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Men's Soccer Opens Season With 3-0 Road Win At Alderson Broaddus

Josh Wates

OVERVIEW – ALDERSON BROADDUS

SCORE: Northwood Timberwolves 3, Alderson Broaddus Battlers 0
RECORDS: Northwood 1-0, Alderson Broaddus 0-1

LOCATION: Phillipi, W.V. – Multi-Sport Performance Stadium

RECAP: Northwood opened the 2018 season with a 3-0 win at Alderson Broaddus Thursday afternoon (August 30).

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Northwood broke open a scoreless game in the 25th minute. Josh Wates netted the Timberwolves' first goal of the season off an assist from Lucas Neves to give NU a 1-0 lead.
  • That remained the score the remainder of the opening half. Northwood finished the first half with a 5-3 edge in shots and a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.
  • The Timberwolves extended the lead at the 55:48 mark on a goal by Lirim Shefkiu to put Northwood on top 2-0.
  • Nino Evola then put the game away in the 69th minute. His goal on a pass from Austin Hobbs at 68:24 made the score 3-0.

GAME STATS

  • Shots: Northwood 14, Alderson Broaddus 5
  • Saves: Northwood 2 (Corbin Cecchini), Alderson Broaddus 6 (Rafael Martins)
  • Corner Kicks: Northwood 3, Alderson Broaddus 4

TOP NU PERFORMERS

  • Wates/Shefkiu/Evola: Goal
  • Neves/Hobbs: Assist

NORTHWOOD NOTES

  • The win comes in the coaching debut for Stevie Shard – he took over the program earlier this year.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Missouri S&T Sunday afternoon (September 2). Game time is set for 2 p.m.