Men’s soccer splits pair in Mayor’s Cup


Kody Kahle

NKU forward Diego Martinez scores the lone goal in the double overtime game. NKU defeated Stetson 1-0 in double overtime at NKU Soccer Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

ONEONTA, N.Y. — Bucknell scored in the 105th minute Sunday to defeat the Northern Kentucky men’s soccer team 1-0 at the Hartwick College Mayor’s Cup.

Bucknell got the winner when Jesse Klug scored off of a nodded ball by teammate Justin Galiani. Connor Willings picked up an assist as well.

The Bison (2-1-1) outshot NKU (2-2-0) 25-11 for the game, including 9-7 in shots on goal. Norse goalkeeper AJ Fleak made three saves in the first half and two more in the second half to keep the game scoreless headed into overtime.

In the first ten minute overtime, Fleak made two more saves, including a diving stop in the 99th minute.

Four minutes into the second overtime period, Bucknell got the winner.

Diego Martinez and Kobie Qualah led the Norse in shots with three each, including two each on goal.

Friday evening, NKU won its second straight match by defeating Saint Francis 2-0.

Calvin Murphy broke the scoreless tie with a goal in the 59th minute. Ronald Moss and Diego Martinez each had assists.

Moss would get a goal of his own in the 86th, scoring off of a cross by Dylan Carss.

Fleak made four saves to pick up the shutout, the 12th of his career.

NKU returns to action 1 p.m. Sunday at IPFW in Fort Wayne, Indiana.