Men’s Soccer Slips Past NKU On Senior Night

Seniors McGrath And Williams Score In Aces Victory

 On a night the Purple Aces honored eight seniors, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team wrapped-up a three-game homestand with a 2-1 victory over Northern Kentucky on Tuesday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

“It’s always good to go out with a win on senior night,” said Aces men’s soccer head coach Marshall Ray. “I think it’s a testament to the group. We worked hard and we battled tonight. We gave up a goal there that we probably shouldn’t have, but to be honest with you, we’ve talked about all season that we just want to have one more goal than the other team and we did that tonight. It was great to see Ian (McGrath) and Caleb (Williams) score, two seniors going off that way, and I think they really led the team this evening.”

Fittingly, senior midfielders Ian McGrath and Caleb Williams each scored for UE with Williams leading the way with four shots in the win. In goal, senior Matthew Keller captured his seventh victory of the season, making a save and allowing one goal. For the Norse, Edo Durante recorded the lone goal of the match.

The Aces opened the scoring just 16 minutes into the match as Evansville earned a penalty kick and McGrath put it away for his 11th goal of the season.

In the 20th minute, Evansville added another goal as McGrath played the ball to Williams who flipped the ball past the Norse’s keeper to give the Aces a 2-0 advantage. Five minutes later, NKU scored after Nick Perez played the ball into the box where Durante dribbled and slipped it into the back of the net to trim Evansville’s lead in half at 2-1.