No. 13 Denver Claims Victory Over Northwestern Friday

Denver's Andrew Shinyashiki
Denver's Andrew Shinyashiki

Friday's Summit League men's soccer schedule was highlighted by No. 13 Denver's road win at Big Ten opponent Northwestern by a 2-1 margin.


[13] Denver 2, Northwestern 1
EVANSTON, Ill. (denverpioneers.com) --In a match that saw its three goals scored inside six minutes of each other, the [13/15] University of Denver men's soccer team got goals from sophomore Andre Shinyashiki and junior Alex Underwood in a 2-1 win at [-/RV] Northwestern on Friday afternoon at Martin Stadium.

Shinyashiki found the Denver (2-0-1) breakthrough in the 67th minute off an assist from redshirt-senior Chandler Crosswait. The Denver senior found Shinyashiki down the right side and the Brazilian striker beat his mark and slid his strike just inside the far post and off the frame of the goal and in.

For the second Friday in a row, the Pioneers conceded a penalty, this one in the 71st minute.

Denver didn't waste time putting the pressure back on following the Northwestern penalty as Underwood and two-time captain Sam Hamilton completed a crafty give-and-go down the left in the 73rd minute, setting up the junior's curler off the inside of the post and in.


Omaha and Eastern Illinois also claimed Friday victories. The Mavericks shut out Drake by a 3-0 score at Caniglia Field, while the Panthers earned a shutout of their own, 2-0 over Green Bay.

Western Illinois nearly pulled off the upset at No. 17 SMU but fell 2-1. Fort Wayne also dropped a 2-1 contest to the Broncos of Western Michigan.

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