- The Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team scored
four goals in the second half Friday night and coasted to a 4-1
victory over Lewis at the Town & Country Sports Complex.
and Lauren Franzen each scored a goal and added an assist as the
Norse - ranked 23rd nationally in the NCAA Division II poll - improved
to 6-2 overall, 4-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The start
of the second half was delayed for nearly an hour due to lightning,
but NKU responded quickly after play resumed.
off a rebound shot with her fifth goal of the season at the 47:06
mark to give the Norse a 1-0 lead. Lewis, however, wasted no time
in tying the score less than a minute later as Heather Ywaniw tallied
a goal off an assist from Sarah Ybarra.
gave NKU the lead for good at the 57:49 mark by drilling a 25-yard
shot over Lewis goalie Lindsay Frederick into the back of the net.
Jayme Light netted a goal at the 62:58 mark for a 3-1 NKU advantage,
and Franzen capped the Norse scoring by tapping in a rebound shot
at the 68:18 mark for her fifth goal of the year.
added two assists for NKU, which finished with a 21-1 advantage
in shot attempts and a 14-1 edge in corner kicks. NKU upped its
lead in the all-time series with Lewis to 7-1-1.
to 4-6-1 overall, 1-2-1 in the GLVC.
NKU will meet
two-time defending GLVC champion Wisconsin-Parkside at noon Sunday
at the Town & Country Sports Complex. The Rangers are 6-2 overall
after posting a 3-1 win at Bellarmine on Friday.