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 posting a hat trick and helping the Timberwolves secure a spot in the GLIAC Tournament last weekend.

GLIAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week:


Keith Lough - Northwood University
Edinburgh, Scotland

Senior forward Keith Lough netted his second career hat trick in Northwood’s 5-1 win over Findlay.  All three of his goals came in the second half, leading Northwood to a key GLIAC victory.  He now has a team-high eight goals on the season. Lough has been one of the GLIAC’s top offensive weapons this season, ranking first in shots (59) and shots per game (4.54),  while ranking second in the league in points (19), points per game (1.46), goals (8) and goals per game (0.62).

GLIAC Men’s Soccer Weekly Honor Roll:  Kenny Hewitt - AU, Randy Danso - LE, Casey Weddle - OD, Connor Raeume - 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; (9/26) Vinnie Vasilevski - NU; (10/5) Ryan Johnstone - TU; (10/10) Colby Catlett - OD; (10/17) Justin Nolan - AU; (10/24) Keith Lough - NU.



Ashland Eagles

The Eagles were 2-0 last week to extend their season-high unbeaten streak to four games. AU has climbed back into the chase for a spot in the GLIAC Tournament. The Eagles need a pair of road wins at Tiffin and Findlay this week to have a chance to chase down Lake Erie and Tiffin for the final spot in the tournament. The Eagles beat front-running Ohio Dominican, 2-1, last Thursday. AU took a 2-0 lead in the first half in the midst of blowing rain and wind and held on for the 2-1 win. Jamie Dollar scored twice for AU and Kenny Hewitt had the assist on the second of those goals. The Eagles beat Urbana, 3-2 in overtime, on the road on Sunday. Danny Lusheck scored the game’s opening goal before the Blue Knights took a 2-1 lead in the second half. The Eagles equalized when Hewitt’s corner kick in the 74th minute fell over the goal line. The 2-2 score carried into overtime. In the 97th minute, the Eagles drew a foul in the penalty area and Hewitt converted the penalty kick for the game-winner. Hewitt leads the Eagles with five goals and four assists this season and is second on AU’s all-time assists list with 22.


Findlay Oilers

The Oilers dropped a pair of contests in Michigan last weekend, falling to Northwood on Thursday, 5-1, then losing at Saginaw Valley State, 5-0... The Oilers only goal came in the 71st minute against Northwood when freshman Cullen Baron scored off a deflection from ten yards out... Findlay maganged only two shots in goal in the SVSU match... The losses drop the Oilers’ overall record to 3-11-1 on the season with a 1-8-1 mark in GLIAC play... Findlay will play Lake Erie at home in their next match on Friday, Oct. 28.



Lake Erie Storm  

Lake Erie went 1-1 on the week, picking up a big 4-0 win over Salem International University Friday and falling a goal short of Ohio Dominican on Sunday.  Junior Ajok Abiar (Bor, Republic of Southern Sudan./Gateway (Colo.)) had his first career two-goal match and classmate Randy Danso (Toronto, Canada/North Count Community College) matched him.  Senior Ricky Carreira (Toronto, Ont./Dante Alighieri Academy) and freshman Sam Etherton (Alliance, Ohio/Alliance) combined for the shutout in goal.  Against ODU Sunday, Lake Erie led 1-0 at half after sophomore Danny Eborall (Sheffield, England/Averett University score his sixth goal of the season after an assist from junior Jake Shelton(Newburg, Md./Webber International University).  Danso scored his third goal of the week and sixth of the season late in the loss.  Entering the final week of the regular season, Lake Erie currently sits in fourth place in the conference, with a two-point lead over Tiffin for the final playoff spot.  The Storm play the Dragons in the season finale Sunday and face Findlay on Friday evening.



Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood went 1-0-1 last week, downing Findlay 5-1 before playing Tiffin to a 1-1 draw … NU is now 7-3-3 overall, 5-3-3 in the GLIAC … the tie against the Oilers eliminated NU from a chance to win the GLIAC Championship and host the GLIAC Tournament – wins over Findlay and SVSU in their final two games would have given the Timberwolves the title and No. 1 seed … senior Keith Lough (Edinburgh, Scotland) had his second career hat trick in the win over Findlay … he now has a team-high eight goals on the season … all six goals scored in the Findlay game were netted in the second half … Northwood is currently ranked No. 5 in the latest Midwest regional rankings – the top four teams in each region make the tournament … Northwood will host second-ranked Saginaw Valley State Thursday (October 25) before heading to Notre Dame (Ohio) Saturday.




Ohio Dominican Panthers

ODU closed the conference portion of its regular season schedule with a 1-1-0 record this past week as the Panthers fell at Ashland 2-1 on a wintry Thursday evening, before taking down Lake Erie 3-2 at home on Sunday afternoon to secure the No. 2 seed in the GLIAC Tournament. Faced with their largest halftime deficit of the year on Thursday as the Eagles scored off a pair of corners, ODU put forth a valiant effort down the stretch as junior Casey Weddle (Cincinnati, OH) scored off a 30-yard free kick in the 73rd minute, but it was not enough as AU spoiled the Panthers title hopes. Needing a win against the Storm to ensure a postseason bid, ODU juniors Weddle, Colby Catlett (Hilliard, OH) and Justin Wheeler (Gahanna, OH) tallied three goals in a 16-minute stretch of the second half and hung on in the closing minutes for the 3-2 result. Catlett currently leads the GLIAC in both goals (9) and points (20), while Wheeler’s third score of the season and third game-winner moved him into a tie for first atop the conference. The Panthers have a quick turnaround as they are back home this Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. for the first of three non-conference games to close the regular season, beginning with former AMC foe, Urbana.



Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The No. 22 Saginaw Valley State University men’s soccer team swept the weekend defeating both Tiffin and Findlay. The Cardinals defeated Tiffin University 2-0 on Thursday (Oct. 20). The goals came from Tyler Channell and Conor Reaume. Saginaw Valley defeated Findlay 5-0 on two Lachlan Savage goals, and a goal apiece from Zach Walega, Tyler Channell and Conor Reaume. The Cardinals improve to 11-2-3 overall on the season, and 7-2-2 in the GLIAC. Saginaw Valley will be back in action on Thursday (Oct. 27) when they travel to Northwood University and Saturday (Oct. 29) when they return home for their final regular season game against Malone.


Tiffin Dragons

Tiffin University allowed goals in each half, eventually falling to Saginaw Valley State 2-0 in a key GLIAC matchup. Jeremy Ashley took the loss in goal, making 9 saves in 90 minutes…Tiffin University battled Northwood to a 1-1 double overtime tie. After a scoreless first half, the Dragons took the lead in the 67th minute when Qendrim Rexhepi took a pass from Pierre De Pauw and knocked it home. Ashley finished with 7 saves over 110 minutes...Ashley continues to lead the GLIAC in GAA, shutouts, and saves, while Ashton Campbell leads the conference in goals per game and points per game despite battling injuries throughout the season.

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