The Northern Kentucky women’s soccer team continued its winning ways Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 victory over Robert Morris. The Norse improve to 7-3-2 overall and 5-0 in the Horizon League. RMU falls to 4-7-2 overall and 0-3-2 in the conference.
“Today was a complete team effort. Many players made significant contributions to the team in earning a road victory. Our team continues to progress each time out. Our players continue to demonstrate the commitment that it takes to be successful.”
· Lindsey Meyer got the Norse on the board first with a goal in the 29thminute with the assist from Megan Sullivan.
· NKU continued to see the offense roll as Sofia Wilmes found the back of the net in the 38′ after being assisted by Mimi Stines.
· Emma McSwigan capped off the NKU scoring in the 44′ with the assist from both Kaya Vogt and Allison King.
· RMU was able to score in the 66′ with a goal from Kaoru Hayashi with an assist from Kayla Veloso-Lima.
· The Colonials final score was posted in the 86′ on a penalty kick from Haleigh Finale.
Between the Posts
· Stines (6-3-2) got the start in goal for NKU, playing 65:15 total minutes in the contest. Stines made one save and faced six overall shots.
· Mickayla Kowalski subbed in for Stines to close out the contest, playing 24:45 total minutes. Kowalski made one save as well and faced four total shots.
· Isabella Bohlen (3-2-2) started in goal for Robert Morris, playing 45:00 total minutes. Bohlen made three saves and faced 10 shots.
· Courtney Worstell subbed in for Bohlen to play the second 45:00 minutes. Worstell went on to make five saves after facing six shots.
· Northern Kentucky recorded the first shot of the match in the 16′ as Kayla Wypasek fired a strike out to the right.
· Meyer kept the pressure on RMU with another shot in the 19′ that missed to the right as well.
· Robert Morris posted back-to-back shots in the 25′ as Sheridan Reid looked to get the Colonials offense started.
· NKU got on the board first in the 29′ with a strike from Meyer found the back of the net with the assist by Sullivan.
· The Norse kept the offensive attack in high gear as Wilmes put NKU ahead 2-0 with a goal in the 38′ after the assist from Stines.
· Northern Kentucky capped off the first half with a third goal, as McSwigan blasted a shot past the keeper in the 44′. Both Vogt and King assisted on the goal as well.
· Madelyn Koewler looked to keep the NKU offensive attack alive in the second half, recording a shot in the 52′ but was saved by Worstell.
· RMU was on the board midway through the second period with a goal scored by Hayashi in the 66′.
· Meyer sought to double her goal total on the day in the 79′ but was denied by Worstell who made the diving save to the right.
· Robert Morris saw a final offensive outburst with a goal scored in the 86′ on a penalty kick.
· The Norse out-shot the Colonials this afternoon, 16-10. NKU tallied 11 shots on goal as well compared to RMU’s total of four.
· Wilmes now has four goals during the 2021 campaign. This is her second straight match with a goal as well.
· Meyer has totaled three goals on the year now, and she has recorded a point in three consecutive matches also.
· Vogt has now totaled three assists this year, and this is her second straight game with an assist.
· Sullivan, Stines and King all recorded their first assist of the season as well.
Northern Kentucky returns home next week as the Norse will face Purdue Fort Wayne in Horizon League action. This match is slated for a 7 p.m. start from NKU Soccer Stadium.
Assistant Athletic Communications Director
Northern Kentucky University