The Northern Kentucky University Women’s Soccer Team has extended its winning streak to four Sept. 22 by defeating Ashland University 4-1 in non-conference play. It seems the team is starting to find the right combination to bring the most success.
The first half was huge for the Norse, who allowed three shots on goal and none to score, while NKU put five of its seven shots in the net. Senior Amy Law made the first goal in the 37th minute with help from teammates sophomore Carla Schierloh and junior Jeanna Goettelman. Junior Cara Alldred extended the lead 2-0 in the 49th minute when a clearing attempt allowed her to get a header shot in.
Just two minutes later, Ashland’s Christian Schaefer picked up a lost ball in front of the Norse net to put pressure on NKU by making the score 2-1.
In the 73rd minute, junior Jayme Light lobbed a shot from 25 yards out, marking her sixth goal of the season, and two minutes later, freshman Brandi Doss sealed the win, making her second goal of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Bare made three saves and kept her record at 3-0.
Since the team is so young, with 12 freshmen on the roster, with time and patience, the Norse will be able to overcome any competition and achieve its goal of bringing home a national championship.
“You have to have a lot of things fall into place. I think we have developed a tradition. I think the core that returns every year does really enjoy being a part of that and becoming leaders to young people and this year’s returnees will provide that. I think it is going to take the young players to try and get on board as quickly as possible, and everybody just working as hard as they can,” said Sheehan, on what it would take to get over the top and bring a national championship to NKU.
The Norse are now 7-2 overall and 4-2 in the GLVC. The next home game will be Oct. 6 at 7:30. Freshman Jenna Kramer said, “You’ll see some cool goals. I can tell you that they’ll score!”
Alldred added, “We’re creative with the ball on the field. We’re just all over the place. We make shocking goals. People are going to enjoy it for sure.”