Sports Briefs

Women’s Soccer

The Norse kept their Great Lakes Valley Conference record unblemished, as they defeated the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2-0, Friday. Katie Kugele and Katie Hanck provided the offense, each with a goal in the second half leading NKU. Amy Martini and Lindsay Thieken got the assists. Laurel Chalk’s goal with less than five minutes remaining in regulation Sunday afternoon snapped a 1-1 tie and gave the Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team a 2-1 win over the University of Southern Indiana at Strassweg Field. With five minutes remaining and the score tied at 1-1, NKU’s Lindsey Thieken spotted Katie Hanck on a Norse throw-in. Hanck dribbled the ball to the end line, and she crossed the ball into the box. Chalk received the cross in front of the goal and drilled a four-yard shot past Southern Indiana goalie Casey Hrvatin to give NKU a 2-1 lead at the 85:54 mark, and the Norse defense held on for the victory. Freshman Amy Law tallied her fifth goal of the season as NKU won its fifth straight match and improved to 9-2-1 overall, 5-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Men’s Soccer

Scott Wittenborn’s goal with less than two minutes remaining in regulation Friday night snapped a 1-1 tie and gave the University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s soccer team a 2-1 win over NKU. Wittenborn knocked in the winning score off a pass from Alen Jujic, who tracked down a free kick from Jeff Facchin. Wittenborn finished off the play with a goal at the 88:09 mark, and Missouri-St. Louis held on for the victory. Jeremy Robertson tallied NKU’s goal in the first half off an assist from David Botos, and the score remained tied until the closing two minutes.

Cross Country

The men’s cross country team took part in the Lakefront Invitational in Chicago, placing twentieth in the 34 team field. Doug Fulmer led the field for the Norse finishing in 142nd place with a time of 26:44.

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