Soccer teams win on road


Katie Hanck scored two goals and added an assist Sunday to lead the Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team to a 4-0 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Kristen Votapek scored a goal and also had an assist as NKU upped its record to 10-3 overall, 7-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Lauren Piening picked up her ninth shutout of the season and finished with two saves for the Norse, who are ranked 24th nationally in the NCAA Division II poll.

Jeanna Goettelman gave NKU a 1-0 lead when she finished off a shot assisted by Hanck and Amy Martini. The Norse extended the advantage to 2-0 two minutes later when Hanck scored a goal off an assist from Votapek.

Votapek and Hanck each added goals in the second half as NKU rolled to its fourth straight victory. The Norse finished with 19-4 advantage in shot attempts and remained unbeaten (8-0) in the all-time series with Kentucky Wesleyan.

On Friday, Amy Law headed in a corner kick from Martini late in the second half to give the NKU women’s soccer team a 1-0 win over Bellarmine University.

Piening recorded her eighth shutout of the season and picked up three saves. The Norse held a 14-8 advantage in shots and an 8-4 edge in corner kicks.

With the game scoreless and less than five minutes remaining, Martini sent a corner kick into the box. Law finished the play by heading the ball past Bellarmine goalie Merideth Jones into the net for a 1-0 NKU lead.

The Norse upped the lead to 6-1-1 in the all-time series with Bellarmine.

NKU will play at the University of Indianapolis at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

The NKU men’s soccer team posted a 2-0 win over Kentucky Wesleyan College Sunday with David Lies and Randy Walters each scoring second-half goals.

NKU goalie Nate Madden recorded his 10th shutout of the season and had three saves. The Norse, who limited Kentucky Wesleyan to just four shots, improved to 10-2-2 overall, 5-2-1 in the GLVC.

Lies gave NKU a 1-0 lead with a goal that was assisted by Kyle Roberts. It was the first goal of the season for Lies, a defensive standout for the Norse.

NKU sealed the win when Walters beat KWC goalie Andrew Minton with a score that was also assisted by Roberts.

NKU has beaten Kentucky Wesleyan (3-9-1 overall, 0-7 GLVC) 12 consecutive times. The Panthers have not defeated NKU since the 1992 season.

NKU will play at the University of Indianapolis at noon Friday. The Norse will also travel to Kirksville, Mo., next Sunday to meet Truman State University.

Walters and Nathan Rudolph each scored goals Friday as the men’s soccer team posted a 2-0 win over Bellarmine University.

Madden recorded seven saves en route to the shutout

Walters gave NKU a 1-0 lead when he took a feed from Tony Cullum and beat Bellarmine goalie Brad Lipe for a score. Rudolph added an insurance goal in the 78th minute when he drilled a shot from the right side past Lipe and into the net. The goal was the first of the season for Rudolph.

Bellarmine held an 18-15 edge in shot attempts, but Madden’s play in the net kept the Knights from scoring.

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