Northwood's Keith Lough Named GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week"

Northwood's Keith Lough Named GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week"

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Northwood University senior forward Keith Lough (Edinburgh, Scotland) earned GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week" honors after leading the Timberwolves to a pair of GLIAC road wins last week.


GLIAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week:
Keith Lough - Northwood University
Edinburgh, Scotland

Senior forward Keith Lough led Northwood to a pair of GLIAC road wins last week, being a part of three of the Timberwolves’ four goals scored.  He scored the opening goal and then assisted on the second goal in Northwood’s 2-1 win at Findlay.  Lough then scored the game-winning goal in the Timberwolves’ 2-1 comeback win over Tiffin.  Lough generated 16 shots in two games for the Timberwolves.  For the season, Lough leads Northwood with four goals and 10 points overall.

GLIAC Men’s Soccer Weekly Honor Roll:  Andrew Iden - AU, Teddy Greschel - UF, Danny Eborall - LE, Colby Catlett - OD, Jason Wise - SV.

2011 GLIAC Men’s Soccer Athletes of the Week:  (9/6) Ashton Campbell - TU; (9/13) Jeremy Ashley - TU; (9/19) Keith Lough - NU.




Ashland Eagles

The Eagles dropped three straight last week to Lake Erie, Ohio Dominican and Walsh. Senior co-captain Andrew Iden scored the Eagles’ lone goal last week at ODU that tied the game at 1-1 in the 11th minute. The Eagles dropped that game, 2-1. The Storm beat the Eagles for the first time ever, 2-0, and Walsh beat Ashland, 3-0. Junior goalkeeper Justin Nolan made 13 saves on the week. The Eagles continue their seven-game road trip next weekend in Erie, Pa. with games against Gannon and No. 5 Mercyhurst. The teams have storied histories against each other, dating to the three schools’ affiliation in the GLIAC.


Findlay Oilers

The Oilers went 0-2 last week, losing 2-1 at home to both Northwood University and Saginaw Valley State University.  Teddy Greschel and Dominic Lindeman each scored goals during the two game stretch.  Nathan Vidika added an assist on Greschel’s goal against Northwood.



Lake Erie Storm  

Lake Erie College went 1-1 on the week, as the picked up their a huge upset win at Ashland, 2-0, Wednesday, and lost to Ohio Dominican, 2-1, on Sunday.  With six points, the Storm is currently in a four-way tie on top of the GLIAC standings.  Against Ashland, Sophomore Nathan Bias tallied a pair of assists, as he found junior Jake Shelton in the 28th minute and freshman Danny Eborall in the 73rd minute.  It was the first career goal as a member of the Storm for each player.  Eborall would not take long to get goal number two as he scored Sunday in the fifth minute, which at the time put Lake Erie on top against ODU.



Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood improved to 4-0 on the season with a pair of 2-1 road victories at Findlay and Tiffin this weekend … the two games were the conference-openers for the Timberwolves … Northwood dominated the stat sheet in both games, finishing the week with a 47-18 advantage in shots … NU out-shot Findlay 16-4 and Tiffin 31-14 in the two games … in the second half alone, Northwood out-shot the Dragons 21-4 in the second half … NU has out-shot their opponents by at least nine shots in every game and holds an overall shot advantage of 79-31 … senior keeper Matt Renouf (Romsey, England) now stands with a 0.75 goals against average for the season … Northwood and Saginaw Valley State are the final two unbeaten teams in the GLIAC – the two teams will face each other Friday at SVSU.




Ohio Dominican Panthers

ODU went 2-0 in its first weekend of conference play, upsetting No. 18 Ashland, 2-1, at home on Friday and rallying to defeat Lake Erie, 2-1, in its first road game of the year on Sunday. Junior Colby Catlett (Hilliard, OH) and senior Felix Darko (Reynoldsburg, OH) provided the offensive spark for the Panthers as Catlett recorded both scores against the Eagles and Darko, not to be outdone, notched both goals in the win over the Storm. With his team leading second and third goals of the season, Catlett allowed ODU to avenge the 2010 GLIAC Championship with it’s second-ever win over the Eagles in program history. Darko, with his first goals of the year on Sunday, moved into sixth on the ODU all-time career points list with 53 and is one goal shy of moving into sixth on the career goals chart with 21 scores. For the weekend, the Panthers finished with a combined 39-18 shots advantage, including 12-5 on shots on goal, and held a 16-6 margin on corners. ODU is back home at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 as the Panthers battle preseason conference favorite Tiffin, before hitting the road again with a trip to Findlay for a 3:30 p.m. start on Sunday, Sept. 25.



Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

Saginaw Valley State University men’s soccer picked up its fourth and fifth straight wins of the season defeating both Tiffin and Findlay in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play this past weekend. The Cardinals scored the only goal they would need to defeat Tiffin when sophomore Conor Reaume (Troy, Mich.) found the back of the net off a pass from freshman Zach Vasold (Freeland, Mich.). Junior goaltender Jason Wise (Troy, Mich.) added his fourth win of the season and his second shutout. The Cardinals were able to get on top Findlay early scoring just 6:04 into the game when freshman Craig Neal (Bay City, Mich. / Bay City Western HS) capitilized on a shot off a pass from sophomore Morley Burns (Rochester, Mich. / Adams HS). The Oilers answered right back scoring just 39 seconds later knotting the score at 1-1. Sophomore Zach Walega (Saline, Mich.) scored on a shot into the top left corner of the net allowing the Cardinals to go onto a 2-1 victory over the Oilers late in the first half of play. Saginaw Valley is now 5-0 overall on the season, and 2-0 in the GLIAC. The Cardinals will be back in action on Friday (Sept. 23) when they take on Northwood for their season home opener. Game time is scheduled for 4:30 pm. Saginaw Valley will play their final game of the week when they travel to Davenport for a nonconference contest. The game is scheduled to start at 2:00 pm.


Tiffin Dragons

Tiffin University had a rough week, dropping two GLIAC games after two-time GLIAC Player of the Year Ashton Campbell went down with an injury 30 minutes into a 1-0 loss against Saginaw Valley State…The two teams combined for 42 fouls in the game. Jeremy Ashley played 90 minutes, making 6 saves…TU also fell to Northwood 2-1. Jeremy Ashley took the loss in goal, making 13 saves over his 90 minutes…TU opened scoring in the 38th minute when Nick Kutch headed home a corner from Michael O’Neill that was headed to him by Ryan Johnstone.

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