Women’s soccer downs Green Bay; Will host tourney quarterfinal Monday


Matt Sexton

NKU’s Jessica Frey (12) had the opening goal Friday in a 2-1 victory over Green Bay at NKU Soccer Stadium.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

Two second half goals propelled the Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory Friday over Green Bay at NKU Soccer Stadium.

With the victory, NKU (10-5-1, 6-2-1 in Horizon League) locked up the third seed in this week’s Horizon League tournament. The Norse will host Cleveland State 7 p.m. Monday.

A victory Monday will advance the Norse to the semifinals Thursday in Milwaukee against Oakland.

“Obviously we are thrilled to be able to host a first-round Horizon League tournament game,” Bob Sheehan, NKU head coach said in a release on nkunorse.com. “This is the first time in our Division I history where we have earned the right to host a postseason tournament game and I’m very proud of our players for their effort.”

Jessica Frey got the scoring started against Green Bay (3-18, 1-8) with a goal in the 54th minute. Brianna Frondorf picked up the assist.

Maria Silbersack made it 2-0 Norse in the 63rd minute. Macy Hamblin and Frey had assists.

Heidi Hartmann got one back for the Phoenix in the 68th minute, but it was the only shot that found the back of the NKU net.

Brooke Schocker made one save in the victory after coming on in the 23rd minute for Emily Lohmann.

NKU outshot Green Bay 20-17, including 8-2 in shots on goal. Hamblin led the Norse with nine shots, while Frey had five.

The entire Horizon League tournament will be televised on ESPN3.