MIAMI — A slow game in the first half broke open into a fun night for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.

One first-half goal, followed by three in the second half, produced a 4-0 win for the Norsemen over Ecclesia College Tuesday, Sept. 18 on Red Robertson Field.

Early on, the game was very slow paced with Ecclesia — located in Springdale, Arkansas — packing the back half of pitch.

NEO would play in its offensive one-third of the field, but failed to find the net until just 12:15 remained in the half. Dylan Galhardo found Jack Holmes on a cross to get the Norsemen on the board.

In the second half, Thales Vilar got the scoring started early in the second half on a solo breakaway goal.

Thales won possession and knocked the ball up field, as the keeper came out, he chipped a nicely controlled ball over the keeper and into the goal.

With 32:30 remaining, Andre Rui took a ball to the corner, beat the outside back and scored a hard shot ball right across the keeper’s face.

The Norsemen would put an exclamation point on the win with less than 7 minutes on the clock when Rui sent a cross to the backside of the goal.

Haley Heffelman managed to get his head on it to drive the ball past the keeper.

The Norsemen return to conference action Sunday, Sept. 23 when they host Murray State at 5 p.m.

A slow game in the first half broke open into a fun night for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.

One firsthalf goal followed by three in the second half produced a 4-0 win over Ecclesia College on Red Robertson Field for the Norsemen.

Early on, the game was very slow paced with Ecclesia — located in Springdale, Arkansas — packing the back half of pitch.

NEO would play in its offensive one-third of the field, but failed to find the net until just 12:15 remained in the half. Dylan Galhardo found Jack Holmes on a cross to get the Norsemen on the board.

In the second half, Thales Vilar got the scoring started early in the second half on a solo breakaway goal.

Thales won possession and knocked the ball up field, as the keeper came out, he chipped a nicely controlled ball over the keeper and into the goal.

With 32:30 remaining, Andre Rui took a ball to the corner, beat the outside back and scored a hard shot ball right across the keeper’s face.

The Norsemen would put an exclamation point on the win with less than 7 minutes on the clock when Rui sent a cross to the backside of the goal.

Haley Heffelman managed to get his head on it to drive the ball past the keeper.

The Norsemen return to conference action Sunday, Sept. 23 when they host Murray State at 5 p.m.