Light shines on the field

The Northern Kentucky University Women’s Soccer Team improved on its 3-0 record with two conference wins this weekend at home to stay perfect at 5-0.

It was two different games with the same result; a win for the Norse. It started with a 3-0 victory over Lewis on Sept. 7. Lewis had won its first conference game and was 2-2 coming into the game. It was a dominating win for NKU, which not only shut out Lewis, but also out shot them 30-3.

The scoring started early when freshman Kendall Day scored six minutes into the game to go up 1-0. NKU didn’t look back from there. Lauren Franzen, another freshman, scored her first goal of the year, which was also the only shot she took that night. Senior captain Jayme Light also added a goal for good measure to give the Norse a 3-0 victory. The shutout was recorded by goalkeeper Jenna Kramer and Alayna Fontaine.

On Sept. 9, NKU received its toughest test of the year against conference foe Wisconsin-Parkside. It was a battle of undefeated teams as both came into the contest with 4-0 records.

NKU got the scoring underway early with a goal two minutes into the game by freshman Ashley Warndorf, her second of the year. Seventeen minutes later, senior Cara Alldred made her first goal of the year and also giving NKU an early 2-0 lead. Wisconsin Parkside then showed why it was undefeated as it scored two unanswered goals. This tied the game up at 2-2 until the minute 84 of the game when Light took over.

On a penalty kick, Light knocked it through for her team-high fifth goal of the year. The penalty kick kept the Norse’s perfect season intact sending the team to 5-0 and handing Wisconsin Parkside its first loss of the season. Jenna Kramer was at goal for all 90 minutes and had two saves on goal.

NKU will take its No. 16 ranking into next weekend as it continues its home stand, facing Ashland Sept. 14 and GLVC opponent Bellarmine Sept. 16.

GLVC Highlights

-Liz Holmes was named GLVC Volleyball Player of the Week.

-Jayme Light was named GLVC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.