Women’s soccer wins for series split

The Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team salvaged their weekend by defeating Christian Brothers University 2-0 at Town and Country Sports Complex.

The Norse rebounded from a tough loss on Friday night at the hands of Tusculum.

The Norse were led by goals from Amy Tate and Kristen Votapek. The Norse defense stood tough and shut down the Christian Brothers’ offense.

The Norse outshot Christian Brothers 10-2.

The first half the Norse were pressing hard. Kristen Votapek had a couple of shots ring off of the post. At the half the game was scoreless.

During the second half the Norse upped the pressure and had Christian Brothers pinned in their defensive end.

The Norse defense stumbled once and Christian Brothers had a two on one breakaway that shot past Norse goalie Lauren Piening. Norse defender Amy Martini made a heads-up play and cleared the ball off the line to keep the game scoreless.

Around the 62:34 mark of the second half, Amy Tate followed up a shot by Katie Hanck and put it past Christian Brothers goalie Amy Clunie.

The shot was Tate’s first career goal for the Norse.

The goal came at a perfect time for the Norse as they continued to flex their defensive muscle.

Kristen Votapek sealed the deal for the Norse as she accepted a perfect pass from Michelle Kelly to secure another goal.

After Votapeks’ goal the Norse continued to dominate defensively.

With the win the Norse improve their record to 3-1 for the season.

Saturday the team heads to Michigan for an anticipated difficult game against Ferris State.