Men’s soccer draws in Detroit, 1-1


Kody Kahle

NKU midfielder Alwin Komolong heads the ball at the goal during NKU’s tie against IPFW. NKU tied IPFW 1-1 in double overtime on Sept. 14, 2014 at NKU Soccer Stadium.

DETROIT, Mich. — In its second Horizon League game in school history Saturday, the men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against Detroit.

Detroit (3-2-4 overall, 0-0-2 in Horizon League) outshot Northern Kentucky (4-3-1, 1-0-1) 28-6 overall, including 11-3 in shots on goal. AJ Fleak made 10 saves to help the Norse earn the draw.

NKU got on the board first in the 34th minute. Johannes Jansen took advantage of a misplayed ball by Detroit keeper Nathan Steinwascher. Jansen scored to make it 1-0 NKU.

The Norse would keep the lead until the 72nd minute. Fleak stopped an initial shot by Jacob Prud’Homme, but Jonathan Bohlman was there for the rebound and the equalizer.

Detroit had more dangerous opportunities, earning 16 corner kicks to just one for the Norse. The two teams played two 10-minute overtime periods without scoring, and the game ended in a draw.

Jansen had five of NKU’s six shots, including two on goal. Alwin Komolong had the other NKU shot on goal.

Northern Kentucky will return home 7 p.m. Wednesday for the Horizon League home opener against Belmont. The game will be televised by ESPN3.