Day prepares to score during the first half of NKU’s
5-1 win against Findlay on Sunday. The Norse improved to 3-0
with the victory.
SCORE / PHOTO
- Four players netted goals for the Northern Kentucky University
women’s soccer team during a 5-1 victory against Findlay on
Sunday night at the Town & Country Sports Complex.
Kendall Day, Kara Costello and Kelly Sullivan each tallied goals
for NKU, which improved to 3-0. The Norse also benefited from a
Findlay own goal when an Oiler defender accidentally kicked the
ball into her team’s net in the first half.
off the NKU scoring at the 15:34 mark by finding the back of the
net with a shot from 10 yards. Day extended NKU’s lead to
2-0 at the 23:43 mark with a goal that was assisted by both Mason
and Kelly Snead.
advantage increased to 3-0 in the 44th minute when Findlay defender
Brianna Milne, trying to clear the ball in the box, inadvertently
directed the kick into the Oilers’ net.
at the 78:47 mark on a goal by Sara Jones, but NKU responded five
minutes later when Costello’s 10-yard shot found the back
of the net. Sullivan and Mason each were credited with assists on
NKU closed out
the scoring in the 88th minute when Sullivan netted her second goal
of the season off a rebound. Snead picked up the assist on the play.
The Norse, ranked
14th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll, finished with a 23-10
advantage in shots. NKU goalie Angela Healy notched two saves and
did not allow a goal in 70 minutes of play.
NKU begins Great
Lakes Valley Conference play Friday afternoon with a contest against
Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis. The Norse conclude the two-game
trip Sunday at Lewis.