NKU faces second conference loss in same weekend


Kody Kahle

NKU forward Jessica Frey and the Norse will look to beat UC in the inaugural Riverboat Rivalry.

NKU women’s soccer took on the University of North Florida in their second Atlantic Sun Conference game on Sunday, resulting in their second loss of the weekend, and in conference play.

NKU would start of the first half strong, getting three shots off in the first ten minutes, coming from Macy Hamblin, Kelsey Laumann, and Sami Rutowski.

However, NKU’s strong offensive presence in the first half wouldn’t produce any goals for the Norse.

NKU goalie Megan Dorsey would be involved in a collision in the 18th minute, visibly struggling to stay in the game for the rest of the half. This game was only Dorsey’s second back after a seven game absence from an injury.

UNF would take the first point of the match late in the half as Jess Kinlaw would fire it into the back of the net in the 41st minute.

Starting the second half, NKU would make a goalie change to Brooke Schocker, who played in Dorsey’s seven game absence.

Jessica Frey would pick up NKU’s first and only goal of the game in the 76th minute off of a free kick from Rutowski.

UNF’s Kayla Gray would make the team’s second goal of the day in the 84th minute, and receive a yellow card in the 85th minute on a foul against NKU.

With the loss against UNF, NKU moves to 4-3-5 on the season, and 0-2 for Atlantic Sun Conference play.

The Norse take to the road for their next three games, before returning home to play Kennesaw State on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.