Fire Unable to Hold Off Northwood
September 26, 2012
** Update - 6/4/2013 - After the season was concluded, it was announced that Northwood played an ineligible player. Therefore, Southeastern was awarded the win.**
West Palm Beach, Fla.- Southeastern University men’s soccer took on the Seahawks of Northwood University on Wednesday afternoon and lost by a final of 3-1.
The Fire came out in the first half and took control of the game with their defense playing well in the back, and the midfielders pushing the ball up field. Southeastern opened up the scoring in the 23rd minute of the game when they were awarded a free kick. Tyler Hoitsma stepped up to take the kick, and he served it into the box where senior Shawn Meek redirected the ball past the goalie to make the game 1-0.
The Fire played the rest of the half strong and took the game into halftime with a 1-0 lead.
The second half was a different story for the Fire; they could not keep pace with the Seahawks for the second 45 minutes. Six minutes in the second half Northwood made their run on the Fire. It started with Isosalo rocketing a ball past Fire goalie David Danahy, less than three minutes later Northwood was awarded a penalty kick and converted it to make the game 2-1. A minute later senior Seahawk forward Hughes made the game 3-1 after putting the ball past Danahy.
Northwood would hold the lead and give the Fire their third straight conference loss.
Southeastern is back in action Saturday against conference opponent St. Thomas University.