The Northern Kentucky men’s soccer team lost, 3-0, to Dayton on Tuesday night at Baujan Sports Field.

 “We simply weren’t good enough tonight and were duly punished by a clinical Dayton team,” said head coach Stu Riddle. “Not a lot is falling for us right now, but we need to be positive and look to bounce back in conference play this weekend.”

BETWEEN THE POSTS

  • Danny Bermingham made 4 saves, faced 19 shots and allowed all three of Dayton’s goals.
  • Josiah Pokopac made his first appearance of the season, logging time in the final minute of the match.

MATCH SUMMARY

  • Dayton started the match off with a solid attack, taking a shot as early as the five-minute mark.  
  • The Flyers scored their first goal of the evening in the 8th minute after Xavier Zengue made a far cross from the near-side of the field to Jonas Fjeldberg, who took a shot feet away from the goalkeeper.
  • Although Dayton controlling possession was the trend for the first half, the Norse appeared to gain some steam in the 36th minute, finding three corner-kick opportunities.
  • After finishing the first half with an uncharacteristic two shots, the Norse did find some more chances in the second, but not much changed in their favor.
  • Dayton pushed its lead to 2-0 in the 68th minute with a goal from Wariebi Jituboh. Jacob Degler had the assist.
  • Following a foul from Gianni Bouzoukis in the 71st minute, the Flyers received a penalty kick. Daniel Dos Santos took the shot, converting it into a goal for a 3-0 Flyers lead.
  • After some substitutions, the Norse did find some shot opportunities past the 80-minute mark as Brodie Sallows took a pair before game’s end.
  • Bermingham was given a red card in the 90th minute.

NORSE NOTES

  • This was Bermingham’s first start as a Norse since transferring from Iowa Western Community College this past offseason.
  • This is only the second time the Norse have been shut out this season.

UP NEXT

  • The Norse make another trip up to Dayton, Ohio, for a matchup with Horizon League foe Wright State on Saturday. The match will start at 7:00 p.m. and be streamed on ESPN3.

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