----Shirley Ernst

By Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information

WILDER, Ky. - Senior Night was special for the Northern Kentucky University women's soccer team, which closed out the regular season with a dominating 6-2 victory over Findlay
Wednesday night.

Lauren Franzen opened up scoring two minutes into the game by taking a ball away from the Findlay defense in the 18-yard box and knocking home her third of the season. NKU's two seniors took over just two minutes later as Shirley Ernst sent a pass up to Amy Law, who buried the shot on a two-on-none breakaway to make it 2-0.

Jayme Light scored her 12th goal of the season at the 5:34 mark by taking a crossing pass from Franzen and sending the shot to the far corner to give NKU a 3-0 lead.

Karlyn Long got the Oilers on the board in the 37th minute with her first of the year. Erin Roberts' corner kick came across the box for Christina Smith, whose initial shot was saved by a waiting Kelly Bare.

Long was right there for the rebound and cut NKU's lead to 3-1.

Ernst made it 4-1 in the 41st minute on a quick reaction play. Findlay goalkeeper Tessa Overman misplayed a ball into the box, dropping it between her legs. Ernst was right there to bury the free shot for her second marker of the season.

Maria Chilbert had the answer just two minutes later with a very similar situation, knocking in a loose ball in the 18-yard box for her first of the year.

Light and Brandi Doss would add goals in the second half to seal the win for the Norse, who improved to 13-4-0 on the year. Bare went relatively unchallenged in the game, making just one save in the victory. Overman had eight saves for Findlay (2-11).

The Norse travel to Indianapolis on Sunday for the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.

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