- Northern Kentucky University’s Jayme Light has been named
the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week in women’s
soccer, the league office announced Monday.
Light, a senior
forward and graduate of Colerain High School, scored two goals last
week to lead the 16th-ranked Norse to a pair of GLVC victories.
During NKU’s 3-0 win over visiting Lewis on Friday, Light
took six shots, including three shots on goal, and converted the
second goal of the game.
score pushed the Norse lead to 2-0 in the 27th minute of play. Light
was assisted on the goal on a lead pass from Katie Guinn.
On Sunday, Light
snapped a 2-all tie late in regulation by finding the back of the
net with a penalty kick to give NKU a 3-2 win over Wisconsin-Parkside.
With the score tied at 2-all, NKU’s Kara Costello was taken
down inside the 18-yard box by a Wisconsin-Parkside defender in
the 84th minute, forcing a penalty kick. Light converted the attempt
to give NKU victory.
Light has five
goals and one assist to lead the Norse in goals and points (11)
this season. She also has two game-winning goals this season.
NKU (5-0, 2-0)
will host Ashland on Friday at 5 p.m. in a non-conference contest
at the Town & Country Sports Complex in Wilder, Ky.