Tahlequah Daily Press

October 25, 2013

Tigers, RiverHawks play to 0-0 draw


— HAYS, Kan. — The No. 25-ranked Northeastern State men’s soccer team battled No. 17 Fort Hays State to a 0-0 draw Thursday night at FHSU Soccer Field.

The RiverHawks (7-2-4, 4-1-2 MIAA) fired off 12 shots and attempted five corner kicks, while the Tigers (9-2-2, 4-1-2 MIAA) were held to six shots and two corners.

The six shots for the Tigers were the third-fewest attempted in a single game in program history (since 2011) and the fewest attempted since Sept. 16, 2012.

Sophomore midfielder Crosby Lee attempted a game-high three shots in the match, while three other members of the team had two.

NSU sophomore goalkeeper Eric Shephard saved two shots and earned his third clean sheet. FHSU keeper Kent Freund also recorded a shutout with three saves.

This was the second draw of the season between the two sides, as they played to a 2-2 standstill Sept. 26 in Tahlequah. The all-time record between the clubs now stands at 2-2-3, and NSU earned its first non-loss in Hays (0-2-1).

Northeastern State will stay on the road for a 1 p.m. match Oct. 26 at Southern Nazarene.