celebrates a goal Sunday
- Jayme Light scored a goal and added an assist as the Northern
Kentucky University women’s soccer team posted a 4-1 win over
Wisconsin-Parkside at the Town & Country Sports Complex on Sunday.
Alex Armstrong and Catie Walton also tallied goals for the Norse,
who improved to 7-2 overall, 5-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
NKU controlled the field most of the game to knock off the two-time
defending GLVC champion Rangers (6-3, 3-2 GLVC).
the scoring in the 21st minute by taking a pass from Light and finishing
for her sixth goal of the season. The Norse held an 8-1 advantage
in shot attempts during the first half and took a 1-0 lead into
it 2-0 at the 55:24 mark by chipping a 20-yard shot past Wisconsin-Parkside
goalie Erica Higuchi - who had come out to challenge on the play
- into the back of the open net. Light sealed the win by finishing
off a rebound shot of her own miss at the 70:21 mark to give NKU
a 3-0 advantage.
Kelsey Johnson scored a goal to cut NKU’s lead to 3-1 at the
81:54 mark, Walton blasted a 35-yard shot into the top right corner
of the net to cap the scoring. It was Walton’s first career
goal with the Norse.
is ranked 23rd nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, finished
with a 17-7 edge in shot attempts and a 9-7 advantage in corner
kicks. The Norse now lead the all-time series with the Rangers by
an 8-2-2 margin.
A year ago,
NKU and Wisconsin-Parkside split two games. The Norse won the regular-season
contest, 2-0, and the Rangers defeated NKU, 1-0, in the GLVC Tournament
The Norse will
play a non-conference game at 4 p.m. Friday at Findlay. NKU resumes
GLVC action next Sunday when Bellarmine visits the Town & Country
Sports Complex for a noon contest.