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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.