Franzen fights her way to her fourth goal of the season to
lead the Norse to a 1-0 victory over Missouri-St. Louis.
By Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
WILDER, Ky. – The Northern Kentucky University women’s
soccer team took a huge step toward securing a first-round home game
in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament with a 1-0 victory
over Missouri-St. Louis on Friday night.
The victory avenged
3-2 loss to Missouri-St. Louis in last season’s GLVC Tournament
The 24th-ranked Norse (9-2, 5-2 GLVC) maintained
offensive pressure throughout the first half, outshooting Missouri-St.
4-2-1 GLVC) by a 7-1 margin. Lauren Franzen provided the difference
maker for the Norse in the 21st minute when Brandi Doss sent a
cross into the box for Ashley Warndorf, who settled the ball to
for her fourth goal of the season.
opportunity to equalize came with just 40 seconds remaining in
the game. Caitlin Farrow picked up
a long pass from the Missouri-St. Louis defense in stride, a step
the NKU defense for a breakaway. Norse back Kristi Hofmeyer was
not deterred, however, tracking down her opposition and making
tackle inside the 18-yard box to thwart the offensive rush.
Norse defense controlled the Tritons most of the game, allowing
just two shots to reach NKU goalkeeper Angela Healy. Missouri-St.
Louis goalkeeper Hanna Sayre had four saves on the opposite end.
wraps up its three-game homestand on Sunday in a matinee against
Southern Indiana. Kickoff is scheduled for noon at the
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