.m. CLICK HERE for the complete 2014 Men's Soccer promotional calendar.