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Men's Soccer Shuts Out Tiffin in GLIAC Clash, 1-0

Men's Soccer Shuts Out Tiffin in GLIAC Clash, 1-0

OVERVIEW

SCORE:
 Northwood Timberwolves 1, Tiffin Dragons 0
RECORDS: Northwood (6-2-2, 4-0-1 GLIAC), Tiffin (4-3-2, 3-1-1 GLIAC)
LOCATION: Dean Field - Midland, Mich.
RECAP: Timberwolves stout defense key in shutout of Tiffin Sunday (October 1).

INSIDE THE GAME

  • Early on in the contest, Northwood goaltender Corbin Cecchini made his best save. On a Tiffin one-timer inside the box from the left side, Cecchini used his head to make a key stop in his bid for a shutout.
  • Outshooting the Dragons mid-way through the first half, the Timberwolves were looking to convert. In the 28th minute, Lirim Shefkiu was able to draw a penalty inside the box, leading to a penalty kick. James Vaughan, the usual candidate to shoot, converted on the opportunity to make it 1-0 in favor of the Timberwolves.
  • With Tiffin pressing in the final minute, the Northwood defense came to the aid of Cecchini. Josh Wates made a key block inside the box near the goal line to preserve the lead. In the final seconds, Zachary Bakos stood tall and blocked a strike from the top of the box as the clock wound down.

GAME STATS

  • SHOTS: Tiffin 13, Northwood 10
  • SAVES: Northwood 4, Tiffin 2
  • CORNER KICKS: Northwood 7, Tiffin 6
  • FOULS: Northwood 10, Tiffin 10

GAME NOTES

  • Tiffin leads the all-time series 16-9-4, but Northwood has gone 3-2-2 in the past seven meetings dating back to 2014.
  • James Vaughan set a personal best for goals in a season with his sixth on the penalty kick.
  • This was Northwood's fourth shutout win of 2017. They had seven last season.

UP NEXT

  • The Timberwolves will host Saginaw Valley for a game against the Cardinals on Wednesday (October 4). Game time is set for 3:00 p.m.