FORMER HUSKIE OUSTS CURRENT HUSKIES IN US OPEN CUP

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Current NIU soccer players Jordan Godsey, Isaac Kannah and Sean Totsch saw their U.S. Open Cup adventure end at the hands of former Huskie Kyle Knotek on Tuesday night as the Dayton Dutch Lions eliminated the Chicago Fire Premier Development League team, 2-1, in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Godsey, Kannah and Knotek all started the match as the two teams tangled for the right to move on to play the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer in the third round. Kannah nearly opened the scoring in the 25th minute as his shot from just outside the box forced an excellent diving save from the Lion goalkeeper. After the Fire tied the match in the 90th minute, the Lions answered in stoppage time to claim the victory and advance to the next round.

Knotek and the Lions will meet the Crew next Tuesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. ET in Columbus.