MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - North Central University was back at home on Wednesday evening to take on the Vikings of Bethany Lutheran College.The Rams defense did all they could but the Vikings were able to score in the final 10 minutes to defeat the Rams by a score of 1-0.
- Defense was key throughout the contest as the teams combined for only 9 shots on goal.
- The loss moves the Rams to 3-2 (0-1 UMAC)
- North Central found themselves in a defensive battle on Wednesday evening in their first UMAC competition of the season. Neither team was able to come away with many opportunities throughout the contest. Each team had a couple opportunities throughout the first 45 minutes of play, but neither were able to come away with a goal. The second period opened up with the same defensive mentality. The Rams had a huge opportunity to come away with points in the 66th minute when senior, Noah Ramsby, was able to connect on with a corner kick but his header attempt drilled the post. The game remained scoreless until the 80th minute when the Rams committed a costly foul that set the Vikings up for a penalty kick. The mistake would prove to be the fatal for the Rams, as the Vikings turned the PK into the only goal of the contest.
- Gabe Hartwig - 5 saves
- The Rams will be in action back at home for another UMAC contest. The Rams will host the University of Minnesota-Morris on Saturday, September 15th, at 4:30 P.M. Live stats and live video can be found here at NCURams.com